Point of Views in Purple Hibiscus - Coggle Diagram
Point of Views in Purple Hibiscus
Kambili - 1st: narrator
more of story telling rather than judging the characters etc.
uses literary features (biggest-symbolism and imagery) on important parts of the story especially Jaja's transition into breaking the silence eg. figurines broke, purple hibiscus, mama's miscarriage, poison
The tone shifts a lot but an example would be
A lot of times the narration is what is inside her mind due to the fact that she physically can't speak out and she explains that through imagery.
reminiscent eg. when she tells the metaphor/imagery/symbolism of her parents' cream colored room and her feet inside the covers even though she knows she is about to be punished for coming in second in her class.
Papa Eugene - 3rd
the whole book pretty much tells and sums up the abusive and controlling action he has done, narrated by Kambili
Jaja - 3rd
went to prison for taking the blame that he killed Papa rather than Mama
wanted to act like aunty ifeoma's son
starts to become brave that he sounds like a rebel
inspired by aunty Ifeoma and her hibiscuses in her garden - symbolism that once the hibiscuses bloom, it's the time of breaking silence
Mama - 3rd
dialogue with Kambili eg. after poisoning
has a few dialogues - kind of resembles how she is afraid to speak up in their family because of Papa Eugene's abusive and controlling personality
secretive? and mysterious, planned how to poison her husband
Aunty Ifeoma - 3rd
someone who is able to go against Eugene's catholic beliefs
inspires kambili and jaja