Cry, the Beloved Country Study Guide

Written to accompany South African author Alan Paton’s 1948 profoundly moving novel, this literature study guide by Sabrina Justison helps you get the most out of Cry, the Beloved Country. Literature study guides from inspire students rather than tire them with busywork that kills the story.

Instead of attempting to examine every element of a book on the first reading, our study guides choose two or three respected literary devices and use each as a focal point.

Our guides are easy to adapt for use at an

Average High School,

College Prep or

Honors level

Cry, the Beloved Country Study Guide

focuses on the following literary devices:

  • themes
  • motifs

The suggested writing assignments

  • examine the relationships between fathers and sons
  • encourage inferential reading skills as students evaluate the impact of ignorance on society

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

Cry, the Beloved Country Study Guide

is EBook curriculum complete with

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • discussion questions by chapter
  • suggested writing assignments
  • supplemental activity suggestions 
  • answer key

This product downloads as two separate PDF files. One file is intended for student use. This document contains fillable fields so students can type their answers directly into the guide. The other document is the answer key, intended for the parent.

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