Mr. & Mrs. Mcbryde: Character Analysis in A Passage To India

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      Mr. McBryde was the Superintendent of Police in Chandrapore and Mrs. McBryde, his wife, was a nurse in a hospital in a princely state of India. They were also typical members of the Anglo-Indian group of characters. Her attitude towards the Indians was openly contemptuous. She never tared for her Indian patients and like Mrs. Turton, believed that the kindest thing one could do to a native was to let him die in peace. After her marriage with Mr. McBryde, she divorced him, because of her husband's illicit relations with Miss Derek. Mr. McBryde took a leading part in Aziz's trial and charge-sheeted Aziz for assaulting Adela in a cave. He took great pains to collect the evidence against Aziz. He had Aziz’s house searched. He produced a number of letters as evidence to prove that Aziz was a man of loose morals. In his cross-examination of Adela in the court-room, he was frustrated, because Adela suddenly withdrew her charge against Aziz. Mr. McBryde had contempt for the Indian lawyers, whom he described as 'jackals'. As a policeman, he was ruthless, heavy-handed and thick-headed.

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