Papa Nnukwu is the grandfather of Kambili, and is hated by his son, Kambili’s father, because he is a traditionalist and shows Kambili love and warm spirit. Her dad destroys the painting out of hate for his father and beats Kambili to attempt to stop her from being influenced by Papa Nnukwu. The painting really belongs to Kambili’s brother, but she takes the blame and Papa abuses her for it. Kambili usually would of been quiet and fearful of her father, but instead she protects her brother. This is an instance of a change in values and thinking, as she chose to protect her brother over her.
Purple Hibiscus, written by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, is a novel set in post-colonial Nigeria where the protagonist, 15-year-old Kambili struggles growing up torn between two contrasting beliefs; Igbo traditionalism and western Catholicism. Religion as many believe is the hope in a power greater than ones self. It is also a means of worship, moreover as means of people uniting together as one and believing in one God. Religion is a very important aspect and can certainly impact and influence a person’s mentality. Adichie uses two conflicting religions to show the development of Kambili’s character and maturity, as well as explore the tension that is forced unto the her throughout the novel.
Some would say that money and social position provide you with basic needs that are important for experiencing happiness, however, happiness is a complex emotion which is influenced by factors such as love, peace, and health, factors we cannot buy. This aspect is noticed in the novel Purple Hibiscus, written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in which Kambili the younger daughter of Eugene and Beatrice, and I also found that . I found this novel in the library and what called my attention was the way that the complete story is told from the protagonist point of view, the second aspect was the terrible things she shows about her social life her family, specially her mother obedience and her father’s brutality and religious dogma until their visit to their cousins’ at Nsukka, where, surprisingly, to them life can be more cheerful and happy, even when they did not have too much
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s coming-of-age novel Purple Hibiscus narrates the story of Kambili, a girl in Nigeria, who deals with religious hypocrisy and abuse of her father, a product of the British colonization. She and her brother, Jaja, visit their aunt and receive a different perspective on their family’s lives. This novel takes place in the Igbo region of Nigeria, after the Nigerian Civil War that ended in 1970 and colonialism of the 1900’s. 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 incidentally Adichie grew up- in a time of government, economic, and social struggle, after the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War.
In the historical fiction novel, Anna of Byzantium, written by Tracy Barrett, the author acknowledges that the grandmother, Anna Dalassena, influences Anna Commena in the way she acts and thinks. The author demonstrates this influence in the following quote, “I’m sorry mother,” I said. “I will need my grandmother to help me rule when I become empress” (Barrett 54). In the novel, the grandmother and the mother force Anna to choose either the grandmother or the mother, and Anna ultimately goes with the grandmother. During grandmother’s teachings, she overwhelms Anna with the fantasies of wealth and power and instills a growing influence in Anna.
Waterlily is a fictional story where the reader follows the main character, Waterlily, as she perseveres through the difficulties in her life. Many historic figures have also had to persevere to earn what they wanted. Waterlily is set in the Dakota area and is about a native american woman named Waterlily. Waterlily first had to move away when she was bought by a man named Sacred Horse for two horses. Later, when her husband dies, she finds a new marriage without being bought, in which she was able to stay with her native tribe. In the story Waterlily, Waterlily had to persevere right out of childhood when she sadly moved away; but because she persevered, she succeeded, just like Colonel Sanders, Bob Husker, and J.K. Rowling did.
“I told them Becaus all my life I wantid to be smart not dumb.” (222) In the story “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keys, Charlie has got an artificial intelligence operation to help him become smart. Charlie has spent most of his life in special classes learning.
The blooming of sleepy, oval-shaped buds in front of the house is symbol of the readiness of Jaja to rebel against his father’s iron-fist authority. These changes show the experiences what he learns from his Aunty Ifeoma’s house. Other symbol include Eugene’s heavy missal, which throws at Jaja for not going to receive Holy Communion. Papa-Nnukwu’s shrine says Kambili that it looks the grotto at Saint Agnes church and mama’s figurines, which the missal breaks into pieces as it lands on the étagère. Ballet Figurines represents an important symbol in this novel Purple Hibiscus. Ballet Figurines are in small in size and places on an étagère at Jaja’s dining room. Figurines never move and never talk and easily breakable and symbolizes that Kambili, Jaja, and mother Beatrice’s silence. They resemble also weakness in physical. Their small bones easily can break because of their small bone structure like ballerina. The étagère on the stand represents the status of their family among the society. People can watch the