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Essay | A Comparison of Country and City Life in Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country

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A Comparison of Country and City Life in Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country

Summary: In his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton portrays contrasts country and city life in South Africa during the 1940s. The country life is represented by Ndotsheni, a collection of agricultural tribal communities; while the city life is represented by Johannesburg, a modern industrial city with an economy based on gold-mining. While the two areas were separated then by a day's train ride, the differences between them are like night and day.
The country and the city life depicted in Alan Paton's novel Cry, The Beloved Country portray two different aspects of life in South Africa in the later half of the 1940's. The country life in the book is Ndotsheni and the city life is Johannesburg. Neither country life or city life would be considered perfect. Both living areas enjoyed positive aspects and negative drawbacks. The country was looked at as the backward part of South Africa, and the city was looked at as the advanced part of South Africa. For the most part though people living in the country would rater stay in the country, and those who make their living in the city would rather live there. These two parts of the country were only separated by a day's worth of travel on train rides...

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