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Ironically enough, the smooth circulation on the brand new road comes to a sudden stop when irrational forces erupt from the past and the car hits some undefinable animal, which can only be, for the Nawab, the ghost of a man that was once killed on this road. Progress and British order are thus belied by some strangely lingering trace of a spectral presence. Turton was the only visitor admitted to the sick-room. She came out ennobled by an unselfish sorrow.

Capable of tears—yes, but always reserving them for some adequate occasion, and now it had come. Ah, why had they not all been kinder to the stranger, more patient, given her not only hospitality but their hearts? Significantly, Maria M. Indeed, ironic details pave the way for the breakdown in the caves.

Indeed, the only words that sound remotely li A Passage to India reveals how difficult it is for Indians and English to speak; and the estrangement of language no longer functions as local colour, but as a symptom of cultural alienation that sympathy may only partially breach. In the novel, scenes of first encounter seek to bridge the gap and evade constructs.

Yet this perfect English whitewashes language, as pointed out, perhaps, by a significant detail. Aziz first meets Fielding when the latter has taken a bath and is dressing up for the tea-party. Transparency and the possibility therefore of meeting on an equal footing as potential friends is signalled by the fact that Fielding may catch a glimpse of Aziz through the ground glass of the bedroom door and thus surmise his height. This scene between the enthusiastic Aziz and the freshly cleaned Fielding, caught in a state of relative undress, implies homoerotic appeal, as David Lean spelt it out in the film version, 5 where Fielding is glimpsed naked in a shower through the glass door, singing about the beauty of bright sunshine.

There may be more than seductive appeal in this expanded image. But he is drawn to acculturation, as shown by his allusion to Post-Impressionism, which Fielding dismisses as over the top. Thus the novel does not simply draw attention to slips and slippages between languages, but to the difficulty of reaching out beyond words and grasping a relevant frame of cultural reference.

This is emblematized by the ritual of invitation, which is uttered for the sake of the moment by Indians, but which the English take too seriously. The muddle is not cleared up, the words exchanged between the stern husband and the charming wife in vernacular are never translated.

He is horrified when Adela accepts, knowing full well that his fly-ridden bungalow is no place for English ladies. Words are not simply words, they are laden with invisible meaning, an underlying palimpsest of hidden rules or routine implications. Forster seeks to preserve the illegibility of the foreign words he thus inscribes in the text, to challenge the logic of Western appropriation.

This is no longer a question of peppering discourse with local colour, in Burton or Turton fashion; but of opening up the text to the glimmering intensity of sheer otherness, of a culture that is not given but glimpsed, in its complexity, in its orality. McBryde tells Fielding that he should study the Mutiny records as his Bible, 7 a tell-tale injunction that reveals that his own view of the investigation he is conducting is warped by ready-made models of the violation of white women, in itself a screen for the crushing of the rebellion of the conquered, violated land.

Adela is prompted to denounce Aziz, because such is the construct expected, almost demanded by the community unawares, with its hysterical need for self-justification and mistrust of the Other. But Forster creates an opposition between this ready-made discourse and baffling but tantalizing alien signifiers.

In a passage that caused him great creative agony, he wrestled with the complexity of an east-west understanding. It was an experience he never forgot, and it was into his fictional caves of "Marabar" that he sent Mrs Moore and her young companion, Adela, in the central and all-important section of his masterpiece, Part II, Caves.

On his return from India, he began to write an Indian novel, but abandoned it to write Maurice, a novel of homosexual desire that would not be published until after his death. He did not return to his "Indian" manuscript until , having recently accepted a post as private secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas.

Nevertheless, the experience of writing the novel was hardly fulfilling to him. He admitted privately that he was "bored by the tiresomeness and conventionalities of fiction-form", especially "the studied ignorance of the novelist".

The last section, Temple, was Forster's attempt, after a long struggle, to lift the narrative to a higher plane, as well as to resolve the unbridgeable conflict within the Raj. Forster borrowed his title from a Walt Whitman poem of the same name in Leaves of Grass.

By the end of the year, there were 17, copies in print in Britain and more than 54, in the US. Forster's best-ever sales were matched by enthusiastic reviews. Chapter 31 56 Part 2: Chapter 32 57 Part 3: Chapter 33 58 Part 3: Chapter 34 59 Part 3: Chapter 35 61 Part 3: Chapter 36 62 Part 3: Amritract 66 Dr.

