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This test consists of 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout Howards End Forster alludes to great works of art, literature, music, and historical events to develop the characters and give context to the story. Pick several allusions from the novel and write an essay explaining how Forster uses these references to popular culture or history to make his story richer and to deepen the reader's understanding of his characters.
Essay Topic 2
Find specific examples of foreshadowing in Howards End, making note of when these events occur. Write an essay analyzing the author's use of foreshadowing, discussing why those events are or are not effective. Why does an author use foreshadowing? Use at least three examples from the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 3
At its heart, the story Howards End is essentially about the relationship that develops between the Schlegel and Wilcox families, which grows more complicated as the novel unfolds. There are some basic and fundamental differences between the two families. Write an essay comparing the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes. Describe the key characteristics of each family that make them either similar or different, and discuss how these characteristics affect the relationship between the two families.
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