Effect of apartheid on families: How did the economic and social status of Mark’s and other families affect their relationship with each other? Consider parent-child as well as sibling relationships.
Effect of apartheid on black solidarity: How did black police, government officials, even other residents of the township act out in ways that undermine the strength of the community?
Role of his Father: How did his encouragement of traditional tribal ways and values affect Mark’s development?
Role of his Mother: How did her encouragement of self confidence and new values affect Mark’s development?