|Plot Summary of Maurice|
|"Considered way too controversial to be published when it was completed (in 1914) , E.M. Forster's "Maurice" is the story of a young Englishman of upper class gentry who confronts his own sexuality--he is gay. Even in England this is considered taboo, especially in the early 20th century. Maurice first encounters Clive while at Cambridge and then later he meets Alex, Clive's gamekeeper of his estate. Through these two troubled relationships, Maurice is forced to confront his own his own torments, puzzles, and heartbreaks before finally accepting who and what he is. Forster makes this novel truly a love story, based partially upon Forster's own background. The author maintains the same dignity, the same literary excellence in this book as he does in "Passage to India" and "A Room with a View," to name two. "
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Maurice|
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Time/era of story
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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