Cry, the Beloved Country

what are the contrasting images presented by alan paton in chapter 1?


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The narrator first presents the image below;

"These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. The road climbs seven miles into them, to Carisbrooke; and from there, if there is no mist, you look down on one of the fairest valleys of Africa."

The narrator's contrasting/opposite image can be found below;

"The great red hills stand desolate, and the earth has been torn away like flesh…. The dead streams come to life, full of the red blood of the earth."


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