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Cry, the Beloved Country | Study Guide

Alan Paton

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Overview

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Author

Alan Paton

Year Published

1948

Type

Novel

Genre

Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

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.

Tense

Cry, the Beloved Country is told in the past tense.

About the Title

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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