Day 4

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think Kambili finally has the guts to tell Father Amadi "I love you?"

    Kambili says the music loosened her throat. More than that, things have gotten bad enough, and she has become free enough, that she has nothing to lose by telling him her true feelings.

  2. 2

    How does Kambili feel about Aunty Ifeoma going to America?

    Kambili is not looking forward to it. It means a large part of her true family -- Aunty Ifeoma, Chima, Obiora, and Amaka -- will leave. Aunty Ifeoma's departure, combined with Father Amadi's departure, means that Kambilia loses two very important things. Even the prospect of boarding school will take her away from her friends. As...

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