Preview of Rayda Jacobs’s ‘The Guilt’.

The narrator unfolds the amazing events in accordance with the setting and plot well and carefully selected.The relevance of the title itself clearly comes out when we are able to conceptualize the kind of Guilt the Whites suffer in relation to the birth of a new and seemingly fairer regime in South Africa.
The Africans,impassive and oblivious of the Whites’ reaction,take merciless advantage of the latter.Previously,Jacobs says,Thhe Whites had relished the glory of ruling their fellow Africans with such racial discrimination,what was later referred to as,Apertheid.Nevertheless,with the formation of a new government,The whites are seized by a pang of conscience that makes them feel inferior and consequently,The africans have made good on this guilt.The Whites feel guilty for Africans’ misery.
Shifting our focus to the events themselves,the narrator brings to our knowledge and attention,a beggar called William.He feigns a letter just so as to receive money from Lilian,and goes further in his exploitative behaviour to insist that he should work for her,what ensues?The man demands for more money because he had worked,but had Lilian compelled him to work or did he do it out of his free will?
The narrator displays an attitude of condemnation,where craftiness is dealt with to the latter.Lilian gathers ample courage and orders the man of the grounds with the help of her dogs and his late husband’s revolver.”that night in bed,the gun in its new place under the pillow where Jock’s head used to be,she cried softly into her hands”:an impeccable ending for such a terrible ordeal faced by Lilian.

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