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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 21 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 21 Summary

The holiday of Mohurram is being celebrated as Fielding makes his way through the city to go to meet with Nawab Bahadur, Hamidullah, Mahmoud Ali, and others regarding Aziz's situation. They will try for bail again since Adela is improved.

Part 2: Chapter 21 Analysis

Contrast is an effective device that an author uses to highlight some aspect of a story. In this case, the sounding of drums that signaled the celebration seems ominous in light of what is going on in the city. However, itinerant musicians provide a contrast that irritates some with their cheerful and upbeat melodies but serves as a reminder of the seriousness of the political situation. With the atmosphere in the city so tense, it doesn't seem a good time for a celebration.

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