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The Inequalities between White People and Black Africans in “Cry the Beloved Country”

4 pages | 850 words

The book "Cry the Beloved Country" by Paton is a classic work of South African literature that highlights the severe societal problems caused by apartheid. The book tells the story of Stephen Kumalo, a black African priest, who goes to Johannesburg in search of his sister and his son. There he meets with many problems caused by social injustice and racial inequality. The book also features Absalom Kumalo, Stephen's son, who is accused of murdering a white man and is sentenced to death even though he did not commit the crime. The book shows how social injustice and racial discrimination affect the lives of Stephen and his family.

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Night and Cry, the Beloved Country: A Comparison of Social Breakdown and Racial Injustice

2 pages | 470 words

The novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, portrays the social breakdown and racial injustice in the society, while Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, is a modern classic that bears protest. The novels have different settings: Night is set in the Nazi concentration camps, while Cry, the Beloved Country is set in the townships of Johannesburg during the Apartheid regime. Both novels highlight the struggles of black people against white people.

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