A Passage to India Essay

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    In order for a person to survive, they have to learn something. The passage is about how it is necessary for a sentient species to learn new tings and to never close your mind to learning new things. It would be impossible for humanity to have come so far in advancement if all people refused to ask how things worked and why they were there. The passage points out many different points about why it is necessary as a species to always figure out ways to work ourselves smarter not harder. For our

  • rite of passage Essay

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    All people have an experience of ¡°Rite of Passage¡± because it is necessary to be an adult. What is Rite of Passage? It means a ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood. In the story ¡°Barn Burning¡± by William Faulkner, Sarty, who was the son of barn burner- Abner Snopes, he experienced his Rite of Passage at the end of the story. Although his decision leads to his father¡¯s death, it helps

  • The Difficulty of English- Indian Friendship in "A Passage to India"

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    In his "A Passage to India", Forster explores the possibility of English-Indian Friendship. He begins and ends by posing the question of whether it is possible for an Englishman and an Indian to ever be friends, at least within the context of British colonialism. Thus, as soon as the novel opens, the reader is introduced to an argument, between Mahmoud Ali, Hamidullah, and, Aziz raising this English-Indian-friendship question. The argument is quite significant because it sets the tone of the novel

  • E M Forster and the British Raj in a Passage to India Essay

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    Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence gave the form new dimensions. Among these writers E.M. Forster made a mark in the literature of his age through his last novel A Passage to India (1924), which was entirely different from Forster's other novels in that it dealt with the political occupation of India by the British, a colonial domination that ended soon after the publication of this novel. Forster, a liberal and humanist in outlook, emphasised the importance of love and understanding

  • A Passage Of India And The Relations Of Power

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    Insurgency 1.1 A Passage to India and the Relations of Power http://www.booksstream.com/download.html?did=1477 http://alexandra.ahlamontada.com/ https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1aTtQv_UQVmN1BHZ1NjNzhwNGs&usp=sharing https://muslimhands.org.uk/donate/orphans/227133-nada-abdeen?p=10 --------------------------------- http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/companions/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9781139001359 the Cambridge companion to E.M.Forster ------------------------------------------------

  • The Biblical Passage Of Jesus

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    Throughout the Gospel we are exposed to the notions of materialism and wealth and we can see how it is easy for this emphasis on such temptations to colour and erode the spiritual priority that should characterize the church (AG, 2014). In the biblical passage, Jesus reminds the rich young man that obedience to the Ten Commandments is necessary in order to “inherit eternal life”. The Commandments are essential points of reference if we are to live in love, to distinguish clearly between good and evil, and

  • Indi India And India

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    reader about the country of India. Encompassed in the two pages are two cultural domains about India and how India relates to the United States. The first cultural domain discussed is a brief summary of the history of India in paragraph two. Immediately following the history of India, paragraph three contains the economics and most prominent resources in India. The fourth paragraph explains India’s relation to the United States. 2. For more than 300 years, India known as the Mughal Dynasty,

  • An Inward Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India

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    Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India        The reverberation of sound in the form of an echo is threaded throughout E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, and the link between the echo and the hollowness of the human spirit is depicted in the text. The echo is not heard in the beginning of the text when the English newcomers, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Quested, arrive in India; it is more clearly heard as their relationship with India gains complexity. The influence of the colonizers

  • The Between India And India Essay

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    widespread implementation of colonial rule was ended and widespread post-colonial self-governance began. These fledgling states were mostly provided with a framework for governance that was left over from the previous colonial rule. The Parliament of India largely mirrors that of England, and this creates fundamental issues within the governance and creation of a new state, especially one with India’s population. An already established style of governance has ways of being manipulated by outside forces

  • Beloved: Passage Analysis

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    iron, the sight of butter, the smell of hickory, notebook paper, one by one, into the tobacco tin lodged in his chest. By the time he got to 124 nothing in this world could pry it open. Beloved Passage Analysis Syntax: Emphasizing the Tone Toni Morrison’s unique syntax manifested in this passage reinforces the overall content. Sentence fragments without a subject such as sentences number five and six focuses on Paul D’s observations. At this point he is uncertain where to go next and he takes

  • An Analysis of the Relationship Between Aziz and Fielding in "A Passage to India"

