Purple Hibiscus

how things are changing after the beating of her father?


trouble at the university(america?)

mama joe's shed (symbolism of the snails)

papa's visit

the purple hibiscus flowers and jaja.

how do these changes reflect kambili's change.

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After she is beaten BY her father?


As her father becomes more and more abusive, Kambili retreats more and more into herself. As a result, she becomes mute, and her fathers's itemized daily schedules leave her unable to have any type of social interactions with her classmates.