Aziz 66 Nawab Bahadur 67 Major Callendar. Cyril Fielding 69 Narayan Godbole. Panna Lai 72 Mohammed Latif. McBryde 73 Mrs. Turton 76 Mrs. Zulfiqar 77 Themes. Forster's first novel in fourteen years, and the last novel he wrote. Subtle and rich in symbolism, the novel works on several levels. On the surface, it is about India-which at the time was a colonial possession of Britain-and about the relations between British and Indian people in that country.

It is also about the necessity of friendship, and about the difficulty of establishing friendship across cultural boundaries. On a more symbolic level, the novel also addresses questions of faith both religious faith and faith in social conventions. Forster's narrative centers on Dr.

Aziz, a young Indian physician whose attempt to establish friendships with several British characters has disastrous consequences. In the course of the novel, Dr. Aziz is accused of attempting to rape a young Englishwoman. Aziz's friend Mr. Fielding, a British teacher, helps to defend Aziz. Although the charges against Aziz are dropped during his trial, the gulf between the British and native Indians grows wider than ever, and the novel ends on an ambiguous note.

When A Passage to India appeared in , it was praised by reviewers in a number of important British and American literary journals. Despite some criticism that Forster had depicted the British unfairly, the book was popular with readers in both Britain and the United States. More than seventy years later, it remains highly regarded. Not only do many scholars, critics, and other writers consider it a classic of early twentieth-century fiction, but in a survey of readers conducted by Waterstone's Bookstore and Channel 4 television in Britain at the end of , it was voted as one of the " Greatest Books of the Century.

Between and he had published four well-crafted Edwardian novels of upper-middle class life and manners: However, although he had continued to write short stories as well as another novel, Maurice published in , after Forster's death , he published little in the decade after Howards End.

Born in London on January I, , E.

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Forster was an only child. His father, an architect, died when Forster was only a year old. The boy was raised by his mother, grandmother, and his father's aunt, who left Forster the sum of 8, pounds in her will.

This large amount of money eventually paid for Forster's education and his early travels. Early in the new twentieth century it also enabled him to live independently while he established his career as a writer. Forster grew up in the English countryside north of London, where he had a happy early childhood.

He attended an Eastbourne preparatory school and then the family moved to Kent so that he could attend Tonbridge School a traditional English public school , where he was miserable. However, he found happiness and intellectual stimulation when he went to Cambridge University. There, at King's College, he studied the classics and joined a student intellectual society known as the Apostles. Among his teachers was the philosopher G. Moore, who had an important influence on Forster's views.

He made many friends and acquaintances, some of whom went on to become important writers and eventually became active in the Bloomsbury Group. After graduating from Cambridge, Forster traveled in Italy and Greece. These experiences further broadened his outlook, and he decided to become a writer. He became an instructor at London's Working Men's College in and remained with them for two decades. The two developed a close friendship, and Forster became curious about India.

In Forster visited India for the first time, with some friends from Cambridge University, and spent some time with Masood there. He stayed in India for six months and saw the town of Bankipore, located on the Ganges River in northeast India. Bankipore became the model for Chandrapore. Forster also saw the nearby Barabar Caves, which gave him the idea for the Marabar Caves. While in India he wrote first drafts of seven chapters of a new novel that would become A Passage to India.

However, after returning to England he put the work aside and instead wrote Maurice, a novel about a homosexual love affair. Because its theme was considered very controversial at the time, Forster decided not to publish this book during his lifetime.

In he made a second visit to India, where he spent six months as private secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas Senior, an independent Moslem state. He gathered more material about India, and after returning to England he finished writing A Passage to India, which he dedicated to Masood. Forster found the writing process difficult and feared that the book would be a failure. He was relieved by the book's favorable reception, and in the remaining forty-five years of his life he received many awards and honors.

Although he continued to write short stories, essays, and radio programs, he turned away from the novel form. Forster died of a stroke on June 7, , in Coventry, England.

