Periphrasis, Power, and Rape in A Passage to India

Silver, Brenda R.
September 1988
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall1988, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p86
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Looks at the association between periphrasis, power and rape that structures both linguistic and social relations in the novel "A Passage to India," by E. M. Forster. Description of the scenes when the main character Adela Quested is revealing the attempted rape on her by the Indian doctor Aziz; Invitation created by Forster to readers' partcipation to witness Adela's rape; Effects of the rape on Adela.


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