Essay Topic 1
Discuss the six authors Forster quotes to illustrate the futility of studying works of literature in terms of chronology.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
Essay Topic 4
Why is Forster reluctant to admit that the primary component of a novel is its story?
Essay Topic 5
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?
Essay Topic 6
What does Forster contend is the important difference between real people and people in...
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