The Mamas & the Papas

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  • How Does Adichie Use Religion In Purple Hibiscus

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    Father’s control and religion. Although Papa uses religion as a form of validation for his action, Kambili and Jaja use the silence of their home and their eye language to deal with Papa’s horrifying punishments, while Mama uses her figurines to get away from her abusive husband. Papa believes that religion is the forefront of the family and uses it for his own corrupt ways. After being beaten by Papa for being disobedient, when they visit Father Benedict, pregnant Mama, must go to the hospital because

  • The Great Depression: A Short Story

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    I placed it in a stack and ran downstairs to see if Mama and Papa were home. Later in the evening, I helped Mama make the dinner. I’m sure she was curious as to why in the world I was helping her. When dinner was finished cooking, Papa came to get his food and was head to go work in his office when I stopped him. I told him we all need to eat together tonight because I have something to show them. Papa reluctantly sat down, and so did Mama. I explained how I had been working for Miss. Maria

  • A Short Story : A Blizzard Of My Child

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    before Papa came into the room. “You two must go to sleep. It’s far too late for little girls like you to be up,” he whispered in attempts to keep our younger siblings asleep. We sighed, but obeyed. I jumped into bed and curled up with my blanket. Outside of my room, I could hear Mama speaking with Papa. “Amos, are you sure we have enough firewood?” Mama asked. “Yes, dear. I know we have enough. Do not worry about a thing,” Papa said. “Amos if something happens this will be all your fault,” Mama yelled

  • Purple Hibiscus Aunty Ifeoma Analysis

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    her life, each which aid her path to liberation. Mama and Aunty Ifeoma are two vital female characters to the development of the story but with stark contrasts; Mama’s submissive and reserved demeanor provides a perfect foil to Aunty’s outgoing and independent personality. They both influence Adichie’s bildungsroman, but how they aid Kambili’s endeavor is strikingly different. Mama and Aunty Ifeoma represent the female figures in Kambili’s life; Mama shows Kambili to submit to the men in her life,

  • Theme Of Silence In Purple Hibiscus

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    problems in the household? In the novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kambili Achike is a fifteen-year-old girl who lives with her father Eugene, her mother Beatrice and her older brother Jaja. Papa is a wealthy factory owner, and he is a strong believer in the Catholic religion. Papa is a nice guy outside of his home, but inside his home he is strict and is a very violent person. Abuse and violence in your home can cause you to become distant from the world. Abuse can cause you not to

  • Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry Analysis

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    this story were when Mama covered up the page in the school books, when Uncle Hammer sold his car, and when Papa burned the cotton. One difficult decision made in this novel was when Mama had to cover up the pages in the school books. Mama felt that she had to cover up the pages because the pages showed that their school (a black school) only got the books once they were in deplorable condition. Mama felt like she had to cover up those pages because of her beliefs. Mama believes that white people

  • Examples Of Mama In Purple Hibiscus

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    were the options that Beatrice, also known as Mama, held in the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus. With her husband, Eugene, threatening the safety of her and her children, Kambili and Jaja, Mama decides that she must take action. After much suffering, she determines that poisoning him would be the best way to solve her problem. She feels like she needs to do something about her husband, but makes a horrible decision by killing him. Mama felt in her mind that something had to do something

  • Purple Hibiscus Quotes

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    Hibiscus, reflects her perspective on gender inequality because she distinguishes characters like Mama and Aunty Ifeoma as women with contrasting viewpoints on ‘shrinking themselves’. Mama confirms her embodiment of society’s standard to belittle herself by desiring to return home after Papa assaults (abuses) her. In Nsukka, Mama makes the unethical decision, although she suffers a miscarriage due to Papa smashing a table on her womb. Aunty Ifeoma compares the twisted family chemistry to “a house [that]

  • Overview of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

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    Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus, Mama Beatrice and Aunty Ifeoma are dynamic female foils who represent opposite sides of spectrum in post- colonial feminism. Mama

  • Someone Was Movin ' Into Mrs. Dirk 's Old House

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    Hattie. Hattie started to run toward her house. "Hattie, wait up!" I ran after her. We stopped under the big oak tree. "I thought we was gonna to say hello to them," I asked Hattie. "I ain 't gonna to say hello to them! I gotta tell my papa what kind of people moved in there," she answered. "You don 't know what kind of people they are. You haven 't even spoken to them yet." "I do