Americanah

806 Words Dec 9th, 2013 4 Pages
In her New York launch of Americanah, Adichie states that she wanted to write a good love story. In your response, write about the journey the love story takes between Ifemelu and Obinze. Consider the journey that they each take separately and discuss your feelings about the end of the novel. Make sure to cite the novel to support your points.

Love, can last a life time that is what some people say. The novel Americanah is a love story written by, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie stretches the love story over three continents and include many characters that assist, build and sometimes tear down the hero; Obinze and heroin Ifemelu. The novel is mainly about two people who feel in love in their teens, and were separated because of
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This is evident in the early phase of their relationship when Ifelmule said“ He made her like herself. With him, she was at ease; her skin felt as though it was the right size.” This completeness and surety is also felt by Obinze as he remarked that “ It was love at first sight for both of [them].” The two begin to intertwine with each other from the moment they laid eyes on each other. They had no idea that before they are able to enjoy complete peace their love would be tested and tried many times.

Distant can have a negative impact on a relationship and more, so, if a relationship is not strongly rooted. As we see in the novel that ifelmulu’s loyalty is tested when she arrives in the United States. She cannot find work and out of desperation she betrayed the intimacy that Obinze and her shared. Because of this feeling of betrayal that she has she is not able to face him and, so this distant is develop between them not just physical but emotional. He on the other hand is not sure what is going on. They are no longer corresponding on a regular basis and he is confused. Letters and phone calls go unanswered for weeks and months. He, however, understands the challenges that she might be facing, but without communication from her he is not able to resolve the issue and reassure her that he loves her no matter what. The physical and emotional distant proves their relationship to be
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