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    "Why talk about the English? Brrrr...!" An Outlook on Aziz's Attempts to "Bridge the Gap" A Passage To India by E. M. Forster is a rich, postcolonial novel delving into the possibility of sustaining a personal friendship between an English person and an "Indian" person. This topic is being discussed in the beginning of the novel at the home of Hamidullah, "... they were discussing as to whether or no(t) it is possible to be friends with an Englishman. Mahmoud Ali argued that it was not, Hamidullah

  • The Between India And India

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    In the early sixteenth century, India stayed divided up into independent kingdoms until 1526. In 1526, a Mughal emperor conquered the northern and central hemispheres of India and forced everyone under his rule. Many recognize him as the first Muslim emperor rule to India and he influenced the Mughal title in a superlative way. One might question how the Mughals in India acquired recognition and fame. This is because the majority of rulers in the throne

  • Rights of Passage

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    Rights of Passage Antonio, from Bless Me, Ultima, lives stuck in a world of in-betweens, a world of borders. He is forced to navigate this world and find his place within it, all while trying to please his parents. Tony’s surroundings and cultural background lead to this in between world and force him to pick a side before he has even began to grow up. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, Antonio is constantly searching for answers about his future and the world around him; he finds these answers

  • Analysis Of The Book ' A Passage Of India '

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    E.M. Forster’s classic novel “A Passage to India” tells the story of a young doctor, Dr. Aziz, and his interactions with the British citizens who are residing in India during the time of the British Raj. Throughout the novel, the reader gets many different viewpoints on the people and the culture of India during this point in history. The reader sees through the eyes of the Indian people primarily through the character of Dr. Aziz, and the perceptions of the British through the characters of Mr.

  • Public School Mentality in Howards End and Passage to India Essay

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    Public School Mentality in Howard's End and Passage to India The public-school system remains unique because it was created by the Anglo-Saxon middle classes - how perfectly it expresses their character - with its boarding houses, its compulsory games, its system of prefects and fagging, its insistence on good form and on esprit de corps - (E.M. Forster, 'Notes on the English Character', 1936.) Forster perceived the public-school system to be at the centre of the English middle-classes

  • The Role of Abuse in British India in Forster's Passage to India

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    In a Passage to India the author, E. M Forster sends the message of India’s mistreatment and misrepresentation by Britain. Throughout the novel, the reader is able to observe how British and Indian characters are treated differently. The author demonstrates the British perspective of Indians being the ignorant characters in the novel, whose company leads to troubles. Another aspect of the British perspective is that Indians are being treated as inferiors to the British in their own country, because

  • Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India Essay

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    Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India   One of the major themes of E. M. Forster's novel A Passage to India is cultural misunderstanding. Differing cultural ideas and expectations regarding hospitality, social proprieties, and the role of religion in daily life are responsible for misunderstandings between the English and the Muslim Indians, the English and the Hindu Indians, and between the Muslims and Hindus. Aziz tells Fielding at the end of the novel, "It is useless discussing

  • Essay on A Passage to India

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    experimental form of literature that lacks a traditional narrative or a set, rigid structure. Therefore, E. M. Forster, author of A Passage to India, uses such techniques to portray the true nature of reality. The conflict between Adela, a young British girl, and Aziz, an Indian doctor, at the Marabar Caves is one that implements multiple modernist ideals and is placed in British-India. In this novel, Forster shows the relations and tension between the British and the Indians through a series of events that

  • Comparing the Impact of Colonization in A Small Place, A Passage to India, and Robinson Crusoe

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    Impact of British Colonization Exposed in A Small Place, A Passage to India, and Robinson Crusoe British colonialism began in the early fifteen hundreds and even continues today with the British rule of the British Virgin Islands.  For centuries, literature has served as a type of historical documentation of colonization as many authors wrote about colonization from both a colonized and a colonizer's point of view. During colonization, and post-colonization, the physical environment of each

  • Summary Of ' A Passage Of India ' By Quot. Forster

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    A Passage to India, written by E.M. Forster, is a story of human relations between the British colonists and the people of India. Dr. Aziz, a native Indian and main character in the novel, is extremely frustrated of the way others think about these two cultures together. Some may say it 's the position of superiority the British hold that the Indians perceive as degrading. Throughout the novel there is a clear tension between the natives and the colonists that relate to both fictional and historical

