A Passage to India | Study Guide

E. M. Forster

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a-passage-to-india-e-m-forsterAziz, Chapter 14othing embraces the whole of India, nothing, nothing.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, A Passage to India: Nation and Narration by Judith Scherer Herz Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.WaspSymbolizes the worth of all creaturesCaves EchoHaunts hearers and makes life lose its meaningCavesRepresent all that is mysterious and unknowableSymbolsWorldly academic devoted to truth and understanding; befriends and defends AzizFieldingSpiritual, kind Englishwoman with a strong connection to Indian peopleMrs. MooreRepressed, intelligent young Englishwoman eager to see the real IndiaAdelaSensitive Muslim doctor; resents his treatment at the hands of British colonialsAzizMain CharactersForster, who wrote essays, short stories, and novels, is best known for Howards End and A Passage to India. Both center on the human need for connection and how lifes realities can thwart this need. Ever a humanist, Forster advocated free thinking, skepticism, and faith in the human race.E.M. FORSTER18791970AuthorPeoples everyday affairs are far less important than they imagine.Human InsignificanceWhen one group dominates another, neither can be fully human.ColonialismThe English pride themselves on logic but can’t make sense of India.Failure of RationalityTreated as inferior by the British colonists, Muslim doctor Aziz nevertheless welcomes visitors Mrs. Moore and Adela Quested, inviting them to the famous Marabar Caves. There, a life-altering event raises the question of whether the gap between English and Indians is too great to breach.A Clash of CulturesTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1924Year PublishedE.M. ForsterAuthorA Passage to IndiaHistorical FictionNovel

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