Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche exemplifies adversity throughout the main character. Purple Hibiscus is about a young girl named Kambili who faces beatings, deaths, freedom, and love. An example of adversity in the beginning of Purple Hibiscus is when Kambili’s mom was getting beat by her father. In the middle, Kambili went to Nsukka and changed her shy ways. In the end, Kambili found a man she loved in Nsukka.
Purple Hibiscus begins with reference to Chinua Achebe, "Things began to fall apart at home when my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines on the étagère." The novel tracks this family as the chilly, icebound order begins to break down, and something new replaces it. Visiting their aunt and her three children, Kambili and Jaja get a chance to see how a more ordinary, relaxed family functions. They come to know their "heathen" grandfather, whom Eugene will not see because he insists on practicing his traditional Igbo
Throughout the novel, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, silence plays a large role in the character’s development and the progression of the story. In the beginning, the silence of Kambili, Mama, and Jaja reflect their fear that they have for Papa. Later on, when Kambili and Jaja visit Aunty Ifeoma, their silence is contrasted largely with their cousin’s family’s laughs and songs. Finally, silence is seen on the political landscape, as both Ade Coker dies because he tried to speak out. Overall, silence plays an important role in the plot and setting of Purple Hibiscus.
As the novel progresses, Jaja and Kambili are first introduced to purple hibiscuses by Aunty Ifoema when they travel to Nsukka. “I did not know there are purple hibiscuses” (128). The author’s choice of setting plays a significant role because Nsukka embodies the place where Kambili and Jaja feel most at ease and free. Even at the end of novel, Kambili contemplates, “Nsukka could free something deep inside your belly that would rise up to your throat and come out as a freedom song. As laughter” (299).
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created the book Purple Hibiscus it talks about Kambili a girl that explains her life. A African girl that explains her life with growing up with an abusive father in her home. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created the book Purple Hibiscus it speaks on the life of having an abusive father in the house. In the beginning papa beats mama for having symptoms from her pregnancy which cause her to miss church. He also hit Jaja,Kambili,and Mama for letting Kambili eat while suppose to be fasting but ate because of cramps.
An example of this would be “‘What is Anikwenwa doing in my house? What is a worshiper of idols doing in my house? Leave my house?’”(Adichie 70) This shows Eugene demanding a person to leave his house just because he is a heathen. This is creates a world where Jaja and Kambili would not be in touch of the Igbo religion at all. In contrast, Aunty Ifeoma brings her children to an Aro festival which is a traditional Igbo parade of masquerading spirits.
Her family includes her father, her mother, her brother Jaja, her grandfather, Papa Nnwkwu,her Aunty Ifeoma, and her cousin Amaka. But there are also people who are involved with her struggles like Father Amadi. In Purple Hibiscus Kambili is very submissive towards her father and wants his approval and validation. The middle is when she starts to become a little bit distant but
Kambili refuses to implicate her father in his own acts of violence through the formulation of her sentences. She removes the blame from her phrases and in this way power relations are depicted through the use of specific linguistic choices and language placement. I wanted to say “Yes, Papa,” because he was right, but the burning on my feet was climbing up, in swift courses of excruciating pain, to my head and lips and eyes.” (194) Her admiration and respect for him causes her to remove the blame and ignore Eugene’s abusive actions. Kambili continuously removes agency from her statements when talking about her father. “I meant to say I am sorry Papa broke your figurines, but the words that came out were, ‘I’m sorry your figurines broke, Mama’” (10) (Adichie,
In the middle of the story, Kambili is spending time with her aunt and cousins in Nsukka; which causes her to start to become deceptive and understanding. At the end of the story, Kambili became sentimental because she had a lot going on in her life that causes her to be very emotional. In the beginning and Kambili’s adversities did not cause her to elicit new talents to come out. Mother Lucy called on Kambili to say the pledge, and Kambili was surprised, which caused her not to say anything . the other girls felt that Kambili
Abigail, also, leaves John because he chooses Elizabeth. Proctor has a mindset that he does not have anything left for him, but a name that has lied and has been blackened. The importance of reputation in the society of Salem was majorly important because it led John Proctor to believe his adultery and self-worth blackened his life. His affair was his first step into his own grave because of his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth. Then, his lies pushed him over the edge to make them believe there was no