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She remembers him grabbing the glasses and the strap breaking, which allowed her to get away.
The only actual evidence the British have is the field glasses in the possession of Dr. Despite this, the British colonists firmly believe that Aziz is guilty; at the back of all their minds is the conviction that all darker peoples lust after white women. They are stunned when Fielding proclaims his belief in Aziz's innocence. Fielding is ostracised and condemned as a blood-traitor. But the Indians, who consider the assault allegation a fraud aimed at ruining their community's reputation, welcome him.
During the weeks before the trial, Mrs. Moore is unexpectedly apathetic and irritable. Her experience in the cave seems to have ruined her faith in humanity.
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Although she curtly professes her belief in Aziz's innocence, she does nothing to help him. Ronny, alarmed by his mother's assertion that Aziz is innocent, decides to arrange for her return by ship to England before she can testify to this effect at the trial.
Moore dies during the voyage. Her absence from India becomes a major issue at the trial, where Aziz's legal defenders assert that her testimony alone, had it been available, would have proven the accused's innocence.
After an initial period of fever and weeping, Adela becomes confused as to Aziz's guilt. At the trial, she is asked point-blank whether Aziz sexually assaulted her. She asks for a moment to think before replying. She has a vision of the cave in that moment, and it turns out that Adela had, while in the cave, received a shock similar to Mrs.
The echo had disconcerted her so much that she temporarily became unhinged. She ran around the cave, fled down the hill, and finally sped off with Miss Derek.
At the time, Adela mistakenly interpreted her shock as an assault by Aziz, who personifies the India that has stripped her of her psychological innocence, but he was never there. She admits that she was mistaken.
The case is dismissed. Note that in the draft of the novel EM Forster originally had Aziz guilty of the assault and found guilty in the court, but later changed this in the draft to create a more ambiguous ending. Ronny Heaslop breaks off their engagement.
Adela stays at Fielding's house until her passage on a boat to England is arranged. After explaining to Fielding that the echo was the cause of the whole business, she departs India, never to return. Although he is free and vindicated, Aziz is angry and bitter that his friend, Fielding, would befriend Adela after she nearly ruined his life.
Believing it to be the gentlemanly thing to do, Fielding convinces Aziz not to seek monetary redress from her. The two men's friendship suffers in consequence, and Fielding soon departs for England. Aziz believes that he is leaving to marry Adela for her money. Bitter at his friend's perceived betrayal, he vows never again to befriend a white person.
Aziz moves to the Hindu -ruled state of Mau and begins a new life. Two years later, Fielding returns to India and to Aziz.
His wife is Stella, Mrs. Moore's daughter from a second marriage. Aziz, now the Raja 's chief physician, at first persists in his anger against his old friend.
But in time, he comes to respect and love Fielding again. However, he does not give up his dream of a free and united India. In the novel's last sentences, he explains that he and Fielding cannot be friends, at least not until India is free of the British Raj. Even the earth and the sky seem to say, "Not yet. Aziz A young Muslim Indian physician who works at the British hospital in Chandrapore, which is said to have been based on the city of Bankipur, a suburb of Patna in the state of Bihar.
He relies heavily on intuition over logic, and he is more emotional than his best friend, Fielding. He makes friends easily and seems quite garrulous at times. His chief drawback is an inability to view a situation without emotion, which Forster suggests is a typical Indian difficulty.
Aziz seems to possess a profound love for his late wife but only thinks of her intermittently. Initially he is somewhat indifferent to the British colonists, but comes to resent them after his treatment during the trial. Cyril Fielding The year-old, unmarried British headmaster of the small government-run college for Indians.
Fielding's logical Western mind cannot comprehend the muddle or mystery of India, but he is highly tolerant and respectful toward Indians. He befriends Dr. Aziz, but cultural and racial differences, and personal misunderstandings, separate them. Adela Quested A young British schoolmistress who is visiting India with the vague intention of marrying Ronny Heaslop. Forster put them near Chandrapore, so that they were visible from his fictive city, aiding the atmosphere and to simplify the travel to the Caves.
In the third part of the novel the story moves to Mau, which is also a fictive city, based on Chhatarpur cf. Forster , a more Hindu town in India, where Aziz starts a new life after the trial, away from the Europeans. There he makes a new beginning, away from the evil atmosphere at Chandrapore and the Caves.
The location of A Passage to India is very important, because the different sceneries are crucial to the plot. The club, for example, is the setting for the typical English culture and its characters in the first part, showing their condescending attitude towards the natives. The Caves are important, because here the echo implants itself in the mind of Adela and Mrs.
Moore, influencing the lives of all characters. So each location drives the plot onwards. Each part centres on a particular setting or location. During this part the central problem is explained and set up: The city itself and therefore India is described like a muddle and there is a huge gap between the Indian people and the English occupants. It is a city of gardens. It is emphasized by the attitude of the English people towards the Indians.
Natives are not allowed in the club, the Indians meet only themselves and vice versa. Moore and Adela. With them East and West meet in a friendly way. The omens are auspicious: East and West have met and embraced; friendship and love are in the ascendant. It centres on the Marabar Caves, the site of Adela's dramatic experience and the trial against Aziz. Forster Delphi Classics. Mothering Sunday. Graham Swift. The Green Road: A Novel. Anne Enright. Funny Girl.
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