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University of J.J.

Strossmayer in Osijek Department of Culturology Media Culture

A ROOM WITH A VIEW


B Y E D WA R D M O R G A N F O R S T E R
Student: aklina Peji

EDWARD MORGAN FORSTER


January 1, 1879 June 7, 1970 English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettis Class difference and hypocrisy in English society Traveled in Italy and Greece Where Angels Fear to Tread The Longest Journey A Room with a View A Passage to India Maurice - 1971

A ROOM WITH A VIEW


Genre novel Time 1908 Place Italy and England Characters Lucy Honeychurch, George Emerson, Cecil Vyse, Charlotte Bartlett, Mr. Emerson, Freddy, Mrs. Honeychurch, Mr. Beebe, Eleanor Lavish, Miss Alan

A ROOM WITH A VIEW


A young woman in the repressed culture A romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century

Differences between conservative England and


open-minded continental Europe Forsters most optimistic book

A ROOM WITH A VIEW


First adaptation theatre 1975 Film adaptation 1985, by James Ivory BBC Radio 4 produced a four-part radio drama 1995,

written by David Wade and directed by Glyn Dearman


ITV Network television adaptation in 2007 ( father and son actors), by Andrew Davies with its own ending

FILM ADAPTATION, 1985


Even uses novel chapter titles to divide the film into sections. Award winning adaptation Cast: Helena Bonham-Carter Lucy Honeychurch Julian Sands George Emerson Daniel Day-Lewis Cecil Vyse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkrldSP4EU8

Lucy Honeychurch Her piano skills show that she has potential for great passions Breaks the social codes that are expected of her Chooses to follow the true instincts of love

George Emerson Passionate desire for truth, even though at the beginning he considers life not worth living Encourages Lucy to leave Cecil and follows her heart

Cecil Vyse Dislikable character Despises all the country people, ugly things and cheerful music He has an apstract vision of Lucy and there is no such thing as love in his life / selfconscious

Freddy Lucy's younger brother Lighthearted, loves tennis, swimming and the study of anatomy Dislikes Cecil and likes George.

SUMMARY
Lucy Honeychurch visits Italy under the charge of her older cousin Charlotte. At their guesthouse, in Florence, they are given rooms that dont look over the river Arno as promised. Mr. Emerson generously offers them the rooms belonging to himself and his son George. Although Charlotte is offended by Mr. Emerson's lack of tact she finally does agree to the switch Later that day, Mr. Beebe watches Lucys passionate piano playing and predicts that someday she will live her life with the same passion.

In her walk to the Piazza Signoria Lucy suddenly witnesses the murder. George happens to be nearby and catches her when she faints. On their way home, he kisses her, much to her surprise. She keeps his rash behavior a secret, telling it only to Charlotte. On a country outing in the hills, Lucy wanders in search of Mr. Beebe, but the Italian cab driver leads her instead to George. George sees her and again kisses her, but this time Charlotte sees him. She leaves with Lucy for Rome the next day.

In Rome, Lucy spends time with Cecil Vyse, whom she knew in England. He proposes to her twice in Italy and she rejects him both times. But third time, back home, she accepts. There is a small villa available for rent in the town and Cecil offers it to the Emersons, whom he meets by chance in a museum. They take him up on the offer and move in.

George plays tennis with the Honeychurches on a Sunday While Cecil reads from a book by Miss Lavish, a woman who also stayed with Lucy and Charlotte at the pension in Florence. The novel records a kiss among violets, and Lucy realizes that Charlotte let the secret out. In a moment alone, George kisses her again

Lucy tells him to leave, but George insists that Cecil is not the right man for her, characterizing Cecil as controlling and appreciative of things rather than people. Lucy sees Cecil in a new light, and breaks off her engagement that night. However, Lucy wants to stay unmarried and travel to Greece with the Miss Alans. She meets old Mr. Emerson by chance, who insists that she should marry George because it is what her soul truly wants. Lucy realizes he is right, marries George. The book ends with the happy couple staying together in the Florence pension again, in a room with a view.

PLEASE, READ THE TEXT AND SUMMARIZE IT IN A FEW SENTENCES.

Lucy and Charlotte are angry and disappointed because they did not get the rooms that were promised to them. During the dinner, Mr. Emerson offers them to switch the rooms with him and his son. Charlotte is offended by Mr. Emerson's lack of tact and rejects the offer.

VOCABULARY

A) COURTYARD B) NOOK

C) PEEVISH
D) WRANGLE E) ILL-BRED F) CHAPERONE

Badly trained and rude Argue noisily One who travels with an unmarried woman Open space surrounded by walls Corner, small place Angry, annoyed

VOCABULARY

A) COURTYARD B) NOOK

C) PEEVISH
D) WRANGLE E) ILL-BRED F) CHAPERONE

Badly trained and rude Argue noisily One who travels with an unmarried woman Open space surrounded by walls Corner, small place Angry, annoyed

How much the view is important to you on your holiday? Do you consider England conservative today as it was during the past? How does life in England compares with life in Italy or any other continental European country?

Where would you like to travel? Why?

AND THAT WOULD BE ALL... THANK YOU!