Setting Arthur Jarvis’ house James Jarvis is reading “Private Essay on the Evolution of a South African” which Arthur wrote.
Language Narration Shows Jarvis’s thoughts through the whole chapter Includes a passage from “Private Essay on the Evolution of a South African” which Arthur wrote. The word “here” is repeated several times in the second paragraph of the chapter.
Themes Patriotism “Therefore I shall devote myself, my time, my energy, my talents, to the service of South Africa” (p. 208)
Motifs Abraham Lincoln- The books and pictures Crying “For a moment he felt something almost like anger, but he wiped his eyes with his fingers and shook it from him.” (p. 207)
Motifs Cont. Death “ I do not wish to live like that, I would rather die than live like that. I understand better those who have died for their convictions, and have not thought it was wonderful or brave or noble to die. They died rather than live, that was all”
Discussion Questions Why do you think Jarvis keeps going through Arthur’s table drawers and reading what he has written and invitations that he received? Why do you think Jarvis avoided the bloodstained floor when he was leaving Arthur’s house at the end of the chapter?