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She might yet be able to help him to the building of the rainbow bridge that should connect the prose in us with the passion. Without it we are meaningless fragments, half monks, half beasts, unconnected arches that have never joined into a man.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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Howards End
chapter 22

Margaret greeted her lord with peculiar tenderness on the morrow. Mature as he was, she might yet be able to help him to the building of the rainbow bridge that should connect the prose in us with the passion. Without it we are meaningless fragments, half monks, half beasts, unconnected arches that have never joined into a man. With it love is born, and alights on the highest curve, glowing against the grey, sober against the fire. Happy the man who sees from either aspect the glory of these outspread wings. The roads of his soul lie clear, and he and his friends shall find easy-going.
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Little does it matter, the difference between two, for love is the bridge that connects the two opposite people.
And how the warmth of a woman's frail tenderness strokes the coarse heart of any mature and even withered man!
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Man needs woman, woman needs child - yarn that weave the fabric of life.
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"Only connect!" perhaps the two most famous words in Howard's End. But what did Forster mean by them? Why is "connecting" so important? And what did Forster mean by connecting "the prose in us with the passion..."? What is "the prose in us," anyway?

Open book quiz tomorrow.

Hint: If we were to make connections of all types what would be the result?



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