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What is the plot of Purple Hibiscus?

Synopsis. Purple Hibiscus is set in postcolonial Nigeria, a country beset by political instability and economic difficulties. The central character is Kambili Achike, aged fifteen for much of the period covered by the book, a member of a wealthy family dominated by her devoutly Catholic father, Eugene.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the message of Purple Hibiscus?

1) Five major issues explored in purple hibiscus are; domestic violence, oppression, religion, education and love. 2a) Adichie uses a narrative point of view to explore the theme of domestic violence. The book is narrated in the first person by a 15 year old who is directly affected by domestic violence.

Also, what is the setting of Purple Hibiscus? The Setting and Its Significant Influence. The novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, set in post-colonial Nigeria during the Civil War in the late 1960s, is a bildungsroman that focuses greatly on family relationships as well as religious and cultural ideals.

Similarly, you may ask, what are the themes in Purple Hibiscus?

Purple Hibiscus Themes

  • Coming of Age. Kambili and Jaja both come of age in Purple Hibiscus as a result of their experiences.
  • Religion. There is a contrast between Father Benedict and Father Amadi.
  • Colonialism. Colonialism is a complex topic in Nigeria.
  • Nigerian Politics.
  • Silence.
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Nature/Environment.

What is the climax of Purple Hibiscus?

The climax of the story is when Papa first attacks Jaja and then Mama kills him. The resolution and falling action are when Mama goes to court and is not convicted for Papa's murder. With new laws set in place.

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