Age of Iron

Who is the antagonist in Age of Iron by J. M. Coetzee?

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There are actually two antagonists in the novel and neither is a character. The first antagonist, is the cancer spreading through Mrs. Curren's body..... an illness that fills her with a sense of urgency to stand up for what she believes in. The other antagonist, apartheid, is the cancer found within Mrs. Curren's homeland...... South Africa.

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