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A Dry White Season

The narrator of A Dry White Season picks up the pieces that Ben has left after his death. Although the narrator, Ben’s long-time friend, initially feels burdened by his charge to tell Ben’s story,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 9:58 pm UTC

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Ben Du Toit represents a minority of white South Africans who took an active role in objecting to the draconian laws of Apartheid that were in place from 1948 to 1994. While some members of this...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

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Suzette and JohanSuzette, being older and more involved in the world, takes her father's actions very poorly. She feels he is humiliating them all and making himself look foolish, perhaps even...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2016 7:24 am UTC

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One way André Brink uses imagery to help the reader better grasp limitations and freedom for the characters in his novel is through his depiction of Ben’s house. You could think about the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 3:41 pm UTC

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In A Dry White Season, a novel by André Brink, there is a climate of fear that affects both the black and parts of the white population in apartheid-era South Africa. This fear influences...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 6:31 am UTC

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I am not entirely certain that Stanley is considered evil in the novel for a couple of reasons. The first would be that Stanley is oppressed under the heel of the South African government. The...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2012 8:06 am UTC

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The novel was banned because it represents a savage indictment of South Africa under apartheid. This was a policy which established the clear separation of the races, and ensured that the country's...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2018 11:38 am UTC

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I think that the most intense theme that comes out of the work is how apartheid is fundamentally unjust. Brink is deliberate in choosing someone as apolitical as Ben to use as the reference point...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 12:10 pm UTC

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Benjamin Du Toit becomes increasingly concerned about Gordon Ngubene after he disappears. Afraid that the police may torture and even kill Gordon if they apprehend him, Ben overcomes his...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2020 7:39 pm UTC

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I think that a case can be made for the narrator being the most important character because, in many respects, the future of a post- Apartheid vision rests with individuals like the narrator....

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 12:03 pm UTC

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The book is explicitly set in South Africa in Johannesburg and in the black township of Soweto. The setting is defined with precision at the beginning of the novel (page 1), where the narrator who...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 10:02 pm UTC

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