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Struggle For Education In Kaffir Boy Mark Johannes Mathabanes mother strives to send him to school She does not let anything get in the way of her ambition Even though her husband disapproves she will not let anything get in her way but now her desires for her son to be educated are stronger Her courage speaks louder than the consequences she will face with her husband It seems as though her husband is dealing with a great amount of jealously A jealously that will decipher Johanness decision about school Did you hear what that woman said Do you want the same to happen to you A statement and question raised by his mother to show Johannes the importance of an education They finally did But what a battle it was it took me nearly a year to get all them papers together Since it took his mother so long to get everything together there was no way she was going to let everything she worked so hard for go down the drain Even though Johanness mother and father were from different tribes that did not stop her from putting her son in school Your father and I fought today because I took you to school this morning Johanness mother expresses her courage throughout the story He had told me not to and when I told him that I had he became very upset He was drunk We started arguing and one thing let to another She shows her courage by disobeying her husbands orders Unlike her husband she wants Johannes to have a future and getting an education is the only way for a future Being beaten was the consequence of disobeying her husband but the beating how no effect for Johanness mother wanted to see her son succeed in the world Johanness father seems to be jealous that his own son may have a chance to be educated He says he doesnt
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