Compare and contrast Stephen and John Kumalo in Cry, the Beloved Country.

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Stephen and John are brothers, so they share a common upbringing in addition to both being black men living during apartheid in South Africa. Beyond that, they are quite different people. John is a worldly man who is both selfish and incredibly corrupt. This corruption is made worse by the fact that John is able to sell so many people on the notion that he is working hard for their rights. The reality is that John doesn't care about those people. John cares about being in the spotlight and gaining himself more power and recognition:

There are some men who long for martyrdom, there are those who know that to go to prison would bring greatness to them, these are those who would go to prison not caring if it brought greatness or not. But John Kumalo is not one of them. There is no applause in prison.

Stephen is a far different man. His Christian faith is central to his character. He is humble, hard working, and quite selfless. His honesty and moral fiber prevent him from ever considering to...

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