The novel purple hibiscus is a story about two children learning to break free from the harsh rules of their father. They are many themes built into the story line, such as the symbolism the purple hibiscus has of freedom and creating a new life, the feelings the reader gets that each character in the family is silenced out of fear from their abusive authoritarian father. The author uses theses themes to show how the children learned their new life lessons and how it affected them throughout the process of it all.

There are many themes conveyed in this book on is the idea of holding your tongue/ silencing others. In the book Kambili is painfully shy, she refuses to speak what’s on her mind and limits herself only to say what pleases others. She has this flaw because of her abusive father not liking to her certain things from his children and wife. When her cousins think she is a snob for not wanting to speak to them aunty Ifeoma tells her for the teasing to stop you have to stand up for yourself. Eventually both children learn to rebel against the silence that their father has instilled upon them. The Nigerian government also killed papas publishers voice by killing him so he couldn’t write anymore articles. Another one is nature. In the story the purple hibiscus is a symbol of a new life for the children. Aunty Ifeoma’s friend showed the children the garden before they’ve only seen the white ones in the guard at home. Seeing this new purple flowers aunty ifeoma’s friend explains to them that you can create new breeds of flowers from the old ones. In the children’s minds they saw the flower as a relation to their life. That from the broken life they have now so something different and beautiful can come from it.

. To bring the book together and help reinforce the themes the author uses some things to tie it all together. One of them she uses is significance of the setting. The setting of the book creates the whole outcome or conclusion. The author set the book in a village of Enugu in Nigeria, the Nigerian good Vermont is very corrupt. Kambili’s father being a big political figure in his community needs to focus on the issue at hand. To devote all his attention to the cause he sends Kambili and Jaja to stay with their Aunty Ifeoma. There is when the “moral” or point in the story unfolds and the children learn how to free themselves from their father and question unfair authority. She also uses comparison of inner thoughts and feelings to the characters actions. In kambili’s inner thoughts she sometimes questions her father and the rules and unobtainable goals he sets. The reader can see that Kambili knows that some things her father does is unacceptable but the dialogue doesn’t reflect her inner thoughts. She tells her father what he wants to hear, whatever pleases him and makes her seem great in the eyes of her father. They are other characters in the book that show the same disconnect but in a slightly different way. Since Kambili is the narrator you get her inner thoughts with others like her mother and brother the author describes their facial emotions and the way they deliver the dialogue to give the reader an idea of what their inner thoughts could be. Another on is the use of language in the novel. In Kambili’s family village many of the residents speak Igbo. a south eastern Nigerian language. In Kambili’s family every knows the language very well but her father thinks they should speak English because it shows their class and knowledge. After his character acknowledged his thoughts on what language you speak changes others views on you the author used this throughout the book. When the author introduced minor characters who she wanted to show where low class or poor she made them speak Igbo, and when they did speak English she wrote it in a way that was broken with very improper grammar. When the white residents of the village or those who were higher up spoke they spoke only a few words of Igbo and very clean precise English. By doing this not only does it show how controlling her father really is but it also gave the reader an idea on class rank and how was higher than others without directly saying it by only taking one line of dialogue from a character’s opinion. And the last one she uses the most through the entirety of the book are symbols. A purple hibiscus flower is the main focus of the book hence why it’s also the title. Whenever Kambili speaks of something calming and graceful she goes off on a tangent and then begins to describe the garden her mother grows to present flowers to the church. Seeing the purple hibiscus that was rare to their eyes they start describing this one as a symbol of something new. They in vision the something new as a brand new life away from their father where they can experience new things not under his rules.

To conclude the author used many themes to fully convey the journey that Kambili and Jaja faced in order to get their sense of freedom from the emotionally draining life their childhood with their father gave them. I feel like the author did a great job on giving the reader the true essence of the internal feelings one has when deciding on rebellion on things they feel is unfair and overall not right.

The novel purple hibiscus is a story about two children learning to break free from the harsh rules of their father. They are many themes built into the story line, such as the symbolism the purple hibiscus has of freedom and creating a new life, the feelings the reader gets that each character in the family is silenced out of fear from their abusive authoritarian father. The author uses theses themes to show how the children learned their new life lessons and how it affected them throughout the process of it all.

There are many themes conveyed in this book on is the idea of holding your tongue/ silencing others. In the book Kambili is painfully shy, she refuses to speak what’s on her mind and limits herself only to say what pleases others. She has this flaw because of her abusive father not liking to her certain things from his children and wife. When her cousins think she is a snob for not wanting to speak to them aunty Ifeoma tells her for the teasing to stop you have to stand up for yourself. Eventually both children learn to rebel against the silence that their father has instilled upon them. The Nigerian government also killed papas publishers voice by killing him so he couldn’t write anymore articles. Another one is nature. In the story the purple hibiscus is a symbol of a new life for the children. Aunty Ifeoma’s friend showed the children the garden before they’ve only seen the white ones in the guard at home. Seeing this new purple flowers aunty ifeoma’s friend explains to them that you can create new breeds of flowers from the old ones. In the children’s minds they saw the flower as a relation to their life. That from the broken life they have now so something different and beautiful can come from it.

. To bring the book together and help reinforce the themes the author uses some things to tie it all together. One of them she uses is significance of the setting. The setting of the book creates the whole outcome or conclusion. The author set the book in a village of Enugu in Nigeria, the Nigerian good Vermont is very corrupt. Kambili’s father being a big political figure in his community needs to focus on the issue at hand. To devote all his attention to the cause he sends Kambili and Jaja to stay with their Aunty Ifeoma. There is when the “moral” or point in the story unfolds and the children learn how to free themselves from their father and question unfair authority. She also uses comparison of inner thoughts and feelings to the characters actions. In kambili’s inner thoughts she sometimes questions her father and the rules and unobtainable goals he sets. The reader can see that Kambili knows that some things her father does is unacceptable but the dialogue doesn’t reflect her inner thoughts. She tells her father what he wants to hear, whatever pleases him and makes her seem great in the eyes of her father. They are other characters in the book that show the same disconnect but in a slightly different way. Since Kambili is the narrator you get her inner thoughts with others like her mother and brother the author describes their facial emotions and the way they deliver the dialogue to give the reader an idea of what their inner thoughts could be. Another on is the use of language in the novel. In Kambili’s family village many of the residents speak Igbo. a south eastern Nigerian language. In Kambili’s family every knows the language very well but her father thinks they should speak English because it shows their class and knowledge. After his character acknowledged his thoughts on what language you speak changes others views on you the author used this throughout the book. When the author introduced minor characters who she wanted to show where low class or poor she made them speak Igbo, and when they did speak English she wrote it in a way that was broken with very improper grammar. When the white residents of the village or those who were higher up spoke they spoke only a few words of Igbo and very clean precise English. By doing this not only does it show how controlling her father really is but it also gave the reader an idea on class rank and how was higher than others without directly saying it by only taking one line of dialogue from a character’s opinion. And the last one she uses the most through the entirety of the book are symbols. A purple hibiscus flower is the main focus of the book hence why it’s also the title. Whenever Kambili speaks of something calming and graceful she goes off on a tangent and then begins to describe the garden her mother grows to present flowers to the church. Seeing the purple hibiscus that was rare to their eyes they start describing this one as a symbol of something new. They in vision the something new as a brand new life away from their father where they can experience new things not under his rules.

To conclude the author used many themes to fully convey the journey that Kambili and Jaja faced in order to get their sense of freedom from the emotionally draining life their childhood with their father gave them. I feel like the author did a great job on giving the reader the true essence of the internal feelings one has when deciding on rebellion on things they feel is unfair and overall not right.

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