Discuss the six authors Forster quotes to illustrate the futility of studying works of literature in terms of chronology.
What does Forster think about the motto "History develops, Art stands still"? How does he come back to that in the conclusion of his lecture series?
What is the difference between the life in time and the life by value? How does Forster illustrate this point through the work of Sir Walter Scott?
Why is Forster reluctant to admit that the primary component of a novel is its story?
How does Forster tie in his main theme that the purpose of novels is to allow the reader a deeper, broader understanding of life with his discussion of the People aspect of the novel?
What does Forster contend is the important difference between real people and people in novels? Why is this an important distinction? Using research on Forster himself...
This section contains 594 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)