Today, his literary reputation remains high, and all of his novels, except The Longest Journey, have been adapted into films. Forster explores the relationships that ensue when Dr. Moore and Miss Adela Quested, two recently arrived Englishwomen. In the opening scene, Dr.

Aziz is involved in a discussion about whether or not it is possible for an Indian to be friends with an Englishman. The conversation is interrupted by a message from the Civil Surgeon, Major Callendar, who requests Dr. Aziz's Immediate assistance. Aziz makes his way to Callendar's compound but arrives only to be told that the Civil Surgeon is out.

He is delighted by her kind behavior and accompanies her back to the Chandrapore Club. Moore's son, City Magistrate Ronny Heaslop, quickly learns of his mother's meeting with the Indian doctor.

He instructs her not to mention the incident to his fiancee, Miss Quested, because he does not want her wondering whether the "natives" are treated properly "and all that sort of nonsense. Turton, makes plans to throw a Bridge Party-a party to bridge the gulf between East and West. But the event is not a great success and Adela thinks her countrymen mad for inviting guests and then not receiving them amiably.

One of the few officials who does make a genuine effort to make the party work is Mr. Fielding, the Principal of the Government College. He hosts a gathering of his own a couple of days later, and it is then that Dr.

Aziz first meets Adela and invites her and Mrs. Moore to visit the nearby Marabar Caves. It is also on this afternoon that a friendship begins to develop between Aziz and Fielding.

Plot Summary Part ll-Caves The day of the visit to the Marabar Caves arrives and, except for the absence of Fielding and his assistant, Professor Godbole, who miss the early morning train, the expedition begins successfully. An elephant transports the party into the hills and a picnic breakfast awaits AZIZ'S guests when they reach their goal near the caves.

However, things begin to change when they visit the first cave. Mrs Moore nearly faints when she feels herself crammed in the dark and loses sight of Adela and Dr. She feels something strike her face and hears a terrifying echo: The echo in a Marabar cave is. Whatever is said, the same monotonous noise replies, and quivers up and down the walls until It is absorbed into the roof 'Bourn' is the sound as far as the human alphabet can express it, or 'bououm', or 'ou-boum, '-utterly dull Hope, politeness, the blowing of a nose, the squeak of a boot, all produce 'bourn' Coming at a moment when [Mrs Moore] chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur.

Everything exists, nothing has value. The echo lingers in Mrs.

Moore's mind and begins "in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Meanwhile, Aziz and Adela are en route to visit more of the caves.

Preoccupied by thoughts of her marriage and by the disturbing realization that she and Ronny do not love each other, Adela inadvertently offends her host by asking an ill-thought question. Aziz is momentarily annoyed and slips into one of the caves "to recover his balance.

Thinking that she has merely gone off to meet Ronny, Aziz returns to the camp and learns that Adela has unexpectedly driven away. The remaining members of the expedition take the train back to Chandrapore. Upon their return, Dr. Aziz is arrested and charged with making insulting advances to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves. That evening, there is a meeting at the Club and Fielding stands alone against his countrymen by stating his belief that Aziz is innocent.

Adela remains ill for several days, hovering "between common sense and hysteria" and, like Mrs. Moore, is plagued by the sound of the echo. She begins to have doubts about what happened in the cave and eventually tells Ronny that she may have made a mistake.

Moore supports Adela's belief that Aziz is innocent but Ronny insists that the trial must proceed and sends his mother back to England. When Adela takes the stand, she feels herself returned to the Marabar Hills and finds the exact reply to all the questions put to her.

However, she is unable to say for sure whether Aziz followed her into the cave; she could see herself in one of the caves, but could not locate Aziz. Finally she tells the court that she has made a mistake and that Dr.

Aziz never followed her into the cave. The Superintendent withdraws the charges and Aziz is released "without one stain on his character. Moore's death at sea and can no longer bear Ronny's company. He eventually breaks off their engagement because marrying her would now ruin his career.

Before her voyage back to England, Adela is subjected to one final adventure when her servant, Antony, attempts to blackmail her by claiming she was Fielding's mistress. By this time, Fielding, who believes that Adela should not suffer for her mistake, has managed to convince Aziz to renounce his right to monetary compensation.

Aziz begins to regret that decision when he hears the "naughty rumour" concerning his two friends. The misunderstanding is complicated when Aziz learns that Fielding is also returning to England.