  • A Passage to India Analysis

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    The reflection of fear and hope problem in is a book published in 1924 by E.M Forster which portrays the colonized India under the rule of Britain and further explores the problem whether it’s possible that friendship can be established regardless of the separation of religions and social status. The question deals with the emotion of fear and hope and also the roles they play in the novel. Both of the two emotions here not merely refer to the feelings but also, they reflect the different personal

  • A Passage to India by Forster

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    In the novel, A Passage to India, Forster expresses this male dominance by writing, “He took no notice of them, and with this, which would have passed without comment in feminist England, did harm in a community where the male is expected to be lively and helpful” (Forster 52). They say that to be female is to be passive, agreeable, timid, emotional, and conventional. The feminist theorists’ argument of a male centered society is definitely present in the novel A Passage to India. E.M. Forster

  • The End Of The Dark Passage Essay

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    At the end of the dark passage was a room identical to the secret alcove in his court. For all of Jingyan’s trepidation and anticipation, nothing happened. He kept a hand on the wall and followed the sound of Su Zhe’s footfall through the unobstructed passage until dimming sunlight split the darkness. They exited into a crumbling structure with moldy beams and tangled spider webs, a deserted court with a backdoor into the mountains that rose on the east border of Hua. Jingyan followed Su Zhe through

  • The Novel ' The Passage '

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    In the passage, Van Helsing becomes furious after the men are being pulled in to and alarmed by Lucy’s words which are both a request for and a guarantee of sexual fulfillment. Helsing is alarmed, and is aware of the dangers afoot. Stoker uses many similes to illustrate the Helsing’s anger. For example, “...the brows were wrinkled as though… coils of Medusa’s snakes.” The passage between Lizzie and the Goblins is a extensive rundown of similes portraying Lizzie as she remains solitary against the

  • A passage to india Essay

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    E.M. Forster's A Passage to India concerns the relations between the English and the native population of India during the colonial period in which Britain ruled India. The novel takes place primarily in Chandrapore, a city along the Ganges River notable only for the nearby Marabar caves. The main character of the novel is Dr. Aziz, a Moslem doctor in Chandrapore and widower. After he is summoned to the Civil Surgeon's home only to be promptly ignored, Aziz visits a local Islamic temple where he

  • The Middle Passage

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    textiles, and many other manufactured goods. One history changing route was the Middle Passage. The course of this route was used to transport kidnapped Africans so they could be enslaved in the Americas. Within a three hundred year period, it is approximated that over ten million African slaves were kidnapped and trafficked to the Americas through the Middle Passage. The plights of the slaves across the middle passage were increased by the physical abuse, emotional abuse, and horrific living conditions

  • Nature in a Passage to India

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    Nature in A Passage to India Nature is everywhere. This universal idea inspires many authors to emphasize nature’s role in the human world and to highlight how the human world affects nature. A Passage to India, written by E.M. Forster, does just that. In many instances throughout the book, Forster stresses human struggles and how these coexist with nature. While doing this, Forster also illustrates the resentment and friendship shared between the two ethnic groups in the novel. He successfully

  • A Passage to India and Orientalism Essay

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    A Passage to India and Orientalism When in 1978 Edward W. Said published his book Orientalism, it presented a turning point in post-colonial criticism. He introduced the term Orientalism, and talked about 2 of its aspects: the way the West sees the Orient and the way the West controls the Orient. Said gave three definitions of Orientalism, and it is through these definitions that I will try to demonstrate how A Passage to India by E. M. Forster is an Orientalist

  • A Passage to India and Burmese Days Essays

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    Throughout the novel A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster, and Burmese Days, by George Orwell, the authors use race, culture, economics, and liberal humanism to discuss various colonial issues. These issues include controversies, power structures, injustices, and the idea of syncretism between the colonizers and the colonized. A Passage to India focuses largely on using culture and liberal humanism to explore issues of colonialism while Burmese Days mainly uses race and economics to explore these

  • E.M Forster’s novel A Passage to India

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    novel A Passage to India to be a representation of ‘’the real life of politics in India, the intricacy of personal relations, the story itself, the muddle and the mystery of life’’ (Jay, 1998). Fosters novel has been the subject of literary criticism from many angles given the highly controversial subject matter which is called into question as to whether it is a genuine representation of India under colonisation written from an objective experience, and whether this attempt to represent India is successful

