The Structure of E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India"
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: E.M. Forster published his novel A Passage to India in 1924, after he visited India beforehand in 1912 and in 1921. The novel deals in large parts with the political occupation of India by the British army and the concluding relations between the English and the native population. It is also about the friendship between the two main characters, Cyril Fielding and Dr. Aziz, with all its obstacles. A Passage to India wants to describe the differences between the Eastern and Western culture and how they might find together. This seminar paper discusses the relevant parts of the structure of this novel, which help Forster to create the gap between the cultures and the struggle of them getting together. These structural means are the use of a tripartite structure, specific locations and motifs in the novel.
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4.4 Prefatory Chapters 5.1 The Wasp 5.2 The Echo Adela Andrew Rutherford Antithesis Attempts of getting Aziz befriends Aziz finally Aziz meets bees birth of Krishna British Caves cf Caves in detail chapter shows characters city of Chandrapore creatures cross-cultural friendship describe destroy the friendly discuss the relevance Englewood Cliffs English Esmiss Esmoor evil fictive city Fielding and Aziz Forster 31 Forster 32 Godbole Godbole's Hindu religion Hinduism Hot Weather important to Forster introduce the synthesis Islam leading the story Marabar Caves meeting Aziz Moore’s Moslem Mosque Motifs and Reocurring moves to Mau mystery Natives Passage to India Rains cf Ralph Moore reconciliation regeneration and hope religion of Jainism Reocurring themes Rosecrance sky settles everything spirit Stallybrass 25 symbol temple at Mau temple in Mau Thesis third section three sections represent trial Trilling tripartite structure triumph Twentieth Century Interpretations wasp again appears White 56 whole novel