A Passage to India Part II, Chapters XII – XIV: Summary and Analysis

E. M. Forster

Part II, Chapters XII – XIV: Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Antony: Mrs. Moore’s and Miss Quested’s servant

Summary
The Marabar Hills, one of the oldest geographical phenomena in the world, stand at a border where newer lands are advancing to cover the old. The repetitive layout of the caves is easily described, but there is something extraordinary and inhuman, or extra-human, about them that escapes description. They are dark inside, yet if a visitor strikes a match an answering flame is mirrored on the exquisitely polished walls of the circular chamber.

From the upper verandah of the Club, the hills look distant and romantic. Here Miss Quested is overheard remarking that she would like to have visited the caves. This...

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