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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 5 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 5 Summary

The Bridge Party honoring Mrs. Moore and Miss Quested, takes place on Tuesday evening, with the Indians in a group on one side of the lawn and the Anglo-Indians on the other.

As they stand discussing Cousin Kate, a play put on at the club by some of the members, Mrs. Moore notices how conventional her son has become. He had scorned this play when they had seen it in London, but now he is praising it and pretending it is a good play to avoid hurting anyone's feelings. It has been reviewed rather unkindly locally, "the sort of thing no white man could have written," says one of the women. Although the play was praised, the following sentence appeared in it: "Miss Derek, though she charmingly looked her part, lacked the necessary experience, and occasionally forgot her words." Nancy Derek, a rather unconventional unmarried...

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