Compare And Contrast Imperialism In A Passage To India

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The British in A Passage to India believed that they “were necessary to India; there would certainly be bloodshed without them” (Forster 103). The Indians, on the other hand, did not feel the same way; they were being oppressed in their own country and they could do very little about improving their lack of power. The English’s strong control is epitomized when two English visitors go on a trip to the Marabar Caves with Doctor Aziz, the main character. One of the English visitors is allegedly assaulted and almost raped, resulting in an arrest and an absurd court trial leaving the town in chaos. The other English visitor has an experience that leaves her doubting the world around her. This combination of the cultures coexisting in the same country had the potential to be beneficial, but was destructive to the two groups socially, culturally, and religiously.
A Passage to India takes place during the time period when India was under strict imperialism rule of the British Empire. India at this time consisted of two
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The groups were further separated by the limitations of the imperialistic British government that gave very little power to the Indian government. Mr. Turton’s “Bride Party” was a complete failure and highlighted the inability for the two cultures to ever combine and be operable in the same country. Additionally, the English club represented the lack of cooperation between the English culture and the Indian culture. As Aziz and the other Indians discovered, they were constantly having new stereotypes applied to their culture. Finally, the religious differences were highlighted when Mrs. Moore was unable to understand the Hindu view of total acceptance. The vast differences of the cultures continuously cause the cultures to clash throughout the book, making for a difficult coexistence that will never

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