"Howards End" by E.M. Forster

"Howards End" by E.M. Forster

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Zode Compton // Ms. C. Kelley's 1B Honors World Literature // Due 3/10/17

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • My new wife doesn't know this is supposed to be hers...
  • Climax
  • It's your fault!
  • It is 1910, and the story begins in England. The reader is introduced to the Wilcox Family, who live at the luxurious estate outside of London called Howards End, and to the Schlegels, a middle class family living in London, and the Basts, a poor clerk and his fiancée.
  • Falling Action
  • I'm...I'm pregnant.
  • Ms. Wilcox dies, wants Howards End to go to Margaret Schlegel, but it goes to her husband Henry instead. The feud between the families, which are symbolic of their respective classes, continues. Margaret marries Henry Wilcox, connecting the 2/3 families.
  • Resoultion
  • Helen crashes Evie Wilcox's wedding with the Jacky and Leonard Bast, trying to gain Henry's attention towards Henry Wilcox's affair with Jacky 10 years prior, and it being his fault for Leonard losing his job.
  • Conflict
  • Helen has vanished to Germany, and is worrying everybody. Margaret and Henry trick her into coming back to Howards End in England, where she confesses to Margaret why her behavior is different.
  • Leonard Bast is murdered by Charles Wilcox, the eldest son of Henry. Charles gets sent to jail. The book ends with Margaret, Henry Wilcox, Helen and her baby boy now all live under the same roof at Howards End, symbolizing unity between classes and ideas.
  • The conflict in the book is the struggle between men and women, upper class and lower class, traditional and progressive.
  • VS.
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