Freedom And Freedom In Shakespeare's The Purple Hibiscus

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tongue suffered”. It was Aunty Ifeoma’s home that provided the needed environment for them to experience love. Jaja falls in love with flowers and other chores. He expresses himself to his cousins. He visits scenes and places and exchanges gifts and experiences. He sees the love of a ‘heathen’ grandfather who tells them moral folk tales and the love of a reverend father who provides the needed atmosphere for peace and joy. Kambili sees the love of a sister who teaches her to cook meals, care for others and accommodate people around her. She ‘falls in love’ with Father Amadi. Father Amadi sees in Kambili the character of a heroine who talks less but acts more in her mind, “she does not waste her energy in picking never-ending arguments. But there is a lot going on in her…show more content…
While a flower may seem delicate in constitution, purple is historically associated with royalty and the divine. The purple flower then comes to signify Kambili 's urge to bloom, her natural instinct to look for the light.(1) Hope for political freedom only comes in the novels last section when the head of the state dies and democracy tentatively restored. Freedom and tyranny exists among Adichie’s individual character as well though paper bravely stands up for political freedom, in the world of his own family- where he is the one in control-he acts like a tyrant. He allows no freedom or independence for mama, kambili or jaja. He schedules him childers every minute and even chooses the color of drapes. When any one acts out or tries to assert their freedom, he response with violence. Kambili and jaja thus get their first real taste of freedom at aunty ifeoma’s house. After seeing this totally different family dynamic one where all the children are encouraged to speak their minds and question everything. Kambili and jaja start feeling more rebellious and
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