Blog Assignment #3: Howards End
For Monday 7/28 we’ll be reading E. M. Forster’s Howards End, the preface and pp. 5-134. This novel tells the story of three English families of the Edwardian middle classes. Like many of the stories we’ve read this term, this one concerns itself, on the one hand, with social unity and, on the other, with conflicts between social influences and the self. Based on your reading for Monday, how does this narrative seem to handle an important conflict between the self and one or two social factors? Use a brief example from the text to make your statement concrete.