E. M. Forster | Critical Essay by Barbara Rosecrance

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of E. M. Forster.
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SOURCE; "Maurice and Fictions of Homosexuality," in Forster's Narrative Vision, Cornell University Press, 1982, pp. 150-83.

In this excerpt, Rosecrance notes that the homosexual stories reveal defeat and the fragmentation of Forster's artistry.

"The Other Boat," Forster's last story, is a painful and remarkable narrative. Its strong characterizations of the Englishman and his half-caste lover and its signification of the psychic power of the mother in Forster's mind give it greater artistic interest than the other homosexual stories. Lionel March, a British officer en route to Bombay, is seduced by Cocoa, a young but sophisticated half-caste, into an affair that ends in violence and catastrophe. Cocoa's native status, appearance, perceptiveness, and opportunism a little recall Aziz, but March is no Fielding; rather he is like Maurice, an unintellectual, physically attractive Anglo-Indian, unaware of his charms or his nature. Once drawn into...

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