One of the main problems presented in the novel is that of lawlessness and civil disobedience. The people live in fear because there is so much lawlessness, and they have no knowledge of what terrible event will occur next. The people are no longer able to enjoy the beauties of nature. Because of fear, man is left in a desperate plight.Many voices are heard: one person demands more police to protect the whites from theft, muggings, and murder; one says that the way to prevent African crime is to give the Africans a worthwhile way of life, with decent education, that increased police protection is no long-term answer to the problem; one insists that more education would decrease juvenile delinquency, and another argues that more education would only mean cleverer criminals; one says that stricter enforcement of the pass laws is
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