Examples Of Juxtaposition In Purple Hibiscus

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The novel purple hibiscus,written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Bildungsroman novel showing the coming of age. In the novel Adichie shows what it is like for a catholic Nigerian family and we see it from the eyes of the narrator, Kambili. Adichie conveys many feelings throughout the book using many different techniques, she portrays the feeling of anger, hatred and violence mainly through the character Papa Eugene. We see a strong height between the character Papa Eugene and Papa Nnwukku, Adichie shows this by using violence towards him and we instantly feel a hate, "You knew you would be staying in the same house as a heathen" I heath and is someone who doesn't believe in God, Papa is strongly against this as he is very strong within his…show more content…
When Ade Cocker died everyone seemed to be quite sad, and the author show this by using pathetic fallacy "it rained heavily the day Ade Cocker died" by saying it rained heavily almost tells us that there was not a happy atmosphere. Adichie also uses juxtaposition again in the novel as we see a clear difference between Aunty Ifeoma and Papa, A bubbly happy person compare to someone who seems unhappy and aggressive all the time. It makes the reader think that Kambili is more of a joyful, less worried person in Nsukka compared to how shy and concealed she is back home with Papa in Enugu. Another feeling that Adichie conveys is loneliness and sadness, she shows this in a slightly less obvious way. "I never considered the possibility that papa would die, that Papa could die" when puppy dies is the first time we really get to see it sadness through Kambili but she doesn't really express it, she just keeps it all to herself like she does with a lot of things. I think Adichie did this purposely because although Kambili is the narrator she is a very shy character and I think if she was and the narrator we would not know much about her at
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