A Passage to India

A Passage to India - Brittany Tiplady GHIST 102 Section 1...

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Brittany Tiplady GHIST 102 Section 1 November 3, 2005 A Passage to India The roles of British women and Indian women are a major theme in a Passage to India. The British and Indian men have different expectations of how British and Indian women should act. E. M. Forester in A Passage To India uses many different characters to illustrate the cultural differences in the way that Indian and British women are expected to act. The Indian men dislike the British women. They see the British women as rude and disrespectful. They admit that there are exceptions but that all of the other British women are the same and were “haughty and venal” (page 9). Indian men are used to the Indian women, who in their culture are supposed to care for their husbands and make sure that the husband is taken care of first. “It was difficult to get away, because until they had had their dinner she would not begin hers, and consequently prolonged her remarks in case they should suppose she was impatient” (page 10). The wife of Hamidullah would not eat her supper until her husband and his guests had finished theirs. Aziz, Hamidullah and Mohmoud Ali discussed the story of an Indian woman that
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