VII TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
1. What were the forces that led to World War I, and what was Britain’s involvement?
2. Analyze the history of the class structure in Britain. What were some of the political, social, and economic issues facing the proletariat class and the middle class in 1910? Can you relate them to Forster’s depiction of Leonard and Jacky Bast?
VIII IDEAS FOR REPORTS AND PAPERS
1. Research the career of the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, focusing especially on his composition of the Fifth Symphony.
2. Trace the evolution of the British Empire from 1910 to the Commonwealth of Nations today. What are some key differences between imperialist Britain of the Victorian and Edwardian eras and Britain now?