A Passage to India - Study Guide Chapters 10-11 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Chapter 10: An empty home next to the home of Dr. Aziz has no occupants other than a squirrel. Other animals can be heard in the night. India is made up of mostly animals and these animals don’t care how India is governed.

Chapter 11: Dr. Aziz shows Fielding a photo of his dead wife, breaking the custom of purdah. Dr. Aziz tells Fielding that they are now brothers. The two discuss marriage and having children and Dr. Aziz suggests that Fielding marry Adela. Fielding states that she is a prig and sexually unattractive. Dr. Aziz joins in and insults her as well.

Analysis

The author uses animals and vacancy to show the difference between a more rural India and a more industrial England. The mention of the animals suggests that very little would change even if England were not ruling India.

Dr. Aziz solidifies his friendship with...

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