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Cry, the Beloved Country is told through a third-person omniscient point of view. The novel's point of view shifts from the character of Rev. Stephen Kumalo, for example, to other characters and includes wide-ranging descriptions of setting. This shifting perspective reinforces the idea that there is never one point of view regarding events.
Cry, the Beloved Country is told in the past tense.
The novel's title Cry, the Beloved Country consists of two parts separated by a comma. The first word, cry, is a command that suggests deep sorrow. The term beloved country refers to South Africa, the scene of the novel's action. Again, the descriptor beloved suggests deep affection. The title indicates a love for a country torn by the hatred of racism.
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