Forster’s Passage to India-II

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Unformatted text preview: Forsters Passage to India (cont.) I. A bit more context Lionel Trilling, from E.M. Forster: a Study (1943): A consideration of Forsters work is, I think, useful in a time of war. The club scene (after the caves): o Mrs. Turton is ennobled; she weeps: Something about Adelas situation brings out all that was fine in [English] character (199); o Each felt that all he loved best in the world was at stake, demanded revenge, and was filled with a not unpleasing glow (203): Intoxicating; o Azizs crime and his premeditation tests the unspeakable limit of cynicism, untouched since 1857 (207). A conspiracy? A war? A permanent war on Indians, on independence, on terror? See 187: McBryde to Fielding: the Mutiny records should be your Bible in this country. [Edward Said, from Culture and Imperialism (1993): In both Indian and British history, the Mutiny was a clear demarcation. [W]e can say that to the British, who brutally and severely put the Mutiny down, all their actions were retaliatory; the mutineers murdered Europeans, they said, and such actions proved, as if proof were necessary, that Indians deserved subjugation by the higher civilization of European Britain; after 1857 the East India Company was replaced by the much more formal Government of India. For the Indians, the Mutiny was a nationalist uprising against British rule, which uncompromisingly...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course ENG 283 taught by Professor Bennion during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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