Make a list of characters and describe them.
1. “Conversation and billiards stopped, faces stiffened. It was the Anthem of the Army of Occupation. It reminded every member of the club that he or she was British and in exile. It produced a little sentiment and a useful accession of will-power.”
The English in their club react to the playing of the National Anthem. Chapter 3
2. “Here we are, and we’re going to stop, and the country’s got to put up with us, gods or no gods.”
Ronny’s remarks to his mother about the presence of the British in India. Chapter 5
3. “‘Do not come to me only. Multiply yourself into a hundred Krishnas, and let one go to each of my hundred companions, but one, O Lord of the Universe, come to me.’ He refuses to come.”
Professor Godbole explains the religious song he has just sung. Chapter 7
4. “Nothing is inside them, they were sealed up before the creation of pestilence or treasure; if mankind grew curious and excavated, nothing, nothing would be added to the sum of good or evil.”
A description of the unsealed chambers in the Marabar Hills. Chapter 12
Why are these important quotations?
Essay: Does Forster portray one group more sympathetically?
Why are these quotations important?
1. “I have never known anything but disaster result when English people and Indians attempt to be intimate socially.” Mr. Turton’s views on relations between the English and the Indians. Chapter 17
2. “Great is information, and she shall prevail.” Fielding expresses his faith that the uncovering of facts will lead to the truth in the case involving Aziz. Chapter 20
3. “Esmiss Moore, Esmiss Moore.” The chant by the Indians that transforms the name of Mrs. Moore into something that sounds like a Hindu goddess. Chapter 24
Essay: What is the importance of Aziz’s trial?
Essay: In E.M. Fosters novel A Passage To India, Foster starts out with a short, brief description and introduction about the setting, tell us exactly where the story is going to take place. By Foster opening up his novel this way, it helps us to appreciate the Indians as the natives of the land of India. Through out the story E.M. Foster uses many different geographical aspects as symbols to represent different things that are going to occur through the plot of the story. Do you agree?
Essay: “Polish Sleepers” is about the Holocaust. Do you agree?