Particularly in her relationship with Ronny, Adela is constantly puzzled over the fact that Her whole charge against Aziz is just the hysterical fantasy of a silly. She has a very good reputation among the natives and better relationship with Aziz than Adela. Her wisdom and reputation help the poor. Mrs. Moore wishes to see the country and hopes that Adela will marry her son Ronny. Mrs. Moore befriends Dr. Aziz, as she feels some spiritual connection with .
Mrs Moore has two more kids apart from Ronny named Ralph and Stella. India has attracted her.
Personal Relationships in "A Passage to India"
However, the British fellows who arrived before her are not used to being good guests. The club looks like a meeting hall of animals to her. To escape the suffocation, she comes out alone and visits a nearby Mosque where Aziz sees her and asks her if she has left her slippers outside.
Muslim women were not allowed inside the mosque and so he was afraid to see her figure there. Thinking it to be a ghost, he asks somewhat rudely what she was doing there at that hour of night. She turns out to be a noble lady who treats the natives better than the other British people. She turns out to be like a second mother to him who cares for his emotions.
Mrs Moore's character from A Passage to India
However, the three, she, Adela and Ronny paint a strange picture together like complete strangers to each other. Ronny is a very different person than her and wants her to follow the norms every new British coming to India does. Forster has shown a strange relationship between the mother and son. They are like two opposite edges or two different aspects of the same British picture. Ronny is here to aid his government rule the local people and Mrs Moore thinks the use of such force is against human values.
She keeps feeling hollow all the time while she stays in India and a strong echo follows her from the Marabar caves. The caves signify a hollow space where you can look into eternity. Mrs Moore feels unhealthy at the Marabar caves because when she looks into it, everything around her starts shaking and life feels hollow. Locals start seeing her as an angel and remember her with profound respect.
Her health fails since she finds the hot weather unbearable and therefore tries to keep herself away from all the affairs going on around her. She takes herself away from the club and to his son it seems like his mother has strayed from the English norms. Mrs Moore wants to see Ralph and Stella before her death.
The Marabar caves have brought her to a difficult point where she can neither be a part of the affairs nor keep away from them. Ronny does not want that she spoils Adela anymore. He is afraid Adela will contradict her own statement against Aziz if his mother excites her. This leads to further drift in the mother son relationship.
She leaves for England feeling pressurized by the growing heat in the Indian environment and dies during the voyage. Her death gives rise to several kinds of rumours that keep floating for a while and then die. Aziz wanted her during the trial but she could not be there because she had left India. The part Mosque allows friendships and relationships to develop and has an overall positive touch, but every approach between the two cultures is almost immediately followed by some misunderstanding or the other.
Mrs Moore’s Character from A Passage to India
The second part, Caves, is the antithesis. In this part the story reaches its climax and the misunderstanding lead each relationship to a certain fall.
Adela accuses Aziz of an attempted sexual harassment, due to which Aziz is imprisoned and led to trial. Even though Adela sees in the end that it was not Aziz and Aziz is let free, all friendships and relationships have taken a grave turn.
Mrs Moore has quickly left India and has died on her journey back to England, leaving Aziz only the memory of his good friend. Ronny no longer wishes to marry Adela, for she has turned her back on her countrymen and he could not stand the pressure of his fellow officials. The last part of the book, Temple, is a kind of synthesis, but with a limitation.
The question in the first part of the book is only partly answered. But when Aziz and Fielding meet again, and all misunderstandings are eliminated, there is still a barrier between them. Similarities and differentiations in personal relationships 2. Aziz and Mrs Moore 2. Aziz has been treated very rudely by his superior Major Callendar who had had him disturbed during dinner with his good friends and had stood him up, and Mrs Moore was attempting to escape the heat at the club and the boredom of having to watch a play which she had already seen in London.
Aziz is sitting in the mosque contemplating happiness, religion and love and dreaming of his tomb, which should bear a Persian inscription. This inscription includes one very significant line, which gives us an idea on his views on friendship: This is what is about to happen when an English lady, who happens to enter the mosque, interrupts him in his thoughts.
At first, Aziz reacts very rudely to her but when he notices that it is an old lady and that she acts very politely towards him, he also becomes polite. In the course of their small chat about why she is in the mosque and about their families, a kind of mutual silent understanding develops and it is exactly this secret understanding that Aziz feels to have found in Mrs Moore.
He feels inclined to talk openly to her about his aversion towards the Callendars and feels understood by her. She is exactly the way that he wishes the other British officials to be towards Indians: Oh, if others resembled you! She also feels a certain wave of intimacy between them, but also does not speak about it. It is only after a longer talk with her son that she begins to think about the situation from a different perspective, namely from her sons prejudiced point of view.