English Period D
Cry, the Beloved Country Essay
opposites in the Bible. Absalom is a traitor to his father,
David. Stephen becomes the first martyr for the Christian
persecution of Christians.
Absalom of the Bible, because Absalom Kumalo?s life
paralleled Absalom of the Bible. Absalom Kumalo was
sentenced to death for his wrong doings, as was Absalom
from the Bible. Although Kumalo and biblical Absalom have
done different evils, they were both punished equally. Their
deaths also brought sorrow to both of their fathers.
the Bible, because they both were religious and fought for
took religious matters as a way of life. Even though Stephen
Kumalo wasn?t murdered, he was still persecuted because of
world of evil was Johannesburg, and biblical Stephen?s
world of evil was the Grecians.
Paton seemed to have many parallel characters in his
novel, even he had a parallel in the story. Absalom and
Stephen were another pair of characters who were parallels
Paton did believe in the Bible to model his fictional characters
from them. I think it?s very interesting that Paton used
parallel characters from the Bible.