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Thus E . M . Forster , in Aspects of the Novel : and if we want the case against
Scott we cannot do better than continue the quotation : He is seen to have a trivial
mind and a heavy style . He cannot construct . He has neither artistic detachment
Beneath the surface of things for Forster , then , is a nullity , a void .
Fundamentally , Forster is a tragic humanist for whom man is justified by his self -
awareness and by the fruits of his imagination , by the arts and , especially
perhaps , by ...
These symbols are not sentimentalized , for Greece contains Pan , and Forster ' s
symbol always includes the life of impulse , of impulse even to brutishness and
cruelty . We see this in his first novel Where Angels Fear to Tread ( 1905 ) , a ...
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