An Eco-feminist Interpretation of Howards End

Abstract

This paper attempts to analyze the eco-feminist consciousness embodied in Howards End from three aspects: women’s intimacy with nature, women’s and nature’s plight in the patriarchal society and the construction of harmonious relationships between women and men, man and nature. It is evident to find that Forster has a deep concern about the conditions of women and nature in the patriarchal society and expressed his view on mutual understanding and respect in order to get of the domination of men on women and nature in Howards End.