Monday, June 18, 2012

"Howards End" by E.M. Forster

Howards End (from the film)
In Chapter 25, Margaret decides that she would like to live at Oniton, one of her future husband's many properties, even though he apparently has no use for the place. Also in this chapter, on the way to Oniton, one of the cars hits a cat, and all the cars stop and order the women to get into one care and drive off. Margaret, however, screams for them to stop, and finally jumps out of the car and injures herself. Forster writes this about what she was feeling afterwards: "[These men] had no part with the earth and its emotions. They were dust, and a stink, and cosmopolitan chatter, and the girl whose cat had been killed had lived more deeply than they."

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