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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

Justice and Judgment Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

"[…] Indians know whether they are liked or not – they cannot be fooled here. Justice never satisfies them, and that is why the British Empire rests on sand." (2.29.2)

This quote underscores the narrator's comment on Adela in Quote #9. Abstract conceptions of justice don't fly with the Indians; they see it as a mask for persecution, which is really not far from the truth when you see what happened to Aziz.

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