Biblical Allusions

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Absalom had asked that his unborn child be named Peter if it is a son. To me, the name acts as a reference to Peter in the Bible, who haad gained true repentance. This signifies that by naming his unborn son Peter, Absalom will have gained true repentance, showing a positive side to this ending.

Absalom had asked that his unborn child be named Peter if it is a son. To me, the name acts as a reference to Peter in the Bible, who haad gained true repentance. This signifies that by naming his unborn son Peter, Absalom will have gained true repentance, showing a positive side to this ending.

Johannesburg is similar to the world, holding us back from automaticly achieving the goal, the hill (Heaven)

Johannesburg is similar to the world, holding us back from automaticly achieving the goal, the hill (Heaven)

The relationship between Absalom and Kumalo are very closely related to the story and relationship of Absalom and King David.

The relationship between Absalom and Kumalo are very closely related to the story and relationship of Absalom and King David.

King David is Absolom's father who felt Grief for his son's death, even though he betrayed David. This is similar to Kumalo, who was Absalom's father and felt much grief over absolom's death, though he was guilty

King David is Absolom's father who felt Grief for his son's death, even though he betrayed David. This is similar to Kumalo, who was Absalom's father and felt much grief over absolom's death, though he was guilty

The hill mentioned in the first chapter can have some realtion to Heaven, while the valley can have relation to our world. As mentioned in the last chapters, Kumalo has to go up a very tracherous path to get to the top of the hill. In the Bible, it is mentioned that the path to heaven will not be the easiest route.

The hill mentioned in the first chapter can have some realtion to Heaven, while the valley can have relation to our world. As mentioned in the last chapters, Kumalo has to go up a very tracherous path to get to the top of the hill. In the Bible, it is mentioned that the path to heaven will not be the easiest route.

Job was very patient and waited even though satan had taken everything away ftom him. In rhw same way, both Kumalo and Jarvis have had to remain patient, even though they had both lost people very dear to them.

Job was very patient and waited even though satan had taken everything away ftom him. In rhw same way, both Kumalo and Jarvis have had to remain patient, even though they had both lost people very dear to them.

John kumalo was similar to John the Baptist in that both are big speakers of their beleifs. Both also had others accompanying them and liistening to what they said.

John kumalo was similar to John the Baptist in that both are big speakers of their beleifs. Both also had others accompanying them and liistening to what they said.

Gertrude chose to stay in Johannesburg, much like Lot's wife chose to stay back in Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible.

Gertrude chose to stay in Johannesburg, much like Lot's wife chose to stay back in Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible.

The society, as a force, can be compared to  The Pharisees of Biblical times, in which, The society was against the "taxiing" of natives to different locations by whites, and the Pharisees were against the teachings of Jesus.  They believed they were  "false claims."

The society, as a force, can be compared to The Pharisees of Biblical times, in which, The society was against the "taxiing" of natives to different locations by whites, and the Pharisees were against the teachings of Jesus. They believed they were "false claims."

Much like the Faith of Stephen Kumalo's, in the Bible, Stephen's faith is strong.Stephen had even held his faith through his untimely death by stoning.

Much like the Faith of Stephen Kumalo's, in the Bible, Stephen's faith is strong.Stephen had even held his faith through his untimely death by stoning.