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What I thought...

What I thought when I first started reading Howard's End was that I hadn't read a novel in a really really long time, and that it was kind of nice to be able to get into the story and just enjoy it for what it was and not to feel like I had to make any specific sort of meaning out of it.  I didn't really know how I felt about it, and to be honest, even now, after finishing the book, I feel a little bit indifferent towards it.  I like the plot, and I think there were many themes and politicial/social implications relating to the time period in which it was written, but I still didn't see how it related to the class, and actually still to this day do not see how it relates to the class.  I guess we can see the evolution of this story in the context of biological evolution, but on the top of my head, I can think of a few other good books that may have been able to accomplish the same goal. 

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