British Occupation of India Was Term Paper

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Fielding suffers from a strong attachment to English literalism and rationalism, in which he feels himself obligated to support British colonialism because it is not only inevitability but also a positive influence upon India. Aziz allows suspicion to harden into grudges and a strong feeling of distain for both the British and loyalists. Even when Aziz is ultimately acquitted the reaction of the individuals involved in the case reveals the strong hyperbole of loyalists vs. revolutionaries. Aziz sees himself as tainted and fed up with the culture of the British. While Fielding sees the inevitable confession of Adela as the actions of a strong willed individual standing up to her peers to do the right thing. It is in their different perspectives that we see the truth behind the loyalist vs. revolutionary dichotomy; it is a strong desire on either side to find confidence in their own actions and ability to interpret the truth behind their actions.

The reaction of Muslims and Indians under British colonialism is two fold. It either fostered a strong dependence upon the British and thus a complete acceptance of their superiority and self-subjection to the master-servant complex. Or it connoted a strong distain of the British government and the desire to rid themselves of both inequality and the new ways of life. This conflict becomes an internalized one that creates conflict not only with the British but a subtle layer of civil dispute as well. It is precisely because of this conflict that creates a strong imperialist system that does not erode under the pressure of British vs. Indians. The success of the colonial system is in the hyperbole of emotions tied between loyalists and revolutionaries. Therefore the Muslims and Indians lived in a life of constant conflict and changing loyalties as they waver between a stake of rebuke and acceptance of their foreign…

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