Answer to Question #196627 in English for kingsley

Question #196627
The different set of beliefs of makhulu mamkwayi and her mother is central to the main conflict in the story.write a paragraph in which you discuss the conflict and how it is resolved
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2021-05-24T15:46:02-0400

In the text “Man Lands on The Moon” by Sindiwe Magona, the dominant conflict in the story manifests in Makhulu Mamkwayi’s set of beliefs which differ from her mother’s. Makhulu is the main character in the story and the story’s setting entails her old self narrating the happenings of her past. Makhulu’s beliefs were rooted in culture and she dismissed the white man’s standpoint on many issues such as Christianity. She held the belief that whole villages existed below the rivers and dams and had experienced the marvels of the underworld in an encounter with her cousin as she crossed the river towards home one evening. Her dead cousin had appeared to her by the river and requested her to bring her clothes and most importantly, save her from the spiritual ritual, isithunzela, which would convert her into a zombie thus silencing her forever. She considered the white man’s news that a man had successfully walked on the moon a hoax. Contrastingly, her mother trusted the white man’s narratives and was in fact a new convert, igqobhoka. She believes the narrative fronted that a man had walked on the moon and disregards Makhulu’s story about her encounter with Yolisa, claiming Yolisa is dead and buried. In the end, Makhulu, in her old age, still regrets not being able to save her cousin and presumes she was eventually turned into a zombie. She outrageously blames her mother for not being able to redeem Yolisa and for believing without proof that a man had indeed walked on the moon. 


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