Change - English

Change - English

  • Submitted By: koneko
  • Date Submitted: 08/18/2010 2:01 AM
  • Category: English
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Change commonly occurs in a person’s life. It can be seen as the result of where a transformation can be seen in a person and/or their surrounding environment. Change is considered inevitable, and it will always be different for everybody, and eventually has the ability to lead to a greater understanding of oneself and others. Such change can be seen in the novel 'A Room with a View' by E.M Forster, the poem 'Flames and Dangling Wire' by Robert Gray and the short story 'Sky High' by Hannah Robert, through the various themes and techniques placed in them.

In Forster's 'A Room with a view', Lucy Honeychurch experiences change, by changing from an innocent and dependant woman on her family to an independent woman who is able to make her own decisions. It is through Lucy and her transformation that Forster promotes the value of being true to oneself to be able to live a better life. In the novel, a technique Forster uses to demonstrate change in Lucy is the motif of a muddle. In the end of Part one after the climatic scene with George, Lucy says “I want not to be in a muddle. I want to grow older quicker.” A muddle in A Room with a View is shown to be a problem, confusion or a choice that a character gets stuck in the middle of. Forster shows that Lucy doesn’t want to have to make choices or learn the lessons of life, she wants to breeze through quickly. Towards the end of the novel Mr Emerson tells Lucy “It is not on Death or Fate I stop. It is the muddles that horror me!” He then goes on to talk about some of these muddles that Lucy herself has been in, such as when she wouldn’t accept the room with a view. Forster demonstrates through Mr Emerson that Lucy should face life and experiences because without them she wouldn’t grow or change. Muddles are these points of change in Lucy and, inevitably, she needs to face them in order to come to the realisation that she is in love with George.

As well as the motif of the muddle, Forster shows change in Lucy though...

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