E. M. Forster. E. M. Forster’s life. Birth: 1879 born in London, son of an architect Aunt: Marianne Thornton, leaving Forster ₤8.000, enough for him to live on and enabled him to become a writer. King’s College, Cambridge: 1897-1901
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Aunt: Marianne Thornton, leaving Forster ₤8.000, enough for him to live on and enabled him to become a writer.
King’s College, Cambridge: 1897-1901
Bloomsbury Group: 1910s-1920s. In the atmosphere of skepticism, he became under the influence of Sir Jamer Frazer, Nathaniel Wedd, Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, and G.E. Moore, and shed his not very deep Christian faith.
The symbolic differences between Italy and England: Forster idealized Italy as a place of freedom and sexual expression. Italy promised raw, natural passion that inspired many Britons at the time who wished to escape the constrictions of English society. While Lucy is in Italy her views of the world change dramatically, and scenes such as the murder in the piazza open her eyes to a world beyond her “protected life in Windy Corner”.
To understand E. M. Forster’s novel A Room with a View, it is critical to have a sound background knowledge about the Victorian era, especially the Victorian attitudes about emotion and sexuality, women’s position in this time. Write an essay about 3-5 pages to explore the aforementioned background knowledge.