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Cry, the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton Paperback
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  • AR Level6.2
  • AR Quiz Number12780
  • AR Quiz Points14
  • AuthorAlan Paton
  • Guided Reading LevelS
  • Page Count320
  • ISBN100743262174
  • ISBN139780743262170
  • PublisherScribner
  • Year Published2003
  • Grade Level9 - 12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectPolitical / legal thriller
  • Lexile Level860
  • ImprintScribner

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Reading Group Discussion Points How isCry, the Beloved Countrypart story, part prophecy, and part psalm? How does the story resemble the biblical parable of the prodigal son? How does it mirror another biblical parable, Absalom? What is the significance of Kumalo's son being named Absalom? Where else does the Bible inform the story?There are many paradoxes in this novel: a priest's son commits murder; a white man who fights for the dignity of South African blacks is senselessly murdered; the father of the murdered son helps the father of the son who murdered to keep a disintegrating native tribe together. How do you reconcile these paradoxes? How do they contribute to the richness of the story? Why might Paton have made this choice?Msimangu says, "I see only one hope for our country, and that is when white men and black men, desiring neither power or money, but desiring only the good of their country, come together to work for it." The book was written in 1948. Some forty-odd years later, has Msimangu's prophecy come to pass? If so, in what ways? If not, why?How does apartheid manifest itself inCry, the Beloved Country? Describe or characterize the separate worlds inhabited by blacks and whites. Where do black and white lives touch?Jarvis is unable to physically comfort Kumalo. Paton writes, "And because he spoke with compassion, the old man wept, and Jarvis sat embarrassed on his horse. Indeed he might have come down from it, but such a thing is not lightly done." But yet, when the people of Ndotsheni are in grave trouble, Jarvis provides milk and irrigation vital to their survival, and later a new church. Why is he capable of one and not the other? Exactly what is it that is not lightly done? How and why does such duality exist? What do you feel about such codes of behavior?Cry, the Beloved Countryis, in part, a story about those who stayed and those who left. What happens to the people who stayed in the tribal villages? What happens to those who left and went to

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