Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

1550 Words Jul 28th, 2015 7 Pages
Throughout time, societies have developed by interacting with numerous foreign civilizations. This enabled them to not only trade their resources, but their knowledge as well, ultimately bringing about the indicators of a civilization. By accepting the changes brought upon them and developing from their collaborations, civilizations culturally diffused, rather than remaining solitary and disregarding their surroundings. Therefore, societies positively benefitted by interacting with the individuals around them, which enabled them to benefit and ultimately prosper. Within the novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Adichie portrays the development of the protagonists Jaja and Kambili as well as numerous other secondary characters that influence these individuals. It is demonstrated by how Kambili, Jaja, and Eugene, the father of Kambili and Jaja, are exposed to diverse environments throughout the novel. These individuals all respond to certain changes brought upon their lives differently contingent on whether they accept it in a positive manner or whether they identify it as an obstacle that is conflicting with their initial beliefs. Though, initially the protagonists Jaja and Kambili struggle to become open-minded to new aspects and truly express themselves, their father, Eugene, causes them to be instilled with fear, which impedes their overall growth as an individual. In Aunt Ifeoma’s home, however, Jaja and Kambili gradually become more mature. Jaja is…
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