Day 3

A Passage to India Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think Forster portrays Aziz as unconcerned and unskeptical of Miss Quested's odd behavior?

    Forster makes a point that Aziz is oblivious to how odd Miss Quested's behavior. When he sees Miss Quested running to the car in the valley, Forster says Aziz "was so relieved that he did not think her conduct odd." He says that Aziz is accustomed to sudden changes of plan, and indeed this change is in some ways similar to Aziz's own decision to not go to the bridge party and the last minute and leave his colleague Dr. Lal to go on his own without any notice. Here Forster is attributing this attitude to a cultural difference due to the different attitudes British and...

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