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Howards End Chapter 21

By E.M. Forster

Chapter 21

  • Charles and Dolly are in a fight – or rather, Charles is berating Dolly for the situation the Wilcoxes are in. He blames her not only for Evie's coming marriage to Percy, but also for Mr. Wilcox's marriage to Margaret.
  • Charles assumes that Margaret was just out to get Howards End, and fatalistically thinks that she's accomplished her goal.
  • Dolly calms him down, and calms down the baby, who's upset by this parental strife. Charles subsides, muttering something about keeping an eye on "these Schlegels."