Why did Kumalo appear to be ill when Jarvis opened the door?
Kumalo goes to Mr. Jarvis’ house to confess that it was his son, Absalom, who killed Arthur Jarvis. His grief and shame at his son’s actions have debilitated him (sapped him of strength). This is why Kumalo appears to be ill.
Why did Dubauwoodnt Kumalo ask Msimangu to walk instead of taking a bus?
Why did Dubauwoodnt Kumalo ask Msimangu to walk instead of taking a bus? The natives were protesting by not riding the buses because the price on there tickets went up.
Why was Kumalo not transferred?
Kumalo is not transferred because of the letter that James Jarvis sent back about helping them build a new church and that his wife suffered before their son died. Kumalo goes to the mountain because he is in emotional destress over his son Absalom’s hanging.
Who knocks at the door when Jarvis is alone at the house?
Jarvis’s favorite nieces, Barbara Smith. While the women go into town, Jarvis stays behind to read the newspaper’s reports on crime and the gold rush. There is a knock at the door, and when Jarvis opens it, he is surprised to see a frail black parson in tattered clothes.
What is the main idea of Cry the Beloved Country?
The Tension Between Urban and Rural Society Alan Paton uses the conflict between urban and rural society and the various qualities they represent as a major theme of the novel. For Paton, rural life is best exemplified by Stephen Kumalo and his personality, while urban life is best exemplified by John Kumalo.
What is the climax of Cry the Beloved Country?
The climax takes place when Stephen Kumalo gets to know that his son killed a white man. He knows that it means the death penalty and that there is no chance anymore to restore his family. Kumalo sees the danger of the city and helps the girl and Gertrude’s son to start a new life outside of the city, in the country.
What is the message of Cry the Beloved Country?
MESSAGE OF `CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY’ STILL POWERFUL. “Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply . . . for fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.”
Who shot Arthur Jarvis?