Quotes In Purple Hibiscus

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Nearly 60% of all young women have experienced abuse: 29% of women surveyed said they 'd been in an abusive relationship 62% of those women have been hit,shoved 11% of those who say their partner is currently abusive predict he will seriously “hurt or kill me”. This is a very serious issue that some like to stay away from or not talk about, but Purple Hibiscus makes a brave statement in the form of a story about a little girl and her life of abuse. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s, Purple Hibiscus has main characters like Jaja, Papa and Mama. Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria, a federal republic that is going through some economic downfall and is in a coup. The main character Kambili Achike (15-16) is the daughter of a wealthy, vituperative father; Eugene.The roman poet Horace once wrote, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”. In Purple Hibiscus, Adichie utilizes the character Kambili to prove this idea to be true, but only when she is faced with major turning…show more content…
She is getting abused by Papa while on her period. “The Eucharist fast mandated that the faithful not eat solid food an hour before mass…”. This quote is a part of the lecture that becomes after the beating; Papa beating Kambili shows his heartlessness and lack of compassion towards her while also conveying his passion and forceful nature of discipline when rules are broken and how much he really cares. Seeing as Kambili does not often break the rules and how this is rare occurrence being her first period, this, overall this does NOT, elicit a new quality in Kambili. Kambili shows hard work and grit. Kambili came 2/25 in her class and Papa hasn 't asked her about it yet. “‘Who came first’, Papa asked finally, ‘Chinwe Didze’...”. This quote shows Papa’s strictfulness. Kambili already saw it coming. Papa does this every report, so she was already trying. Therefore NOT, eliciting a special
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