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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

Third Person/Omniscient

The narrator weaves seamlessly between different characters' points of view in its attempt to give a multi-faceted account of events. The narrator tends to speak with authority on the characters, explaining in great detail the characters' psychology and cultural background. The narrator seems almost god-like, particularly when discussing the characters' diverse religious experiences with ease.

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