A Passage to India – Marriage

Fielding, the learned professor provides us with another rejection of accepted tradition:

‘At my age one’s seldom amazed,’ he said, smiling. ‘Marriage is too absurd in any case. It begins and continues for such very slight reasons. The social business props it up on one side, and the theological business on the other, but neither of them are marriage, are they? I’ve friends who can’t remember why they married, no more can their wives. I suspect that it mostly happens haphazard, though afterwards various noble reasons are invented. About marriage I am cynical.’ -p.260

But Fielding obviously has a view on REAL marriage of which he is not cynical, surely…

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