Reading progress update: I've read 67%.

Howards End - E.M. Forster

It was the reward of her tact and devotion through the day. Now she understood why some women prefer influence to rights. Mrs. Plynlimmon, when condemning suffragettes, had said: “The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.” Margaret had winced, but she was influencing Henry now, and though pleased at her little victory, she knew that she had won it by the methods of the harem.

...I'm still puzzled by what might have possessed Margaret. I mean, I get it, but for crying out loud... Henry?!

 

Margaret certainly is the most complex character in this one.