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It can be seen that, in 'A Room with a View', Forster explores the nature of love and sets against the frozen English heart, the passionate, if often irresponsible and cruel Italian.

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English Essay 'A Room with a View' By Carlie Waterman It can be seen that, in 'A Room with a View', Forster explores the nature of love and sets against the frozen English heart, the passionate, if often irresponsible and cruel Italian. 'A Room with a View' is an observation of a girl whose undeveloped heart is awakened by her experiences in Italy. It is a comparison between cold, English, repressed emotion and the passionate, irresponsible Italian emotion. 'A room with a View' is a discussion about love and the cross relationships between classes. The obvious example of the latter is the love experienced by Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson. Although Lucy comes from an upper/middle-classed family and George was raised in a lower/middle classed household, they still manage to find love in Florence, while away from the pressures and expectations of their normal English society. ...read more.


Lucy only accepted Cecil's offer to please her mother and not on account of her true feelings. Also, Lucy because of her status in English society had to repress her emotions towards George due to the social structures of Windy Corner. In this book Forster expresses the difference between what it means to be of a higher status in England rather than lower and how these social classes convey and express emotion. This difference can be seen in Lucy and George, as George's approach to expressing his love for Lucy is much more boisterous and passionate than Lucys more subtle approach. Lucy denied to her family, friends and self that she ever felt anything for George. Pg. 213- Lucy- 'I do not love George; I must go to Greece because I do not love George; I did not brake off my engagement because I love George.' ...read more.


To be Italian means that it is expected that you are passionate, when it comes to love and openly express all emotion. Forster reveals the nature of love through his characters. He makes contrasts between the way different people express love. This is exposed through the characters actions, dialogue with other characters, reactions to certain events from the point of view of the author and of other characters. Forster reveals the 'nature of love' also through the character dialogue and how different characters express their feelings. Pg. 27- Cecil-"'Up until now I have not kissed you'...He considered with truth that it had been a failure. Passion should believe itself irresistible." Compared to George- pg. 89- 'He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves. The bushes above them closed. He stopped forward and kissed her.' Through the characters in his novel Forster explores the nature of love by setting the characteristics of the English class system against the passionate nature of the Italian. ...read more.

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