Cry, the Beloved Country

Chapter 24

why does Jarvis begin to leave, but then return and read again? What does this tell about his attitude?

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Jarvis is shocked and upset by his son's words, and he's unable to continue, so he walks away. He begins to read again because he is compelled to understand his son's words and the conflict within them. In reading his son's words, Jarvis is forced to question what he has taught his son, and the truth of the things he does not understand because he's never experienced them. He is as naive, as his son once was.


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