A Passage to India

Muddles and Mysteries in A Passage to India

Forster’s novel sees the Indian subcontinent from a very unique angle. The British ruled Indian society is complex and to describe it, the author frequently uses the terms muddle and mystery. While muddle may imply a pointless mess, a mystery is not pointless. The term often crops up when something about India is difficult to …

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Discussion questions from A Passage to India

(List of content AP2I) 1. What is Cyril Fielding’s relationship with Indians at the beginning of the novel? How do his views of them change during and after the trial? Answer: Cyril Fielding is very fond of the natives right from the beginning of the novel. He likes them and this is a reciprocal relationship that keeps …

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