E. M. Forster Writing Styles in A Passage to India

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Point of View

The novel is written in a third person point of view that switches between characters when needed. It is written from an omniscient viewpoint, allowing the reader to visualize the setting and understand the thoughts of the various characters. Although omniscient, the narrative displays a certain amount of ambiguity in regard to certain characters and events that later unfold in the novel. The point of view of this novel is an impersonal point of view but allows a reader to connect closely with both the characters and the setting.

Setting

The novel is set in the cities of Chandrapore and Mau, India, in the 1920s. The setting of this novel is important because the time period is during the colonial period in which India is ruled by Great Britain. The main characters of the novel are intermixed between native Indians and British Anglo-Indians.

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