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Essay | Selected Themes from Cry, the Beloved Country.

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Selected Themes from Cry, the Beloved Country.

Summary: Racial divide in South Africa occured during the era of colonialism. The book written By Alan Paton it tells of a tragic story of a young man who was sentenced to death by hanging for a crime he did not intend to commit. In a country where justice is granted to whites and blacks have none illustates a tragedy which befell on this young man that his father, a pastor, faced great difficulty in bearing the thoughts of losing his son.

Although set in South Africa, Cry the Beloved Country has themes that

have permanent and universal interests. These are themes of crime and punishment,

the human cost of power and wealth, and division and reconciliation.

The underlying cause of crime in Johannesburg is rural-urban migration.

The aborigines had small farmlands which are arid and dry making it difficult for them to

cultivate any food crop the popular one being maize. The white farmers on the other

hand, had large acres and fertile farmlands making it possible for them to grow different

kinds of crops. They had farming equipments such as the tractor which the black folks

lacked or haven't even seen one before. In the harsh conditions of the weather, where

there is little or no rain, their state of affairs worsens. The white farmers really do not

suffer since their scale of...

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