As soon as Kumalo is in the outside world, there is a significant change in his actions. Whereas in his own community he would never think of deceiving anyone, on the train he tries to give the impression that he has traveled often to various parts of the country. But after implying this, he feels the need to turn to his Bible for consolation. In this act, we see that as Kumalo ventures into a new and strange world, he takes strength from his Bible, which represents for him the old world of true values. In a larger view of the novel, this chapter then is the beginning of a journey that will carry Kumalo through all types of new and different experiences. As old as he is, we will watch him develop new insights into the nature of life and society. One of the dominant motifs throughout the novel is that of the fears each character feels in various
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.