Aro Festival Analysis

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Jaja asks question Papa-Nnukwu about the meaning of Aro Festival.
Papa-Nnukwu tells him, they are not people now, but they are ancestral spirits. The Aro Festival makes the people spirits. Jaja feels shame for two things. The first one is, he does not know about his traditional culture and the second one, Aunty Ifeoma’s son Obiora knows it and he is two years his junior. This incident evidently says they are ready to accept and follow their traditional culture at the same time they are under the hands of their Papa. They are not refuse spend time with their Papa. At Aro Festival, a person wears woman dress, as a woman spirit with wooden mask and lips looks rough to stop dance. The people cheer and throw naira at the spirit and boys play music and enjoy in with happy minds except Kambili and Jaja. They thought of fear to attend the heathen festival. They get fear for both for the Papa-Eugene and fear for the sin to Catholic. The front page of the book ‘Purple Hibiscus’ quotes LA Weekly, “As vivid a picture as Adichie paints of Nigeria-you practically taste the dust of the village roads on your tongue and smell the cashew trees after a heavy rain-it is her people, with their thwarted hopes for love and freedom, that stubbornly spring eternal hopes for love and freedom, that stubbornly spring eternal, that stay with you.” Kambili influences by modernism through Aunty Ifeoma and Amaka. She starts to analysis with her mother and Aunty Ifeoma. Aunty Ifeoma’s shiny bronze
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