Aziz suspects that his friend intends to marry Adela for her money and leaves Chandrapore before Fielding can explain or say good-bye. Aziz and Professor Godbole are both living in Mau, a town several hundred miles west of the Marabar Hills and which is currently in the midst of Hindu religious celebrations. Aziz has learned that Fielding, along with his wife and brother-in-law, will soon be stopping in Mau on business. Fielding had sent his old friend a letter explaining all the details about his wedding to Stella Moore, Mrs.

Moore's daughter, but Aziz never read it. As a result, he still thinks that Fielding has married Adela. All misunderstandings are finally cleared up when they meet, but Aziz does not care who Fielding has married; his heart is now with his own people and he wishes no Englishman or Englishwoman to be his friend. Later that day, Fielding and his wife borrow a boat in order to watch the religious procession.

Aziz runs into Ralph Moore and brings him out on the water too, thereby repeating the gesture of hospitality he had intended to make through the visit to the Marabar Caves two years earlier. At the height of the ceremony, the two boats collide and all are thrown into the water.

The accident erases all bitterness between Fielding and Aziz and the two go back "laughingly to their old relationship. They talk about politics and Aziz foresees the day when India shall finally get rid of the English. Then, Aziz tells Fielding, "you and I shall be friends.

Chapter 1 Part 1: The city itself is run-down and poverty-stricken. Even though it is in decay with houses sometimes even falling down, it persists.

However, as one moves inland, it improves. On the first rise, there is a hospital and an oval parade-ground. A more prosperous housing area is near the railway station. On the second rise, it improves dramatically. Here is where the civil service employees of the occupying British government live. There are offices, a club, and beautiful gardens. Part 1: Chapter 1 Analysis Chandrapore is the setting for this story. The poverty of the lower tier of the city is emblematic of the lives of most of the native Indians.

The second tier indicates that there are areas of the city that are not so impoverished; but only the upper tier, the one occupied by the British occupiers, exhibits any level of affluence. This is what this story is about-the separation of the races, the classes, and even the religions of the inhabitants of India in this period of time.

The date is ambiguous. Some critics say that it reflects the India of , Forster's first visit. However, others feel that it is between and his second visit in , when the unrest and resentment against the British that eventually led to Indian independence had reached a fever pitch. In , British troops had fired on unarmed protesters at Amritsar in Punjab Province, killing a large number.

This incident became known as the Amritsar Massacre. By the time Forster visited in , the feelings of the Indians were much more volatile than are pictured in A Passage to India. It's reasonable to assume that the setting is sometime between and Chapter 2 Part 1: Chapter 2 Summary Dr.

Aziz, has two close friends, Mahmoud Ali, a lawyer, and Hamidullah, the leading trial lawyer in Chandrapore. All three are Muslims. Aziz's wife is dead, and he has three small children who live with their maternal grandmother. He lives meagerly so he can send his salary to the grandmother.

The three friends are having dinner at the home of Hamidullah and the conversation is about the arrogance of the occupying British and their insufferable treatment even of Indian intellectuals and professionals. As they finish their meal, a messenger brings a note asking Dr. Aziz to come to the bungalow of Major Callendar, the Civil Surgeon, and the head of the hospital.

He goes on his bicycle to the major's home as requested only to find that he is not there and that he has left no message. On the way, he has a flat tire and must hire a tonga, a two-wheeled horse-drawn cart. As he leaves the major's domicile, two British women come out and commandeer his tonga. Aziz tells the driver, "Go, I will pay you tomorrow," and calls after the women, "You are most welcome, ladies.

He leaves his business card and asks a servant to secure him a tonga, but the servant tells him they are all at the club, so Dr. Aziz decides to walk. On the way, he stops off at a mosque to rest and seek comfort in a house of worship of his own religion.

As he sits there, he spies a woman who has been in the mosque, which makes him angry. He tells her that she has no right there, she should have taken off her shoes, that this is a holy place for Muslims.

She replies that she has, in fact, removed her shoes and left them at the entrance. He apologizes for speaking so unkindly and tells her that women rarely come except to be seen by others. She replies, "That makes no difference. God is here. Moore," she tells him, and he says he Part 1: Chapter 2 9 will tell his community about her. He guesses that she is newly arrived, and she acquiesces.

