Cry the Beloved Country Quotes Essay

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Choose 3 quotes and write a detailed, analytical response for each. Be unprepared and suffer “Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arrival. When the story threatens, a man is afraid for his house. But when the house is destroyed, there is something to do. About a story he can do nothing, but he can rebuild a house.”This quote refers to how we can always heal from the wounds people give us and from our sorrows but fear, it’s harder to overcome it. Before that quote, Father Vincent told Kumalo that his “anxiety will turn to fear and fear will turn to sorry but sorry is better than fear. For fear impoverishes always, while sorrow may enrich.” In this book, it’s all about the journey of fear and how Kumalo is always fearing the worst that might happen. By creating new relationships on his journey, it seems that Kumalo is starting over and is creating a new life in Nndotcheni. Although his journey was also filled with sorrow, his life gets better and although he had no control over what’s happening, things got better for him and in this quote, the storm is referred to the journey Kumalo went through while the house that was destroyed refers to all the bad news and bad experiences Kumalo had experienced in Nndotcheni. Usually after a storm, everything will be a chaos. But no one can do anything about the storm but they can prepare themselves and fix the damage after it. Fix it before it gets worse “The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again.” This quote states that if something is broken, it’s not a tragedy but if it’s not fixed or can’t be fixed again, that’s the tragedy. This means that the white men were afraid that the blacks will gain knowledge and rebel against them. There was a lot of injustice in Africa and the injustices have not been eliminated

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