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The drought that covers the land in Chapter 30 becomes a symbol for the drought of the spirit as wel

The drought that covers the land in Chapter 30 becomes a symbol for the drought of the spirit as wel

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The drought that covers the land in Chapter 30 becomes a symbol for the drought of the spirit as well  as of the land. Rain and water are traditional symbols of birth, purification, and love. Conversely, the  absence of water and the absence of rain must be regarded as symbolic of death, or a withdrawal of  love. T. S. Eliot, in  The Waste Land,  utilized these symbols. Also William Faulkner, in a story called  "Dry September," used the drought of nature as a symbol of the inner drought of a group of Southern  townspeople that drives them to lynch an innocent black man. This chapter contains the return from the quest. Earlier it was suggested that Kumalo's trip to the city  could be viewed in terms of a quest. Now with his return from this quest or journey, which some may 
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