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  • Kumalo And Msimangu
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    The novel Cry the Beloved Country is a prophecy for the future of South Africa. It alludes to and sometimes even blatantly states the conditions necessary for the end of apartheid and the beginning of peace. South Africa in the 1940's was in trouble. Kumalo, a priest, was able to see through the prejudices of the world and assess the situation. When inconvenient to involve Kumalo in the investigation, the depth of South Africa's disparity was illustrated directly through the stories of horrifyin...
  • Kumalo And Jarvis
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    Cry The Beloved Country: Book Review Lee Brown Tina Windings Acc. Lit. & Comp. Sept. 25, 1997 "Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of it all. Let him not love the earth to deeply. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give to much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him of all if he lives too much. Yes cry, cry, the beloved country"Cry The Beloved Country" by Alan Paton. "Cry The Beloved Country" was a magnific...
  • Relationship Between Reverend Msimangu And Stephen Kumalo
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    Chapter One: The first chapter of Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country begins with a description of a road that runs from the village Ixopo into the hill and then leads to Carisbrooke and to the valleys of Africa. The grass is rich and matted, a holy ground that must be kept and guarded for it keeps and guards men. Analysis: Alan Paton begins Cry, the Beloved Country with a description of the land surrounding Ixopo, the village where the pastor (and protagonist) Stephen Kumalo lives. Paton esta...
  • Ways Of God And Stephen
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    The use of Biblical allusions and references is evident in Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Against the backdrop of South Africa's racial and cultural problems, massive enforced segregation, similarly enforced economic inequality, Alan Paton uses these references as way to preserve his faith for the struggling country. By incorporating Biblical references into his novel, one can see that Alan Paton is a religious man and feels that faith will give hope to his beloved country. Throughout th...
  • Paton's Attempt
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    Cry, the Beloved Country: Stimulating a Change The purpose of Cry, the Beloved Country, is to awaken the population of South Africa to the racism that is slowly disintegrating the society and its people. Alan Paton designs his work to express his views on the injustices and racial hatred that plague South Africa, in an attempt to bring about change and understanding. The characters that he incorporates within his story, help to establish a sense of the conditions and hardships that the country i...
  • Stephen Kumalo And James Jarvis
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    1. Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton, 1948,312 2. Setting: Mid-1940's, just after World War II. Ndotsheni and Johannesburg, South Africa. 3. Type of novel: Father's quest for his son; courtroom drama; social criticism, HISTORICAL FICTION List and identify important Characters: - Stephen Kumalo: The only Anglican priest in the small farming village of Ndotsheni. He is the moral center or compass of the novel. Kumalo had spent his whole life in Ndotsheni. With the exception of the time he betra...
  • Stephen Kumalo And Msimangu
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    Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton displays a tremendous amount of power that is portrayed throughout the novel. Stephen Kumalo and Msimangu are both remarkably powerful men in apartheid South Africa. These men have many forms of power within them. They both have the influential power to change the diversity of both blacks and whites in South Africa. The power of love and equity are greatly influenced by Stephen Kumalo. His love for family and friends is tremendously powerful and he cares so ...

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