An Analysis of the Female Characters in E.M.Forster’s Novels

Abstract

This paper analyses the female characters in E.M.Forster’s novels from the perspective of feminism, through the deep exploration of E.M.Forster’s works, it is evident to draw a conclusion that there are four kinds of female characters: first of all, stubborn and arrogant old ladies; the second type is insensitive but self-awakening middle-aged ladies; the third type is knowledgeable and smart young ladies; the last one is the warm-hearted and benevolent lady. These four kinds of different female characters can reveal that E. M. Forster has a contradictory attitude towards women. For one thing, he respected and sympathized with women, for another he discriminated against women.