He offers to help her any way that he can and offers to find a carriage, but she tells him that she is only going to the club. He warns her about walking about alone at night-that there are unsavory characters about as well as snakes. Then he finds that she has come to visit her son, the City Magistrate, Mr.

Heaslop, and that she has two other children by another marriage with a different last name. He tells her that he has the same number of children.

She says that she has visited the hospital- where Major Callendar has taken her. She tells him she doesn't care much for Mrs.

Callendar, which unleashes a torrent of complaint from him. Not only did the major summon him from his evening with this friends and then not bother to stay until he arrived, but also Mrs. Callendar was one of the women who had so rudely taken his tonga. He tells Mrs. Moore that she is different because she has cared enough to listen. He escorts her back to the club, and she says that if she were a member, she would invite him in, but he tells her that Indians are not allowed, even as guests.

Chapter 2 Analysis This is an important chapter because it sets many things in motion that are significant later. First of all, the plot hinges on Aziz and his disastrous interaction with the Englishwoman who is here to pursue an engagement with Mrs. Moore's son and who is accompanying Mrs. Secondly, the interaction between religions-Christian, Muslim, and Hindu-is an important theme. Thirdly, the plot comes full circle in the last section of the story when Aziz meets Mrs.

Moore's other two children in Mau, several hundred miles from Chandrapore. Chapter 2 10 Part 1: Chapter 3 Part 1: Chapter 3 Summary Mrs. Moore has come to Chandrapore to accompany Adela Quested, who is sort of betrothed to her son.

Adela desires to see the "real India," so Ronny Mrs. Moore's son, the City Magistrate asks the schoolmaster of the Government College, Cyril Fielding, how they might best do that. He recommends, rather flippantly, that they should try seeing Indians.

The women laugh at such an idea. Turton, the collector, steps in and tells her she can see any type she likes. However, she doesn't want that kind of superficial contact, so the collector recommends that they have a Bridge Party, described as an occasion where local citizens are invited to the club to a sort of reception. Turton talks about Adela on their way home, saying that she isn't "pukka" -first-class. She says that Fielding, the schoolmaster, also isn't "pukka," so the two of them should hit it off.

Moore tells them she has gone to the mosque, and her son chides her, telling her about the snakes. She says that the young man she met there had said the same thing, and she tells them about her conversation with Dr.

Aziz and how much she enjoyed visiting with him. Ronny is indignant that the doctor had attempted to correct her about her shoes. He questions her about his attitude toward the Anglo-Indians the English government employees and she tells him that it seemed favorable except that he didn't care for Major Callendar. Ronny jumps on this and says he will report this to the Major. She objects, saying it was a private conversation.

He says there's always something behind every remark the natives make. She makes him promise not to pass it on, and he reluctantly agrees. He asks her not to talk to Adela about Aziz because she would begin to wonder if the Anglo-Indians were treating the natives properly, and he wants to make a good Part 1: Chapter 3 1 1 impression on her. After they say goodnight, she ponders her encounter with Dr. Aziz and feels that he has been slandered and misunderstood.

Chapter 3 Analysis This discussion between Mrs.

Moore and Ronny about her meeting with Aziz is important because Forster uses it to set the stage for later action. The attitude of the British expatriates toward the native Indians is introduced here. It also has a somewhat sinister tone to it in that Ronny seems to indicate that Aziz will be punished for daring to say anything unkind about an Anglo-Indian.

We are also introduced here to the viciousness of the women, which will play a significant role in the action. In addition, we learn of Ronny's own awareness and concern about how newly-arrived British citizens respond to the treatment of the natives, which he passes off as a failure to understand only because of their inexperience; but it obscures the fact that this treatment is deliberate and is the result of prejudice as much as it is of convenience.

Chapter 3 12 Part 1: Chapter 4 Part 1: Chapter 4 Summary Nawab Bahadur, a generous and wealthy leader in the Muslim community, discusses the invitation to the Bridge Party with Mahmoud Ali and others. They are cynical and resentful of the empty attempt to pretend an interest and concern in the Indian community, but Nawab disputes their attitude, saying he welcomes and appreciates the gesture. He will have business elsewhere that day but will drive the twenty-five miles to shake the collector's hand, and this will have considerable weight with others in the community.

