Answer to Question #200453 in English for Cathrine

Question #200453

The different set of beliefs of Makhulu Mankwayi and her mother is central to the main conflict in the story .write a paragraph in which your discuss the conflict and how it is resolved

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In the text “Man Lands on The Moon” by Sindiwe Magona, the different set of beliefs of Makhulu and her mother is central to the main conflict in the story. Makhulu, the main character of the story, believes in her traditional culture and dismisses the White man's beliefs, including Christianity. She believes villages exist below the waters way before she encounters her deceased cousin, Yolisa. She meets with Yolis on evening by the river on her way home who asks her to redeem her from isithunzela,, a spiritual ritual that coverts the dead into zombies thus silencing them forever. Makhulu does not believed a man successfully walked on the moon. as she cannot prove it. Her mother, n the other hand, does not believe in the traditions. She dismisses her daughter's narrative that she indeed saw and talked to Yolisa, claiming Yolisa is dead. She is a new convert and believes the White man's standpoints, including the fact that a man walked on the moon. In the story's ending, Makhulu bears regret for not being able to save Yolisa, whom she assumes was turned into a zombie and therefore silenced forever. She blames her mother for not agreeing to save Yolisa and for blindly believing that a man walked on the moon.

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