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A Passage to India Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

In the following excerpt, Clubb proposes that the meaning of the Marabar Caves is the mystery of the origin of life and a conscious spirit beyond human powers of comprehension.

That E. M. Forster's A Passage to India should, almost forty years after Its first publication, continue to have an enthusiastic reading public is not surprising, though as a political and sociological document it is often spoken of, even by Forster himself, as dated. The fact is, as many recent articles have made clear, that the theme of the novel-the resolution of chaos (or the possibility of such a resolution) through human or divine love-Is one which has pervaded the literature of the West from the time of Aeschylus to the present. Furthermore, analyzed on almost any level-as social comedy, as penetrating study of character, as metaphysical discourse, or as patterning of detail and episode-the novel is a...

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