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The novel A passage to India delivers a handful of characters from all ranges of an elitest spectrum From Englishmen who feel they are powerful and commanding to servant Indians who are being reprimanded and spat on within their own society from travelers of another land The most important characters in the novel are the personalities that strayed from the norm and assisted to tell the story being told They changed the way other characters viewed one another and throughout all of this they changed themselves In this novel Mrs Moore an elderly English woman who is new to the Indian town of Chandrapore is one of these important characters From the beginning of the novel one of Mrs Moores first interactions with a native of the town Dr Aziz introduces her as a sensitive and intelligent woman who has an open mind to her new surroundings She continues this openess throughout the story with different events that come her way And in the end she fights to hold onto this openess when the openess is the thing that is causing her to regress in her interest in educating herself on the culture of India The reader is first introduced to the character Mrs Moore when she enters the Mosque Dr Aziz an Indian of Chandrapore who is initially extremely distrustful of outsiders of India is already inside and stuns Mrs Moore when he speaks abruptly and curt to her He scolds her by saying she is not allowed in the mosque and that she should have removed her shoes As a symbol of what is good in Western culture Mrs Moore explains nicely that she did infact take her shoes off Aziz senses the sincerity in her voice and apologizes at once They begin to speak to one another and realize that they have much in common Both have been married twice and both have two children among other similarities They speak for
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