  • A Passage to India: Imperialism

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    Discuss Forster’s portrayal of Imperialism in the novel a passage to India A passage to India by E.M.Forster is a novel which deals largely with the political, economic and social takeover of India by the British Crown. The novel deals widely with colonialism and more specifically, imperialism. Forster presents the theme in question through the lives and minds of the characters from both the Indians and the English people. There is no subjective undertone to the novel and we see clearly how each

  • The Negative Representation of the East in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India

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    In this paper I would like to argue that E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India has represented the East in a negative way. This is a traditional novel for exploring themes of racism and the effects of colonialism. It deals with the tensions between India and the Britain during the British Raj in India. The theme which determines the plot-line of this novel is introduced in the beginning through the conversation of Hamidullah, Mahmoud Ali and Aziz as” They were discussing as to whether or no it is possible

  • A Passage To India Essays

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    A Passage to India A Passage to India entails various social criticisms and political matters that are among the human race. The setting of the story takes place in India where the British have colonized the city of Chandrapore. The British had no respect for the native culture and race that inhabit this region even thought they were the original inhabitants. Miss Quested and Mrs. Moore begin their passage to India in order to attend the marriage of Miss Quested. Miss Quested plans on being united

  • The Middle Passage Essay

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    The Middle Passage (or Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) was a voyage that took slaves from Africa to the Americas via tightly packed ships. The trade started around the early 1500s, and by 1654 about 8,000-10,000 slaves were being imported from Africa to the Americas every year. This number continued to grow, and by 1750 that figure had climbed to about 60,000-70,000 slaves a year. Because of the lack of necessary documents, it is hard to tell the exact number of Africans taken from their homeland. But

  • Rites of Passage

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    Rites of Passage Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of Homer’s classic, The Odyssey, is an enchanting tale, which can be examined using the Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, and “On The Rainy River”. There are many similarities between these three books but the transformation to adulthood is a theme that reigns supreme in all three works. In The Odyssey Telemakhos’ transition from a boy to a man can be marked by the following events; a separation, trials of strength, a metaphorical death, guidance

  • The Clash of Cultures and Races in "A Passage to India"

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    The clash of cultures and races in "A Passage to India" A Passage to India, published in 1924, was E. M. Forster's first novel in fourteen years, and the last novel he wrote. Forster began writing A Passage to India in 1913, just after his first visit to India. The novel was not revised and completed, until the end of his second stay in India, in 1921, when he served as secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas State Senior. Novel examines the racial misunderstandings and cultural hypocrisies that characterized

  • The Film Of A Passage Of India

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    such as E. M. Forster’s, A Passage to India. Each reader has their own perspective of what the characters are supposed to be like and it is the director’s job to try their hardest to please everyone and give an accurate representation of the text. David Lean did a fantastic job with his casting decisions for his 1984 film version of A Passage to India. In fact, Lean manages to clarify the novel’s intentions. The characterization in David Lean’s film of A Passage to India mirrors the novel’s original

  • Essay about Mysticism in A Passage to India

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    Forester's A Passage to India       The figure of Mrs. Moore, and the problem of what happened to her in the extraordinary Marabar Caves, has fascinated critics for decades. The question has absorbed attention to a degree that does not correspond to the secondary role that Mrs. Moore plays in the plot of A Passage to India. On the surface, she is a supporting character, yet many of the unresolved issues of the novel seem to be concentrated in her experience. Mrs. Moore arrives in India a sympathetic

  • Significance of Godbole in Passage to India

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    In E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, the reader experiences multiple layers within the novel beginning with the structure, the focus on relationships, and the characters. The author makes a concerted effort throughout the novel to build a bridge between Western and Eastern societies by using the characters to demonstrate the deep differences in the cultures. For the reader, unfamiliarity with Indian culture may pose some issues in interpreting and understanding behaviors and roles within the

  • Long Passages

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    Passage 1 (1) An upsurge of new research suggests that animals have a much higher level of brainpower than previously thought. If animals do have intelligence, how do scientists measure it? Before defining animals' intelligence, scientists defined what is not intelligence. Instinct is not intelligence. It is a skill programmed into an animal's brain by its genetic heritage. Rote conditioning is also not intelligence. Tricks can be learned by repetition, but no real thinking is involved. Cuing

