Essay On Purple Hibiscus

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When people get older a lot of things change. Some of those changes are good and some are bad. But most of those changes will affect a person of others in their life in different ways. This is the truth for most teenagers and it doesn’t matter the age or environment, change will be there. 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. In the beginning of Purple Hibiscus, Kambili adversities don’t elicit talents she never knew she had, which disproves Horaces’ argument that adversity leads to positive change.When Papa whooped the whole family with a belt because Kambili ate cereal…show more content…
I know this because Kambili confronted her mother after her mom confessed that she poisoned Eugene. On page 290 it states, “ Why did you put it in his tea? I asked Mama,rising. My voice was loud. I was almost screaming.” In this section of Purple Hibiscus Kambili can be characterized as strong because when serious thing like this happen Kambili usually acts as if she was brainwashed not to react. Another event that took place to prove that Kambili became strong was when Jaja took the blame for killing Eugene. On page 291 it states,” Jaja didn't wait for their questions; he had told them he had used rat poison, that he put it in Papa's tea.In this section kambili can be characterized as nonchalant because she knew who really killed her father and she would usually question herself but she let Jaja take the blame for their father's
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