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Stephen Kumalos Traits In Alan Patons novel Cry the Beloved Country Kumalo is the main character Kumalo grew up in a small village and as he journeys out to Johannesburg his personality is exposed when he interacts with other characters Some traits that come out are his morality naivet and at times his wickedness Ndotsheni made Kumalo who he is because of how he acts in contrast with those people who live in Johannesburg Kumalo is a caring trusting old-fashion man but he is also a man with many faults Like every human Kumalo often becomes angry with other people and hurts them When Kumalo dares to venture into the big city his naivety of the greater world beyond his village is manifested When Kumalo is on the train traveling to Ndotsheni he sees a little town and asks if that is Johannesburg but the others in the train just laugh at him Kumalo is nave because he has never ventured out of Ndotsheni and when he sees a little liveliness he thinks that that must be a big city Once Kumalo steps foot in Johannesburg however the reality hits him that he has led a very sheltered life Innovations brought by the Europeans to Africa such as the toilet and streetlights are things that Kumalo has never seen before in his life and they scare him Kumalos naivet contributes to the fear and confusions he feels his first days in the city because he led a primitive life in his village After Kumalo steps off of the train a young man volunteers to purchase a bus ticket for Stephen he does not have to wait in line Kumalo gives him the money trusting he would get the ticket for him but the young man does not return Due to Kumalos naivet he is cheated out of his money When he leaves Johannesburg he is a different man and is no longer nave to
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