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Cry, the Beloved Country Book I STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS Directions: Answer in complete sentences. Be specific, do not use excessive pronouns. Chapters 1 - 5 1. Paragraphs two and three in Chapter 1 sharply contrast. Explain the significance of these two paragraphs in terms of the novel's central theme. (Come back to this later if you can't answer it at first.) Paragraph two is talking about nice, kept up land that the whites live on. Paragraph three is talking about the natives land that is worn down and burnt. This relates to the central theme because the white mans land is protected while the natives land is overtaken and controlled. The natives are not protected and they are dominated by the white men. 2. Identify Stephen, John, and Gertrude. - Stephen is a Reverend and the protagonist of the story. He has a strong faith and is very humble - John is Stephen’s little brother. He owns a store in Johannesburg and enjoys speaking out on rights for African Americans. He is selfish and loves the spotlight to be on him. - Gertrude is Stephens little sister. She was abandoned by her husband and never returned from Johannesburg after going to look for him. 3. "Once such a thing is opened, it cannot be shut again." Explain. Stephen says this when opening the letter. He says this because he knows that the contents of that letter are so important and that he will ever be able to forget about what it says. 4. Why did Stephen Kumalo go to Johannesburg? Stephen went to Johannesburg because he received a letter that his sister, Gertrude, was not doing well. He also wanted to find his brother and son that moved to Johannesburg and hadn’t returned
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5. "The lights . . . fall . . . on the grass and stones of a country that sleeps." Explain the
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  • Fall '19
  • White people, Sibling, Stephen Kumalo, Dubauwoodnt Kumalo

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