Howard's End | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mary Pinkerton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Howard's End.
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Critical Essay by Mary Pinkerton

SOURCE: Pinkerton, Mary. “Ambiguous Connections: Leonard Bast's Role in Howards End.Twentieth Century Literature 31, no. 2-3 (summer-fall 1985): 236-46.

In the following essay, Pinkerton finds that Forster's treatment of the character Leonard Bast in Howards End prefigures his ending of A Passage to India.

E. M. Forster, in “The Challenge of Our Time” (1946), clarified what he saw as the dilemma of Victorian liberal humanism:

The education I received in those far-off and fantastic days made me soft, and I'm very glad it did, for I have seen plenty of hardness since, and I know it does not even pay. … But though the education was humane, it was imperfect, inasmuch as we none of us realized our economic position. In came the nice fat dividends, up rose the lofty thoughts...

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