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Social Class Theme

After reading the fist hundred and fifty pages of Howards End, I can see where the book is headed.  This book represents a snapshot of time at a specific time and place for three distinct social classes.  The Wilcoxes are at the top, the Schlegels in the middle and Leonard Bast at the bottom of the social tiers in England.  The book tracks these characters as they interact within and among their respective social classes and the other classes.  This makes for a very intriguing story about how each class approaches such subjects as music, literature and larger issues, such as women’s suffrage.

Andrea Zambetti

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