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Plot summary[ edit ] We first encounter Maurice Hall aged fourteen having a discussion about sex and women with his prep-school teacher, Ben Ducie, which takes place just before he progresses to his public school.
This sets the tone for the rest of the novel, as Maurice feels removed from the depiction of marriage with a woman as the goal of life. When Maurice enters university, he soon makes friends with fellow student Clive Durham, who introduces him to the ancient Greek writings about same-sex love.
For two years they have a committed partnership, which they keep hidden from everyone they know. Maurice hopes for more from their attachment, but it becomes clear that Clive intends to marry.
Clive eventually marries a woman and claims to be heterosexual.
Maurice is devastated, and gets a good job as a stockbroker. In his spare time, he helps to run a Christian mission's boxing gym for working-class boys in the East Endalthough under Clive's influence he has long since abandoned his Christian beliefs.
He makes an appointment with a hypnotist, Mr. Lasker Jones, in an attempt to "cure" himself. Lasker Jones refers to his condition as "congenital homosexuality" and claims a 50 per cent success rate in curing this "condition".
After the first appointment, it is clear that the hypnotism has failed. Maurice is invited to stay with the Durhams.
There, at first unnoticed by him, is the young under-gamekeeper Alec Scudder called Scudder for large passages of the bookwho has noticed Maurice.
One night, a heartbroken Maurice calls for Clive to join him. Believing that Maurice is calling for him, Alec climbs to his window with a ladder and the two spend the night together. After their first night together, Maurice panics and refuses to answer Alec's letters.
Because of his treatment of Alec, the latter threatens to blackmail Maurice. Maurice goes to Lasker Jones one more time. Knowing that the therapy is failing, he tells Maurice to consider relocating to a country where same-sex relationships are legalsuch as France or Italy.
Maurice wonders if same-sex relationships will ever be acceptable in England, to which Lasker Jones replies "I doubt it.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. It becomes clear that they are in love with each other, and Maurice calls him Alec for the first time.Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
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Notes on the English Character by E.M. Forster First note. I had better let the cat out of the bag at once and record my opinion that the character of the English /5(1). Notes on the English Character is a essay written by the famous England novelist E.M.
Forster. There are in total five general notes made by Foster on the English Character. Following the five notes is the conclusion in the last two paragraphs.
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