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Unformatted text preview: His love of the land matches that shown earlier by Stephen. The land was his father's before him. This is the place where he was born and grew up, where he married and fathered a son, and where the son grew up. Jarvis is a decent man, if limited, and has some decent feelings for both the people and the land itself. In fact, he is a fairly close parallel to Stephen. Both come from the same region, and both are simple, honest men who are not (at least at the start) aware of how severely things have broken down and how drastic the situation has become. Both are happily married and have one son whom they love very much. And now both men are confronted by the same tragedy. Chapter 19 marks the start of James Jarvis' education. In many ways it parallels Stephen's education, for both men learn about the problems of Johannesburg from having those problems...
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- Fall '09