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A Room With a View Lesson Plan

Introduction to A Room With a View

Mr. Emerson tells Lucy Honeychurch, the heroine of A Room with a View, to “Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them.” The novel is just that: a chronicle of tangled thoughts and feelings, pulled out from deep within the heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, for herself and the reader to parse through. In the end, with Lucy safely and happily lounging in the arms of George Emerson, in the bright rivulets of sun from a window overlooking a breathtaking view of Florence, we know that the meaning of her thoughts has become clear, and that love was worth the effort.

But that scene does not come...

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