Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories Essay

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Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories Forster is writing in a time when society was changing dramatically. When rural life in the countryside was leaving while urban life was starting. While this is happening mechanically it was also happening in a mental aspect and the way people live and look at life is changing. What Forster sees is dangerous results. He was probably writing in a time like the Industrial revolution when a lot of lives were taken for the good of experimentation and knowledge. There was also a view of slave trade and sweatshops for cheap labour as well as hiring children to risk their lives and go inside the machines to fix them because only they could fit. Not to mention…show more content…
Not only that in each of the stories humans don't even get close to nature so In The Story of Panic( Past) The woods are empty. In The Curates friend (Present) The countryside is empty and everyone is living in the cities and lastly in The Machine Stops( Future) The surface of The earth is empty and the population are living underground relying on a machine which I will speak more about later. Evaluating this we can see how our connection with nature is leaving slowly from the past to The future, from the woods to the Surface of the earth. As we know from the three short stories E. M. Forster is particularly keen on Greece and Italy. This a major effect on Forsters view. He thinks of them as the creators of nature and the Gods. And as the Gods created humans we can see where that leads. Researching Forster's life I found that that during his life he had the freedom to travel a lot. He liked to travel to Greece and Italy in particular and this is probably how he got his knowledge and passion for the two countries. As well as Italy and Greece he travelled and lived in India for a little while. We can see how this reflects on Nature. As we know India is a relatively poor country and they would not have the same urban life as England as well as the technology, which England had.

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