However, we see in the closing chapters that he abandons any effort to play a medial, mediating role when their behaviors go too far.

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Chapter 5 Part 1: Moore and Miss Quested, takes place on Tuesday evening, with the Indians in a group on one side of the lawn and the Anglo-Indians on the other. As they stand discussing Cousin Kate, a play put on at the club by some of the members, Mrs. Moore notices how conventional her son has become.

He had scorned this play when they had seen it in London, but now he is praising it and pretending it is a good play to avoid hurting anyone's feelings. It has been reviewed rather unkindly locally, "the sort of thing no white man could have written," says one of the women.

Although the play was praised, the following sentence appeared in it: She is here visiting with the McBrydes of the police and had stepped in to fill a gap at the last moment.

Some of the Indian wives have come to the party, and the discussion among the Anglo-Indians involves a critique of all who have come and why. Mostly, they conclude that they only come to curry favor. The Anglo women resent having to make the effort to meet any of them and don't understand why the women bother to come.

When Mrs. Moore asks who the women are, the answer is, "You're superior to them, anyway. Don't forget that.

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You're superior to everyone in India except one or two of the Ranis, and they're on an equality. Moore and Adela are interested in visiting with the women but feel they don't know the language; but one of the women, speaking very good English because she has lived in London, speaks up. However, Adela's and Mrs. Moore's attempts to make Part 1: Chapter 5 14 conversation are not successful. Moore asks one of the women whether they might call upon her, and she agrees, but they have trouble arriving at a date for the visit.

Her husband intervenes and tells them to come on Thursday. He will send his carriage to get them. Cyril Fielding, the principal at the college, visits with Mrs. Moore and Adela and invites them to tea. He is ashamed and angry that the Indians have been invited to the party and have been treated so badly, especially by the women. Since they want to meet some members of the Indian community, he will invite Dr. Aziz, whom Mrs. Moore met at the mosque, and an old professor, who sings Indian music.

Moore and Ronny discuss Adela. She feels that he should be spending more time with her alone. Adela feels that the Anglos do not behave pleasantly to the Indians. He says they are not here to behave pleasantly; they are simply here to keep the peace. Moore is annoyed at his attitude.

She thinks the Englishmen pose as gods, which Mrs. Moore disapproves; she says that India is a part of the earth and God puts people on earth to be pleasant to each other. Ronny does not disapprove of religion; he just doesn't want it to attempt to influence his life.

Chapter 5 Analysis Forster carries even further his depiction of the attitudes of the British interlopers toward the native Indians. We feel his indignation in this chapter. Cyril Fielding is introduced in this chapter, and we can see already that he is a mediating force, and a character the author is using to show that the gap between the cultures can be bridged by decency and an interest in the Indians as human beings.

This has already been introduced in the encounter between Mrs. Moore and Aziz. Later, we will find that Fielding, who is a sympathetic character, is not religious, so it serves the author's purpose to show Ronny, who does not come off very well in the story, as also indifferent to religion. The contrast indicates that it is not whether or not one is religious that determines character, but the choices one makes with regard to relationships to others.

Chapter 5 15 Part 1: Chapter 6 Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary Due to a busy surgical schedule, Dr. Aziz did not go to the Bridge Party. Major Callendar is angry because he did not come when summoned and didn't understand that his bicycle had broken down in front of the Cow Hospital, which was not on the way from Dr. Aziz's residence. What the Major didn't understand was that educated Indians visit one another constantly and that Dr.

Aziz had been at Hamidullah's house when he received the summons.

Aziz is amused by the behavior of the Anglos most of the time; he knows that he is competent and indispensable, so he doesn't take them too seriously. However, Dr.

Panna Lai, an older doctor who works with Aziz, had felt that they should go to the party. He has a new tumtum a two-wheeled one-horse cart and wants Aziz to drive it. But when the time came, Aziz felt that he could not bear the mocking of the English women. It was the anniversary of his wife's death, and he is still dealing with his grief.

