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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country


by Alan Paton

Arthur Jarvis's Study

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Between his portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his picture of the great South African estate at Vergelegen, Arthur Jarvis's study contains a ton of symbolism. But because his study is the only way we get to know Arthur's character in the novel (since he only enters the story as a memory after he has already been shot), we suggest that you go over to our "Character Analysis" of Arthur to find out more about what his study represents in the novel.

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