Note the variations in style in this chapter. Paton is presenting varied views about the social situation, but he seldom speaks in his own voice. He makes his condemnations, but they occur most often in such terse and effective sentences as: "No second Johannesburg is needed upon the earth. One is enough."In the next chapter, Arthur Jarvis' essay is self-explanatory, but Mr. Jarvis' angry reaction indicates his initial lack of understanding about his son's drives. He is angry that his son should judge him and find fault with him. Part of it is anger at Arthur's impudence, but part seems to be anger at himself, anger at the thought that he failed Arthur because he failed himself and his country. He took too much for granted. He ignored things that might have upset him. What Mr. Jarvis took for granted or ignored, Arthur questioned, investigated, and thought deeply about. It is hard for a father, after
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