Study Guide

A Passage to India Part 2, Chapter 17

By E.M. Forster

Part 2, Chapter 17

  • Turton calls Fielding into the waiting-room and announces that Aziz has "insulted" Adela (2.17.1).
  • Fielding denies this, and suggests that there has been some horrible mistake.
  • Fielding's defense of Aziz infuriates Turton. Turton informs Fielding that there is an informal meeting at the club. Fielding says he will attend.
  • Fielding's level-headedness irritates Turton, and he ends their conversation. He walks out onto the train platform and notices that the servants are looting Aziz's elaborate picnic arrangements. He orders them to stop and drives home.

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