The courtroom is the setting of one of the most pivotal moments during the novel. It is where Absalom is accused guilty of murder and sentenced to death. His death affected many others within the book. "The judge sits, and then his two assessors, and then the people; and the three accused are brought from the place under the Court."
"...they could hear the rain rushing across the fields. In a moment it was drumming on the iron roof, with a deafening noise that made all conversation impossible." The church of Stephen Kumalo was a quaint, humble little building that provided little in physical comforts, but instead offered a place to rest the soul, to hear the word of god.