The term “statements” refers to the underlying messages or themes conveyed in the novel. In the case of Room, it is the triumph of the natural over the artificial. This message may be further delineated as the juxtaposition of life and art, of intimacy and sociality. As Malcom Bradbury writes in his introduction, A Room With a View
“celebrates, in the spirit of Comedy, a panoply of Forsterian virtues: the triumph of love and truth, of heart and head, Eros and Pallas Athene. The life of instinct, transcendence, and the natural body win over convention, self-consciousness, false prophecy, dullness, and muddle.”
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