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The book Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a book about protest and disorder of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy apartheid The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can stop mutual terror and hostility and bring reform and hope to a small tribe of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole The Bible and the Christianity are very strong in this book besides several characters and parts of the book evocate stories of the New Testament Thus Alan Paton as a reformer and author of Cry the Beloved Country gives the people of South Africa a kind of new modern Bible where like Christ he teaches to love your brother as well as yourself in order to help whites and blacks overcome the fear and misunderstanding of each other The problems between the whites and the blacks can only be solved when both groups will stop desiring power money and landand instead want the good of their country The language of the book shows from the very beginning that it is of a sacred nature All of the first chapter makes the land so important so sacred Also a bit further The great valley of Umzimkulu is still in darkness but the light will come there Ndotcheni is still in darkness but the light will come there also Descriptions are very repetitive and symbols such as light and darkness carry on coming throughout the book Arthur Jarvis can represent the Christ He is a white reformer who fights for the rights of blacks Like Christ he is very philanthropic and wants to pursue his aims at all costs Also his wifes name is Mary which reminds us of the mother of Christ Jarvis is one man who is not fighting only for himself but for the whole country His friend Harrison says Here Arthur Jarvis was day to day on a kind
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