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As a character, Mrs. Moore serves a double function in A
Passage to India, operating on two different planes. She
is initially a literal character, but as the novel progresses she
becomes more a symbolic presence. On the literal level, Mrs. Moore
is a good-hearted, religious, elderly woman with mystical leanings.
The initial days of her visit to India are successful, as she connects
with India and Indians on an intuitive level. Whereas Adela is overly
cerebral, Mrs. Moore relies successfully on her heart to make connections
during her visit. Furthermore, on the literal level, Mrs. Moore’s
character has human limitations: her experience at Marabar renders
her apathetic and even somewhat mean, to the degree that she simply
leaves India without bothering to testify to Aziz’s innocence or
to oversee Ronny and Adela’s wedding.
After her departure, however, Mrs. Moore exists largely
on a symbolic level. Though she herself has human flaws, she comes
to symbolize an ideally spiritual and race-blind openness that Forster sees
as a solution to the problems in India. Mrs. Moore’s name becomes
closely associated with Hinduism, especially the Hindu tenet of
the oneness and unity of all living things. This symbolic side to
Mrs. Moore might even make her the heroine of the novel, the only
English person able to closely connect with the Hindu vision of unity.
Nonetheless, Mrs. Moore’s literal actions—her sudden abandonment
of India—make her less than heroic.
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