The Role Of Silence In Purple Hibiscus

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Silence plays a significant role in Adichie’s novel “Purple Hibiscus” this is prevalent through the relationship Kambili has with her immediate and extended family. Throughout the novel one can identify how kambilis relationship with her family develops, when this occurs one notices the function that silence has, this in turn represents the maturity and the development of character through the use of language and the different forms silence.

At the beginning of the novel silence represents suffering, punishment and oppression, this is shown through how Kambili is unable to speak without stuttering or coughing this shows that kambillis repression manifests itself in a loss of words as well as the fact that Kambili and her brother, Jaja communicate through their eyes, she believes they speak a special language with their eyes sharing thoughts
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Silence plays a significant role in Adichie’s novel “Purple Hibiscus” this is prevalent through the relationship Kambili has with her immediate and extended family. Throughout the novel one can identify how kambilis relationship with her family develops, when this occurs one notices the function that silence has, this in turn represents the maturity and the development of character through the use of language and the different forms silence.

At the beginning of the novel silence represents suffering, punishment and oppression, this is shown through how Kambili is unable to speak without stuttering or coughing this shows that kambillis repression manifests itself in a loss of words as well as the fact that Kambili and her brother, Jaja communicate through their eyes, she believes they speak a special language with their eyes sharing thoughts that can't be spoken out loud these thoughts are a representation of oppressive

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