A Passage To India Analysis

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Actually, Aziz represents a typical Orientals who observe things and judge matters from personal point of view and tinge every aspect, both serious and trivial, with emotion. They are always in the extreme and if they love, they love extremely and if they hate, they do it with extremity. On the other hand, the Westerners observe things sensibly and judge them from political point of view. In connection with this gap of the discourses between the East and the West, it requires to understand that the British- Indian relationship is not monological ,"the British endlessly speaking and issuing orders with no reply as imperialists and some subsequent critics have believed, but dialogical." (Morey. P. 54). British imperialism was devoted to impressing the natives in order to involve them in a kind of transaction resulting in acquiescence in imperial rule. "The Indians are to be impressed both in the sense of being overawed by displays of power, and by being impressed with a kind of mark which makes him recognizable and conveys an exchange value regarding his relationship to the over seer."(Morey. P. 54). It makes sure that the colonized responds to the colonizers. But the utterances of the colonized are as the colonizers want them to speak. Essentially Aziz is made to speak in A Passage to India but he thinks, speaks and acts as colonizers want him to do. Whatever he thinks outside this idiosyncratic discourse, is full of vehement
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