He helped her grow out of her shell and to change from a quiet closed girl to a more open and talking girl. Kambili is already at Nsukka with Aunty Ifeoma, and her relationship with Father Amadi is growing closer and closer with time. At this point in time Father Amadi decides to take the kids to the stadium where this happens: "I wanted to smile, but I could not. My lips and cheeks were frozen," -------- "Then I felt the smile start to creep over my face, stretching my lips and cheeks, an embarrassed and amused smile." (177) Kambili states that she has never smiled before, which is understandable, considering the life she lived up until now.
Kambili and jaja takes a trip to Nsskua after finding out Aunty Ifeoma was leaving to go to America and Father Amadi is leaving to Germany. Kambili builds up the confidence to finally tell Father Amadi how she feels. On page 276, Kambili says “We got into his car, I said I love you. You are almost sixteen, Kambili, you are beautiful. You will find more love than you will need in a lifetime.” Kambili feels rejected as if Father Amadi was wrong and he doesn’t know what he is talking about.
Kambili has gone from caring about what Papa,Amaka, and countless others say/think to not caring at all. This is good because now Kambili can live her life without caring what people say or tell her to do. This proves the assertion that Kambili’s adversities elicit new talents because now Kambili is her own person; now Kambili is a smart,bold,outspoken, and carefree young lady rather than her
This time she does not care what Papa has to say about how she feels or what she wants. Kambili also learns another part of herself when she becomes heartbroken. Father Amadi and Kambili are talking, and Father Amadi asks Kambili to come spend some time with him at the chaplaincy, but she refuses due to unresolved emotions. ¨ I did not know that tears had slipped down my cheeks until Father Amadi reached out and wiped them away, running his open palm over my face. Then he enclosed me in his arms and held me.
Father Amadi and Aunty Ifeoma were moving out of Nsukka and into Germany and America. “He is leaving for missionary work in Germany at the end of the month...I nearly tripped, nearly fell to the floor.” In this section of the novel, Kambili can be characterized as surprised. A surprised person usually is caught off guard. Kambili shows she is surprised by stumbling. This shows lack of growth because the people who had a good influence in her is moving away and she feels as if she wont know what to do back at home.
Kambili obtains heightened emotional abilities and assertiveness which shows that she is a dynamic character. Father Amadi was leaving for Germany and for Kambili it felt like the days were slipping away too fast. His last day sneaked up on her and she didn’t want him to leave her. Father Amadi offered spending time together during his lunch ,but she refused because she was angry at him , and he came back later that evening to say farewell to her. Even though, Kambili was rejected by Father Amadi she still made efforts to love him.
Her father is highly Catholic and he often violent his family. Under such circumstance Nigeria is coup by military and people come out and demonstrate the government. Kambili and her brother have lived in they Aunty house for a while there making them free and more open. While they staying at Aunty Ifeoma house Kambili and her brother get to know father Amadi and aunty Ifeoma children. During they stay at aunty house Kambili and father Amadi fall in love each other but they can’t stay together because father Amadi has devote to be religious person.
Yogi Shri Maharshi Aurbindo observed silence for seventeen years. Ramana Maharshi very often inspired those desirous of self-knowledge, to search after "Who am I?" in a state of silence. He too passed much of his time in a state of silence. The immense utility of the practice of silence is thus witnessed in the lives of all these great men which show that talks and thought- exchanges with one’s own self are based not on opening your mouth, but keeping it shut.