Day 4

A Passage to India Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In chapter 24, what do you think is the impact of the courtroom drama that is described on the people participating?

    The drama around the trial is described in detail in this chapter and especially its impact on both the British society and the larger masses of Indians in Chandrapore. The British are looking for ways to continue to assert their dominance, even as they are obliged to conform to the requirements of the legal system they have implemented in Chandrapore. Although they must present a case to a court run by Indians, they expect the judgment to go their way and look for ways to assert their authority; moving to the platform is a representation of this. Thus,...

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