Pdf/E–pub Henry and Cato


Henry and Cato

Iris Murdoch ☆ 8 free download review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Iris Murdoch summary Henry and Cato Petty criminal who may or may not be capable of salvation Cato's father and sister Colette wait anxiously to welcome Cato back to sanit. Never have I read a book full of such unlikeable characters I thought maybe I could find something I liked about the main characters by finishing the story but that didn t happen All I wanted to do was shake both Henry and Cato and scream can you please stop being so whiny

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Iris Murdoch ☆ 8 free download review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Iris Murdoch summary Henry and Cato Nd in England and to his mother His friend Cato is struggling with two passions one for a God who may or may not exist the other for a. 35 starsHenry and Cato the two title characters of Iris Murdoch s eighteenth novel are young men in their early thirties who were friends as children yet have grown apart as the years have gone by Ostensibly it appears there is nothing they have in common apart from mutual acuaintances Henry is a low level college professor in America Cato a Catholic priest yet at the time of the novel they are both at pivotal moments in their life looking for change and something outside themselves to propel thisAt the beginning of the novel Henry is looking to make his mark on the world and speaks of becoming something permanent significant and monumental his inheritance of the family property allows him to follow this dream regardless of how it affects those around him and he really is a selfish arrogant sod He adores art and almost seems to have the same spiritual experience from looking at certain paintings like Diana and Actaeon as Cato does from his religion Ironically Cato is struggling with his own faith and is reminiscent of Michael Mead in The Bell particularly because of his feelings about a particular man in his life For Cato it is the reprobate Beautiful Joe who is a catalyst for much that takes place in the novel including much of Cato s soul searching which as in The Bell became too lengthy for me and slowed down my reading for Cato s chaptersOther characters that feature include Lucius Gerda s long term guest who was probably the most sympathetic character for me an aging poet who has been kept for so long that he no longer has the skills to survive in the real world We also have Cato s father John Forbes a strident man who believes that education is the only worthwhile path to follow Colette his daughter who is one of those willowy young women that populate Murdoch s novels leading with her heart and pining for love and finally Stephanie who despite her opaueness and apparent fragility is surprisingly intriguing and for me it is the women who are the most enjoyable element of this novelOften where women are concerned however there is a great deal of misogyny Henry and John Forbes are both misogynistic believing that they are sympathetic to women while at the same time convinced that they know what s best for the women in their lives and that they are weak and stupid An example from John He had always fought for women s liberation he had fought to his best knowledge for Colette s liberation But there was a kind of invincible stupidity in the other sex which simply asked for bullying After all it had taken them practically the whole of recorded history to invent a simple idea like the brasserie Ironically by the end of the novel it is the women who have got what they wanted and while going through events far tougher than Henry and John have experienced have managed to come out the other side happy and content in the case of Gerda and Colette and stronger and better euipped in the case of Stephanie There are moments of suspense as with the scheme to obtain some of Henry s money and there are moments of mild humor usually involving Lucius there are also some beautiful descriptions of the Hall and its grounds yet I never felt captivated by this book I don t think it helped that this is one of those Iris Murdoch novels where the discussion of religion plays a large part something that I struggle with and while her novels are often filled with dislikable characters Henry is almost too much So not the most successful reading experience but still much to admire and enjoy as always when reading a novel by Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch ☆ 8 free download review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Iris Murdoch summary Henry and Cato This is the story of two prodigal sons Henry returns from a self imposed exile in America to an unforeseen inheritance of wealth and la. Henry and Cato are young adult Brits who were once school chums Both are moving through a crisis of personal meaning Henry having spent a lifetime resenting the injustice of being the younger son unable to inherit the estate suddenly finds himself the heir and promptly moves to rid himself of it all evicting his mother in the process Cato having deeply disappointed his enlightened father by joining a Catholic religious order and being ordained a priest realizes that he would much rather be a messiah than serve the Messiah When Cato becomes the victim of a violent crime that touches those around him these crisis are pushed to a resolution Murdoch has a knack for writing snappy dialogue Her characters are chiseled to exacting sharpness This is my second Murdoch novel and I find her characters rather tiresome with their self absorbed posture Characters seem to regard others as means to their own goals or expendable I had the sense that Murdoch was trying to do than tell a good story that she was trying to explore some theme or make some point but I was somehow missing it The dialogue between Cato and his friend in the final chapter about the unknowability of God and the opposition between certainty and faith seemed to be hinting at a key to unlock the meaning of this story but I could not figure out how to use it This novel is an example of wonderful writing in the hands of a less than wonderful reader

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Henry and Cato
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9780140045697

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    Pdf/E–pub Henry and Cato As with all of Iris Murdoch's books Henry and Cato is an unpredictable story with really thought provoking aspects It features two friends who meet up again as mature adults each facing a life crisis Henry is a wealthy landowner who wants to dispose of his property and live as an ordinary individual in America Cato is a

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