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    In Purple Hibiscus, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illustrates a story of religion, abuse, and love. Ostensibly, Kambili Achike and her brother, Jaja, live happily in an enormous house with a father that the church regards as higher than God. However, within the walls of the house, Kambili and Jaja are restricted by their authoritative father, who physically punishes his family when he perceives that they have committed a sin. The siblings are unaware of the precarious environment they reside in until they visit their aunt in Nsukka; with the influence of Father Amadi, Aunty Ifeoma, and Papa-Nnukwu, Kambili and Jaja are exposed to new experiences and new possibilities, learning that life is not meant to be lived in fear. Father Amadi, Aunty…

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    Purple Hibiscus, a book written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie express throughout the whole book that the fear of someone or an object can cause you to act a certain way, or stay silence which is just hurting you more. Main character Kambili and her family;Jaja and Mama, face a whole world full of fear from their Papa. Papa think his abuse is for the good of his family . They all think that keeping silence or doing what they are told is the best choice to do because they are scared from…

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    Theme Essay In the novel Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Adichie illustrates the impact and role religion can have on one’s identity. In Purple Hibiscus, Adichie uses characterization and direct statements to implement the theme of religion and identity. The presence of religion in certain characters’ life strictly defines them and can affect them in a negative way. Papa Eugene is a character that embodies the extreme impact that religion can have on one’s thoughts and actions. After Kambili and…

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    Throughout the course of Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus, we follow the completely different lives of Kambili and Amaka. Kambili grows up in an extremely wealthy and powerful family, but she is abused by her father. Then there is Amaka, who grows up under the wing of her empowering and loving mother, but her family is extremely poor. Amaka’s mother, Aunty Ifeoma, insists that Kambili and her brother visit her in Nsukka when she realizes the severity of Kambili’s abuse. When the two cousins…

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote her book, Purple Hibiscus, through the eyes of a teenage girl, Kambili. Papa’s two children, Jaja and Kambili start out as extremely sheltered and structured children. As the novel progresses the two of them go to live with their aunty Ifeoma for a couple of weeks. As soon as they arrive, they begin to change drastically as they both begin to find themselves. Both Jaja and Kambili start to become more independent because their aunty Ifeoma allows them to have…

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s coming-of-age novel Purple Hibiscus narrates the story of a girl Kambili who deals with religious hypocrisy within her family. —- In Purple Hibiscus Adichie conveys her views of the Nigerian Civil War to the reader by using the setting, specific events reciprocated in history, and contrasting characters within the novel. Purple Hibiscus is set in post-colonial Nigeria, where the Adichie grew up, in a time of government and economic struggle, after the Nigerian Civil…

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    world. One specific novel roots itself in the political and cultural landscape of Nigeria in a post-colonized society, with a violent and authoritarian tone carrying the protagonist through the difficulties of finding oneself. A Middle Eastern novel sets itself in Iran during the Islamic Revolution by comparison, uncertainty about what to believe in a hostile environment for opinions resonates throughout the memoir. Although from seperate countries, a genuine portrayal of the human experience…

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    Purple Hibiscus Essay In the book Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the main protagonist, Kambili, struggles with her relationship with her father Eugene, a very devout, strict and wealthy catholic. Eugene is well respected in his community, he provides money and food to those in need and is kind to those he meets. However, he is cold and unforgiving to his own family, often beating and subjecting them to psychological abuse. As a result, Kambili becomes timid and reserved and is…

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    Purple Hibiscus Quotes

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    The book Purple Hibiscus is the point-of-view of a fifth-teen-year-old girl named Kambili. She has a family and they live in Enugu, Nigeria. Kambili and her family are living a wonderfully privileged life. She and her brother Jaja live in a nice neighborhood. They go to the best private schools and eat wonderful meals every day. The mother is a soft-spoken woman, however, the father is a strict despotic catholic who everyone respects in the neighborhood. The family begins to take a horrible toll…

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    Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

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    Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus, supports the idea that having freedom and rebellion brings good change overall. This theme is demonstrated by the development of the protagonist, Kambili, with her increase in speaking and laughing that is caused by the sense of freedom she gains during her to trip to visit Aunty Ifeoma in Nsukka. Throughout the novel, the amount of speaking Kambili changes as she spends more time in Nsukka which demonstrates that the freedom she has there brings good change.…

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