Howard's End - Study Guide Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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Henry does not understand why Meg will not let him into the house. She refuses entrance also to the doctor who tries to persuade her for medical reasons but Meg persists and stands firm. Meg feels as if she is taking a stand for all women at this point and that to let any man, even Henry, into Howards End would be a betrayal of all womankind.

"It all turns on affection now," said Meg. "Affection. Don't you see? I like Helen very much, you not so much. Dr. Mainsbridge doesn't know her. That's all. And affection, when reciprocated, gives rights. Put that down in your notebook, Dr. Mainsbridge. It's a useful formula."

The men and the driver leave Meg to tend to her sister. After the car pulls away, Meg faces Helen for the first time in a long time and asks...

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