He is very unhappy. Instead he goes to Hamidullah's house and borrows his horse and plays polo. When he returns home, he finds the invitation from Mr. Fielding to tea and is pleased. He looks forward to meeting the educator and getting to know him. Chapter 6 Analysis We have one more instance here where the divide between the two cultures is mentioned- Aziz's visiting with friends instead of being at home, and the major's failure to understand that aspect of Indian culture.

Chapter 7 Part 1: Chapter 7 Summary Mr. Fielding is over the age of forty, has experienced a lot of life, and is devoted to education. He has always gotten along with Englishmen, but he does not like these expatriate Anglo-Indians in Chandrapore, and they consider him to be a disruptive force.

He feels that the segregationist attitudes of the British leaders here are evidence of stupidity. He calls the whites "pinko-grey," and they are offended.

Actually, the men are more tolerant of him because of his good heart and strong body. It's the women who feel threatened by him. He has found that he can be in with the Indians and still be friends with the Englishmen, but not the Englishwomen, who never come to the college except for official functions. Aziz comes early and the two hit it off right away. Now he finds that the two women will also be coming to tea as well as Naryan Godbole, who is a Brahman-a Hindu of the highest caste.

The Muslims don't care much for the Brahmans, but Dr. Godbole is accepted because of his sincerity. Aziz would have had trouble visiting with the women if either had been young and pretty; as it is, Mrs.

Moore is old and Adela is plain, so he enjoys the conversation. In an effort to understand, they ask him to explain why the Indian lady and gentleman who had invited them to come and visit and were going to send a carriage did not follow through.

Everyone is encouraging them to make nothing of it, but Aziz says it's because they are Hindus and have no idea of society. Besides, he tells them, they were probably ashamed of their house. Without giving it much thought, Aziz invites them to his house. Then he remembers that it is not fit to invite anyone to visit.

He gets carried away with the opportunity to talk to them and rattles on until Professor Godbole arrives. The old professor takes his tea at a distance from the others; he considers them outcastes. He is elderly and Part 1: Chapter 7 17 wizened and has skin as fair as a European's. Aziz, the garrulous, is at it again, talking about everything and anything.

The interest of the women in India turns him loose. He asks Adela why she doesn't just settle in India, to which she answers without thinking, "I'm afraid I can't do that," without realizing until later what the remark must have meant to Mrs.

Moore, who is expecting her to marry Ronny and settle down here. When Adela mentions that Aziz has invited them to his house, he changes the invitation to a trip to the Marabar Caves. Ronny appears and demands that the two women come with him at once to a polo match at the club. Aziz is offended at the effrontery of the young magistrate and baits him.

Ronny takes Fielding aside and complains about Adela being left alone with an Indian. Ronny has broken up a pleasant gathering, and everyone is cross and uncomfortable as the women leave with him. Before they leave, Adela requests that the professor sing, which he does-a religious song in which he entreats the "Lord of the Universe" to come, but he does not come. There for about half a year, he visited the town of Bankipore, on the Ganges River, on which Chandrapore is presumed to be based.

The Barabar caves are near Bankipore, and probably suggested the Marabar caves of the novel. This story was published for the first time in The desire of Adela to see the real India is that of a tourist at this stage, and we can feel her frustration as her attempts seem to come to nothing.

She is expecting that the same approaches that work in England will work here-she lets her interest in visiting a family be known, she is invited, but they don't follow through, and she is hurt and doesn't understand. Now Aziz has impulsively invited them to his home, but it can't Part 1: Chapter 7 18 happen; and when she pursues the invitation, he switches it. She just doesn't understand.The Barabar Caves, whether or not they were originally Jain and the Bihar region is central to Jain history became the focal point of religious sectarian hostilities over the ages.

They will try for bail again since Adela is improved. Adela's action, taken in total innocence, may have had a more malevolent meaning to a devotee of the caves.

Chapter 7 Summary Mr. He pleads and begs for forgiveness. Nevertheless, he is more tolerant of Indians than most Britons, and he is on friendly terms with Fielding. Moore and Adela have reached the place where their enthusiasm for seeing the "real" India has pretty much run its course. Aziz tells the driver, "Go, I will pay you tomorrow," and calls after the women, "You are most welcome, ladies.

He not only feels rejected, he feels betrayed and used. She is too boisterous and easygoing for most of her compatriots' tastes.

LEANNE from North Dakota
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