- Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Mr. Wilcox following the cultural norms of the time, or is he just sexist?
- Les Yay: It has been thought that Helen has an implied "relationship" with another woman.
- Values Dissonance: In particular, when Paul convinces Helen that feminism is a bad idea at the very beginning. And most modern audiences would be appalled at the concept that having a baby out of wedlock was something to be ashamed of.
YMMV / Howards End