Howard's End Essay | The Importance of Knowing One's Self In E.M. Forster's Howard's End

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The Importance of Knowing One's Self In E.M. Forster's Howard's End

Summary: The importance of saying'I' and embracing the 'inner'and the 'unseen' as portrayed in E.M. Forster's Howards End is examined in this essay. Highlights how the characters within the novel come to know themselves -- or not -- and the reward that comes to those who do.
Do the characters of "Howards End" understand the importance of `knowing oneself'"

It was Rose Macauley who wrote in The Writings of E. M. Forster- Howards End (1938) that one meaning of the novel might be "about the importance of knowing oneself, of learning to say "I."." Those that can say "I" are those who can also see the `unseen' and accept the `inner'. Those that cannot only see the `seen' and the `outer'. The novel argues that a lack of knowing oneself leads to life's ills and no sense of personal responsibility for your actions. Mr Wilcox is the leading character for creating the ills and not taking any personal responsibility for them. It also leads to circumstances where one may know of someone else's misfortunes and not act if they become directly involved. In Howards End action...

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