Essays Tagged: "Kumalo"

"Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton

the trials and hardships the blacks went through then. Cry, is a story about a Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and how he sets out to bring his family back together. While he sets out about doing this he ... ily is completely in the shambles and his family has strayed from the church and tribal traditions. Kumalo eventually learns to deal with this and while he is doing this, he makes a friend, James Jarv ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Cry, the Beloved Country", by Alan Paton. Stimulates a Change

label, Paton indicates that these evilsare universal and fundamental within human nature.As Stephen Kumalo searches for his son, Absalom, Paton has several events befall ontoKumalo in order to represe ... in order to represent the harsh society that many of the blacks live in. The first eventoccurs when Kumalo arrives in Johannesburg, afraid from the stories that he has heard, he puts histrust in anoth ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Cry, the Beloved Country", written by Alan Paton.

g the state of racial affairs in South Africa, the novel shows the story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his search in Johannesburg for his son, who is accused of murdering the white social refo ... oved Country with a description of the land surrounding Ixopo, the village where the pastor Stephen Kumalo lives. Paton establishes this as a rural and isolated area, which is important to develop the ...

(8 pages) 83 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Cry the Beloved Country, "Biblical Influence". Discusses themes of hope, forgiveness and suffering, along with Kumalo's reactions based on his background. Good quotes included.

y and eternal. To be able to forgive someone, one must know what it is like to need to be forgiven. Kumalo knows what is like to forgive, "Who am I not to forgive?" (61), and once he returns to Ndotsh ... I not to forgive?" (61), and once he returns to Ndotsheni, he needs forgiveness. Jarvis is aware of Kumalo's guilt over the "inkosikazi's" illness and by saying to Kumalo, "You should know that my wif ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis tied to a theme in Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Onto his village, Kumalo imparts the sense of spirituality and his occupation is that of minister; his journey into Jo ... o fights for justice must himself be cleansed and purified, that love is greater than force" (246). Kumalo warns that those who attempt to do good deeds but have even the slightest taint of evil withi ... hanging the reasons for which the separation was encouraged and enforced. When a small boy comes to Kumalo for tutoring, he enjoys his presence for a long time but when the boy must finally leave, Kum ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Urban Society: The Cause of Native Corruption

iety was simply stealing people from their homes. In Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, Stephen Kumalo, the priest of Ndotsheni, is one such elder. He has lost his brother, his sister, his son, an ... son, and two nephews to Johannesburg. After receiving a letter telling him that his sister is ill, Kumalo decides to travel to the great city in hopes of bringing his family back to their home. Howev ...

(5 pages) 27 0 2.3 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fear's Effect

however, it is each person's fear which causes conflict by altering their judgment of others. From Kumalo's point of view, it is easier to comprehend the growing racial and economic divisions taking ... lo the bottle is full and upright, and the glass empty. And there goes the bottle over again." (17) Kumalo's conceptions about Johannesburg provide a clear and translucent perspective on the economic ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Cry, The Beloved Country

d justice. Alan Paton expressed a situation in which the factor of color seemed vacant. When Kumalo was in the mission house, he observed that the "black and white priests are eating together"& ... whites could co-exist peacefully. The relationship that developed between James Jarvis and Stephen Kumalo was another Paton's idea of what needed to come about in order to revitalize the desolater la ...

(3 pages) 602 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Lesson Before Dying

rthur. "Inkosana," as the little boy is called, rode his horse to the parson's house, Stephen Kumalo. After asking for a glass of milk, Kumalo explains to the boy that they don't have milk becau ... eaves, solemnly. Not too much later that day, a messenger carries a letter from Jarvis addressed to Kumalo. The messenger reported that the child had rode up again, mentioned the child of Kuluse, and ...

(5 pages) 1291 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How to kill people

heir child's life, as a result of this the children make bad decisions and get into trouble. Kumalo is too concerned with his own life to get involved with Absolom's. When he does try to save h ... n life to get involved with Absolom's. When he does try to save him, it is too late. For many years Kumalo had been peacefully living with his wife and not really giving Absolom a second thought. He w ...

(5 pages) 719 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cry The Beloved Country

ts can be hopeful or promising, while others can prove to be a tragedy or a disappointment. Stephen Kumalo experienced frequent hardships, tragedies and disappointments during his journey. However, St ... disappointments during his journey. However, Stephen Kumalo Journey was a success. To label Kumalo as a failure would be wrong. The real failures were Absalom (his son) and Gertrude (his siste ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fear, Injustice and Family in Cry, the Beloved Country

of inequality and injustice that will roam the country and haunt the families it breaks up. Steven Kumalo’s search for Absalom was based on inequalities and racism, which systematically created ... kept, or guarded, or cared for, it nolonger keeps men, guards men, or cares for men. (3)The land of Kumalo’s home, Ndotsheni is like this, exhausted and hostile. This is why most young people lea ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis: Comparing Their Character Development

Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis:Comparing Their Character DevelopmentThis essay will compare the character d ... s:Comparing Their Character DevelopmentThis essay will compare the character development of Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis in Alan Paton’s novel, Cry, The Beloved Country. Even though the two me ... men are of two races, they experience a parallel journey. The first three paragraphs will describe Kumalo’s path of how he tries to find the truth about his son, and then the healing process aft ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Examining the Theme of Fear in "Cry the Beloved Country"

eautifully written paragraphs describing of the natural beauty of the African landscape surrounding Kumalo's village of Ndotsheni. The reader can almost feel the peace, beauty and fullness of the land ... Africa at this dark point in its history.Throughout the novel, Paton uses the protagonist, Stephen Kumalo, to voice the fears felt by the native black South Africans. There are a number that reoccur ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature