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  • Stephen Kumalo - 331 words
    Stephen Kumalo Stephen Kumalo Stephen Kumalo, who was an Anglican preacher with great moral value. He was very firm in his beliefs, yet very nave when it came to the real world. Many people who knew Kumalo would call him Umfundisi, which is a title and used with respect. Kumalo is seeking out lost members of his family who have left the townships for the lights of the big city. He is looking for his sister Gertrude, who has become a prostitute and mostly, his son Absalom, who has disappeared into the darkness. Kumalo could not imagine why his son did what he did nor did he want to except the fact that it was solely his sons fault for killing a man. The same goes for his sister, the prostitut ...
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  • Cry The Beloved Country By Alan Paton - 972 words
    Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, is the timeless novel about South Africa in the 1940s. As powerful white men use the land for their own benefit, the tribal system of the African natives is broken down and replaced by poverty, homelessness, fear, and violence. A black priest, Stephen Kumalo, ventures to the great city of Johannesburg in search of his lost sister and son. His journey demonstrates the unhealthy lifestyle and mutinous atmosphere of the black people; yet he is the beholder of forgiveness, love, hope, and the restoration of a country overwhelmed with problems. The blacks in big cities, such as Johannesburg, are fearful of white men be ...
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  • Cry, The Beloved Country Essay - 465 words
    Cry, The Beloved Country Essay Alan Paton, in his novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, shows how the horrors of South African apartheid effected two individual families, one black and one white. Throughout the course of the novel, these two families overcome the chains of apartheid and learn that love and forgiveness cross racial lines. In this novel a black man, Absalom Kumalo, makes a decision to murder a white man, Arthur Jarvis. This decision effects the main character, Stephen Kumalo, a secondary character, James Jarvis, as well as the overall work. Stephen Kumalo, the main character, is effected in many ways. First of all he suffers by the pain of having his son being a convicted murderer. ...
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  • Education Of The Ignorant - 774 words
    Education Of The Ignorant CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY, BY ALAN PATON, IS A BOOK WHICH TELLS THE STORY OF HOW JAMES JARVIS, A WEALTHY ESTATE OWNER WHO, BECAUSE OF HIS OWN BUSY LIFE, HAD TO LEARN OF THE SOCIAL DEGRADATION IN SOUTH AFRICA THROUGH THE DEATH OF HIS ONLY SON. IF ARTHUR JARVIS HAD NEVER BEEN KILLED, JAMES JARVIS WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN EDUCATED BY HIS SONS WRITINGS, AND STEPHEN KUMALO. WHEN WE FIRST MEET JAMES JARVIS, HE KNOWS LITTLE OF HIS SONS LIFE. HE DOESN'T KNOW HIS SON WAS ON A KIND OF A MISSION(P. 140), AND THIS IS WHY WHEN HARRISON SAYS,...WE'RE SCARED STIFF AT THE MOMENT IN JOHANNESBURG.( P. 140) JAMES IS SORT OF SURPRISED AND SAYS,OF CRIME?( P. 140). TALKING TO HARRISON TAUGHT ...
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  • Fear: A Good Thing Or Bad Thing - 1,682 words
    ... order to get what he wants. Now Macbeth's fears have made him take action. Debating whether he should kill to become the king, Macbeth sends a letter to his wife about the three witches telling him about his future. When his wife receives the letter and finds out what it contains, she says she is going to make sure that Macbeth becomes king. Macbeth's wife, Lady Macbeth, also finds out that King Duncan, the king of Scotland, is going to be visiting them. She decides they are going to kill Duncan, once and for all. When Macbeth is informed of her plans and questions if they are going to succeed, she responds, "We fail?" (Shakespeare, 20). She disputes his authority in the plan, and it sho ...
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  • South Africas Struggles - 899 words
    South Africas Struggles South Africas Struggles Throughout Earths history imperialism has done more harm that good, to the smaller overpowered territories. The greater more dominant nation would use and exploit the people and the land for their own use without much concern to the devastation it is causing to the land and the society of these territories. The native people of the land most often loose their traditional ways of life and are thrown into the ways and ideals of the dominating nation. However these people are usually taken advantage of and do not share the same equality in pay, jobs, and living standards as the people of the dominant nation. Such an example can be seen in Cry, The ...
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  • The Book Cry, The Beloved Country By Alan Paton Is A Book About Agitation And Turmoil Of Both Whites And Blacks Over The Whit - 1,805 words
    The book Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a book about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggresion, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and episodes are reminiscent of stories from the New Testament and teachings of Christ. Thus, Alan Paton, as a reformer and the author of Cry, the Beloved Country, gives the people of South Africa a new, modern Bible, where he, like Christ, teaches to love thy b ...
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  • The Major Conflict In The Novel, Cry The Beloved Country, Is An Inner Uncertainty Within The Characters The Author, Alan Pato - 636 words
    The major conflict in the novel, Cry the Beloved Country, is an inner uncertainty within the characters. The author, Alan Paton, shows this inner conflict from two perspectives; the Europeans and the Native South Africans. These two groups also have inconsistencies in their conscious to resolve. The black Natives are struggling between tradition and the new world. The Natives are forfeiting their old values as they progress towards the mode of the big city life. The Europeans are also confused. Many Europeans want to help the Natives, but are faced with following old tradition. Conventionally, these two groups should live independently. The changing of customs and values created apprehension ...
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  • Use Of Title In Cry, The Beloved Country - 1,320 words
    Use Of Title In Cry, The Beloved Country Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, takes place in1946 near the small rural town of Ixopo in the smaller village of Ndotsheni. The main character is Stephen Kumalo, a native priest who sets out on a mission to find his family. He receives a letter from a fellow priest, Msimangu, telling him his younger sister is ill. Kumalo decides he must go to Johannesburg to help his sister. He also hopes to find his only son and see if his brother is well because they too have gone away to Johannesburg. He arrives and with his new friend, Msimangu, searches for his sister and his son. He finds his sister and decides to take her and her son with him to Ndotshe ...
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