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A Passage to India Essay | Critical Essay #1

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Critical Essay #1

Lilburn, a teaching assistant at the University of Western Ohio, explores possible interpretations of Forster's novel, including its political, racial, and homo-erotic Implications.

A Passage to India is E. M. Forster's final and perhaps finest novel. Forster visited India twice and wrote another novel, the posthumously published Maurice, before finally completing A Passage to India in 1924-more than ten years after it was begun. Although Forster has stated that the novel is not really about politics and that it is less concerned with the incompatibility of East and West than it is with the difficulty of living in the universe, the novel does address issues such as colonialism, racism, nationalism, and rape. As a result, much of the critical analysis has focused on political and social themes. One of the major issues the novel attempts to address is introduced in the second chapter through a conversation in which...

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