Cry The Beloved Country
Discussion Guide Chapters 8-13
Terms in this set (25)
Why is the government afraid of Dubula?
Does not fear consequences
What historical figure do you think Dubula might represent?
What parable relates to the story Msimangu tells on page 76
Why do people move to Johannesburg?
To find work, get away
Why do people rent their rooms to strangers
Why do strangers get evicted?
What are the options for those who don't have houses?
Put name on a list
What is Dubula's solution
Make own houses in Orlando
How does life in the city compare to life in the country?
Equally as poor, but country has a unity that the city does not
What happens to the child with the cough?
Absalom's girlfriend's past
Mother alchoholic, father left, brothers criminals, has had 3 previous husbands, stepfather didn't understand
Why does Msimangu try to discourage Stephen from showing compassion?
Hopless case, doesn't know girl's past
Example of forgiveness
I am weak and selfish, the only good thing in me is God
Decay of Urbanization
Values and skills passed down from generation to generation in tribes.. Not the case in cities because there isn't a unity
What is Stephen's great fear?
Absalom killed Arthur
What effect does Stephen's fear have on his faith?
Feels forsaken, can't pray
What is ruling the land?
Fear of others
Solutions to Native Crime
Result of fear?
Significance of title
Cry for the future generations to come
What plan does Stephen have for when he returns to Ndotsheni?
Rebuilding education and school
What does Stephen see at Ezenzeleni that gives him hope?
White men helping black blind men.
Compare Msimangu's voice to John's
Msimangu- Voice of gold- People moved
John- Voice of a Bull- People scared
What does the government think of Msimangu?
Points people to heaven- Like him
What does the government think of John
Trying to lead a revolution- Does not like