Cliffs notes on Paton's Cry, the beloved country
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals and and respect and the new with its lack of values and order -- this study guide explores a novel of social protest through character analyses and critical essays. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Profile of the author Alan Paton's life and work Historical background of the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s Character web and in-depth analyses of the major roles Summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the book Review questions and suggestions for theme topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Life and Background of the Author
Introduction to the Novel
A Historical Introduction to the Novel
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Absalom Kumalo Absalom's child actions Alexandra anger and grief Anglican apartheid Arthur Jarvis Asians attitudes autobiography Beloved Country boys British brother Cape characters church CliffsNotes coloureds Commentary Diepkloof Dutch English ethnic example farms film Gertrude helping Stephen interpolated chapter Ixopo James Jarvis Jan Hofmeyr Johannes Pafuri Johannesburg John Harrison John Kumalo Journey Continued Khoi Khoikhoi killed land language later literary Lithebe living Mission House mountain murder Natal Nationalists native African native black Ndotsheni Nelson Mandela non-whites novel Orange Free Party Paton phrases Pietermaritzburg police prison racial reader reformatory represents revealed rural scene Scribner's search for Absalom Shanty Town son's Sophiatown South Africa Soweto Stephen and James Stephen and Msimangu Stephen Kumalo story style theme Theophilus Msimangu tion tragedy Transvaal tribal tribal chief umfundisi Union of South wife words writing Xhosa young white Zulu