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    there for each other when needed. Often family serves as the only thing a person may have, or the only support a person can rely on. In the contemporary literature novel Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton uses parallelism to reveal the importance of family, especially in time of need. Strong families work together to overcome diversity. When Kumalo finds out that Absalom will soon face trial, Kumalo takes the effort to find a lawyer, even though he has not seen his son in a very long time, which shows how Kumalo cares about his son. Although in the end, Absalom’s trial finds him guilty, Kumalo and Absalom share a few precious moments. When Kumalo sees his son for possibly…

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    “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton is a novel about priest Stephen Kumalo, and his discoveries concerning corruption, faith, friendship, change, and tradition in the dynamic settings of Ndotsheni and Johannesburg, cities in South Africa. The novel carefully details the effects of advanced European society on the tribal systems of South Africa; and Paton analyzes how these societies and their laws affect young black people and their rights. The desertion of Ndotsheni by Kumalo’s family and…

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    Country, Alan Paton employs the use of anaphora in order to emphasize how through gratitude and forgiveness people can gain strength and be healed of afflictions and have peace. Forgiveness frees people from emotional pain which allows to them to heal. Kumalo finds it difficult to emotionally stabilize, unsure of the motives…

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    In the book, Cry , The Beloved Country, the author, Alan Paton, writes about how Kumalo struggles in the search for his long lost son Absalom. However, because Kumalo is in a distant place away from his home, he writes a letter to his wife stating as to what has been going on with their son Absalom. To tell the truth, if I were to write to Kumalo’s wife in Kumalo’s position, I would state all the bad information first then end off with the seemingly good information. Furthermore, I would first…

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    James Jarvis and Stephen Kumalo signifies both a new beginning despite the loss of both of their sons. Paton defines the understanding that forms the basis of their relationship when he states, “… [Kumalo] could only smile and shake his head… and shook his head as if it were No…” because the situations they both found themselves in were unfortunate but yet similar, “…Jarvis understood him…’I understand you…I understand completely…’”(306-307). Paton demonstrates how the new found mutualistic…

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    For the majority of the oppressed in society, their story ends in heartache and sadness, but for a chosen few, they are destined to persevere and change society. Most people are defeated by their disadvantages, such as Kumalo’s son in Cry, the Beloved Country. After fighting his way through the city, Kumalo finally caught up to his son, but it was too late. Kumalo fought the best he could to keep his son alive and out of prison, but in the end, there was nothing he could do to save his son…

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    The Suffering Hero In Alan Paton’s historical fiction novel Cry the Beloved Country, he describes two men who are brought together by their similar journeys. It takes place in South Africa before Apartheid; a policy system which discriminated against non white South Africans in the late 1900s. The novel begins with a man named Steven Kumalo who travels to Johannesburg after he receives a letter from a priest who informed him that Kumalo’s sister is “sick” and desperately needs his help. Along…

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    The novel “Cry, the beloved country” is the story of two South African fathers who are searching for their sons. One of the main themes of the story is fear of loss. Alan Paton describes the characters and theme of fear and human experience by narrating the story through two different perspectives. In the novel starts with the search of the son eventually finding him in the custody and the father must admit the fact that his son will face death verdict. Everybody disappears in Johannesburg. The…

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    Kumalo and Jarvis: The Differences and the Similarities In the prodigious novel Cry The Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, Paton conveys a great amount of details to help the readers visualize the scenery of South Africa. Paton does an exquisite job to show the problems of Africa. Paton writes in a way so the readers must ponder about Africa. In the novel there are several main characters that face problems due to the situations in Africa. Many conflicts occur between Msimangu, Absalom…

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    Segregation and inequalities is being an issue occurring for a long time and as time progresses the rate of racism and inequalities against people from different races continue increasing each time period. Cry the beloved country published by Alan Paton represented messages to the society and people who reads the novel. The concept of the book has several meanings to the readers as it demonstrates the conflict between the people and the country that they are living in. Cry the beloved country is…

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