"Cry, The Beloved Country" Book Review by Master Researcher

"Cry, The Beloved Country"
Analyzes Alan Paton's book about apartheid-era South Africa.
# 39568 | 650 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 10, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper is an overview of the characters, events and attitudes that help shape Kumalo's personality in the book, "Cry, The Beloved Country" by Alan Paton. The paper discusses how the basic element of this book is racial injustice and how one man's struggle to change the system leads him to become a social activist himself.

From the Paper:

"In the book 'Cry, the Beloved Country' the author emphasizes largely on reuniting long lost family members who have been separated through migration to Johannesburg. The main character of this novel is Kumalo, whose primary concern is to reunite his family by finding his sister Gertrude and son Absalom and bringing them back to where he lives, Ixopo. Broken family ties is one of the major themes in this book, the author uses Kumalo and his broken family ties to illustrate this to us and develops his plot by throwing light on family life in South Africa. Paton also uses the literary work of Arthur Jarvis, who worked for the social justice in South Africa, to show us that it's important to unite the country as one unit than to unite different ethnic communities."

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