Alan Paton wrote Cry, the Beloved Country during his tenure as the principal at the Diepkloof Reformatory for delinquent African boys. He started writing the novel in Trondheim, Norway in September of 1946 and finished it in San Francisco on Christmas Eve of that same year. TONI MORRISON Beloved I will call them my people, which were not my people; And her beloved, which was not beloved. ROMANS 9:25 ONE 124 WAS SPITEFUL. Full of a baby’s venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children. For years each put up with the spite in his own way, but by 1873 Sethe and her daughter Denver were its only victims.
About Cry, the Beloved Country Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List In 1652, the Dutch East India Company set up a supply post near the Cape of Good Hope to supply the crews of its ships with fresh meat, fruit, and vegetables to reduce the amount of illness on shipboard, particularly scurvy. Beloved into her home, believing she is the daughter killed out of love and protection so many years before. Beloved becomes a haunting figure that feeds off of the lives of those around her. She becomes “a catalyst for Paul D’s recollection of his past” (Barnett 420). Paul D has, like Sethe, struggled under the harsh conditions of slavery.