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A Passage to India Final Essay Simon Rennings There are several characters in A Passage to India which EM Forster causes the reader to love All meet the same fate though when Forster reveals the characters weaknesses and as the author tells us dilillusionment cannot be beautifulp234 At different points in the book I thought that Aziz Mrs Moore or Fielding would be the hero or heroine However we found that Aziz hated Mrs Moore was apathetic and Fielding selfishly left India A Mosque by winning his approval let loose his imagination The temple of another creed Hindu Christian or Greek would have bored him and failed to awaken his sense of beauty Here was Islam his own country more than a Faith more than a battle cry more much moreIslam an attitude towards life both exquisite and durable where his body and his thoughts found their homep16 The first character that readers are introduced to in A Passage to India is Dr Aziz He is innocent fair-minded and generous He shows sensitivity when we learn of his wife and demonstrates trust by befriending Fielding and calling this Englishman brother From the beginning Forster tries to portray Aziz as a beautiful character imaginative and patriotic it seems that he will champion our story through race-relations proving the English wrong by hosting two English ladies alone In the end though Aziz is not our hero After an unfortunate misunderstanding Ms Quested accuses him of something horrible Aziz becomes embittered and hates the English and even after Adela drops her charges leaves Chandrapore to fight against the English from a safe distance Mrs Moore is the most sympathetic character in Forsters book She has the opportunity and characteristics to be a heroine but instead she drowns in apathy after she discovers during her search for the real India something which is greater than her own Christian G-d This realization debases all that she had
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