  • The Trip to the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India Essay

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    The Trip to the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India The term relationship is defined as a state of connectedness between people and most especially an emotional connection. Within chapters 12-16 it can be identified that there simply is no existence of relationship between Aziz and his guests whilst on the trip to the Marabar Caves. This is shown especially when on of Aziz's servants is preparing the tea and the ungrateful response that response that Mrs Moore makes

  • Summary Of ' A Passage Of India '

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    English Journey To India In the novel, A Passage to India, E.M. Forster describes how the heritage and civilization of India profoundly differs from England when a class of English set foot in Indian territory with detrimental effects to follow. Introduction Cultural Background of India and England Entering the Caves Detrimental Effects Courthouse Letters with Aziz Assumptions Conclusion Ameera Salman Mrs.King AP English 11 December 2, 2014 The novel, A Passage to India, starts off by stating

  • Analysis Of ' Forester 's A Passage Of India ' Essay

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    The characters Fielding and Aziz in E.M. Forester’s A Passage to India differ greatly when it comes to the integration and development of the intimate relationships in their lives. While Fielding starts off having close to none of these vital relationships in his reality, he soon leaves behind this meaningless way of life and begins interacting with people in more complex and intimate ways. Aziz, on the other hand, seems to start the novel much more open to these relationships, forgetting most of

  • Prom as a Rite of Passage

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    English 105 Prof. Wheat 10/22/12 The Senior Prom: A Rite of Passage The United States is known throughout the world to be a place in which there are many cultures and customs mixing and colliding. One thing that each culture has in abundance is rites of passage, whether it is Births, Bat Mitzvahs, Quinces, or graduation. Each right of passage is an event that signifies a transition in a person’s life. Senior Prom is a rite of passage for young men and women that is indicative of their transition

  • The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India

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    The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India       During the fourteen years that followed the publication of Howards End, Edward Morgan Forster underwent a harsh mood change that culminated in the publication of A Passage to India, Forster's bitterest book (Shusterman 159).  Forster was not alone in his transition to a harsher tone in his fiction.  A Passage to India was written in the era that followed the First World War.  George Thomson writes

  • Colonialism and Imperialism in Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India

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    It is best to analyze the works, Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India, applying the historical and cultural conditions of the society in which they were produced. The relations between groups and classes of people that imperialism sets up, and that these two works explore, starkly reveals the contradictions within capitalism in a way that a similar piece of fiction set within one culture and dealing with characters from that culture alone cannot. Prior to the analysis however, I would like

  • The Power of Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India Essay

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    The Power of Heart of Darkness and A Passage to India       John A. McClure writes in Kipling and Conrad that "as the twentieth century opened, the artists and intellectuals of the age increasingly came to believe that imperial rule, if inevitable in the short run, was an inglorious enterprise that deformed both those who ruled and those who submitted" (153). Joseph Conrad and E. M. Forster were among these artists and each expressed their misgivings about the "inglorious enterprise"

  • A Passage To India by E.M. Forster

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    In A Passage To India, E.M. Forster uses the technological infrastructure motif to support his theme that people from vastly different backgrounds have difficulty forming true friendships. He contrasts the stately, structured English architecture with the chaotic, organically-inspired Indian architecture and the high-tech, powerful English automobiles with the more primitive transportation alternatives that the Indians possessed. Forster then uses this technological gulf as a metaphor for the

  • Comparing Relationships in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthou

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    Comparing Relationships in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse are concerned with the lack of intimacy in relationships. Forster’s novel is set in English-run India, the difference between race and culture being the center of disharmony. Woolf’s novel is set in a family’s summer house, the difference between genders being the center of disharmony. Despite this difference of scale,

  • A Passage Of India By E M Forster

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    novel ‘A Passage to India’ by E M Forster there many different character that each reflect ideas, some of the ideas would be relevant to a Victorian audience. There are a plenty of ideas that reflects the attitudes and values common in the early 20th Century. Forster uses each of the characters to represent different ideas and values towards issues like racism, which is present throughout the novel. Cyril Fielding is a very interesting and unique character in the novel ‘A Passage to India’, because