A Passage to India Part II, Chapters XXII – XXIII: Summary and Analysis

E. M. Forster

Part II, Chapters XXII – XXIII: Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Lady Mellanby: wife of the lieutenant-governor of the province

Summary
Adela is recuperating in the McBryde’s bungalow, with Miss Derek and Mrs. McBryde hovering over her, picking cactus spines from her flesh. Whenever she tells the story of the Marabar Caves, she begins to cry. Adela is plagued by a recurring echo that makes her feel that Evil has gotten loose and is entering other people’s lives.

When Adela’s temperature has fallen to normal, Heaslop takes her away. He tells her that there had nearly been a riot on the last day of Mohurram; the procession had tried to enter the civil station. When she learns that she will have to appear in court to identify...

(The entire section is 1051 words.)