Unformatted text preview: His grandson, too, has begun to learn and to understand the Africans, both their language and their problems. With the example of his grandfather and the deeds of his father, it seems likely that he will grow up with a new set of principles; what Arthur Jarvis started is beginning to show results. The letters Kumalo receives contrast to the events transpiring in his own home town. The letters bring distressing news of death, but in contrast the valley is presently receiving help from Mr. Jarvis. The uselessness of the chief is shown by the fact that when he sees the surveyor planting sticks in the ground, he orders his men to also plant some sticks. They are rather comic figures in comparison with the good Jarvis and Kumalo. While Jarvis is in the valley, it begins to rain. As noted in an earlier commentary, the beginning of the rain can be seen as a symbol of the renewed hopes and rebirth of the valley. Jarvis is trapped in the rain can be seen as a symbol of the renewed hopes and rebirth of the valley....
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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.
- Fall '09