Purple Hibiscus GCSE English

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Mind Map on Purple Hibiscus GCSE English, created by noelfielding11 on 11/25/2014.

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Purple Hibiscus GCSE English
1 Context
1.1 Set in Nigeria
1.1.1 During the Military Coup
1.1.1.1 After British Independence
1.1.2 Influenced by Western Culture
1.1.3 Early 1900's
1.2 Purple Hibiscus
1.2.1 Symbolises freedom and defiance
1.2.1.1 Change and hope
1.2.2 Ususally Red
2 Character of Papa
2.1 Violent and Abusive
2.1.1 Beats his Family
2.1.1.1 Wants Them to be "Perfect"
2.1.1.1.1 Spiritually and Physically
2.1.1.2 Contrasts because he also Loves his Family
2.2 Product of Colonialism
2.2.1 Westernised
2.2.1.1 Shown by Speaking English
2.2.1.2 Drinks Lipton Tea
2.2.1.3 Etagere
2.3 Public Image
2.3.1 Generous
2.3.2 Charitable
2.3.3 Wealthy
2.3.4 Educated
2.3.5 Faithful
2.4 Private Image
2.4.1 Controlling
2.4.2 Expects Perfection
2.4.3 Doesn't Fully Trust his Family
2.4.4 Wants his Children to be like HIm
3 Mama
3.1 Protects her Children
3.1.1 Sends them to Aunt Ifeoma
3.1.2 Tries to take the blame instead of them
3.1.3 Loves all of Her Family
3.2 Married to Papa
3.2.1 Takes abuse from him
3.2.1.1 Submissive, "weak"
3.2.1.1.1 Expected of Women
3.2.1.1.1.1 Stereotypical Nigerian Woman
3.2.1.1.2 Obedient
3.2.1.2 Only Relief from Abuse is Cleaning Etagere
3.2.1.2.1 Has Few Possessions
3.3 Religious
3.3.1 Follows Papa
3.3.1.1 Also Westernised
3.3.1.1.1 Not as much as Papa
3.4 Secretly Defiant
3.4.1 Kills Papa
3.4.2 Allows Kambili to eat before Mass
3.4.2.1 Does it in secret so Papa won't get angry
4 Papa Nnukwu
4.1 Traditionalist
4.1.1 Worships traditional idols
4.1.2 Speaks Igbo
4.1.2.1 Not Westernised
4.1.3 Considered a Heathen by Papa
4.2 Loves his Family
4.2.1 Understands Papa's strict conditions
4.2.1.1 Strong Headed like Papa
4.2.1.1.1 Won't give up his religion
4.2.1.1.1.1 Papa thinks he will go to Hell if he doesn't convert
4.2.2 Aunty Ifeoma brings him medicine
5 Aunty Ifeoma
5.1 Papa's Sister
5.1.1 Husband died
5.1.1.1 Blamed for it
5.1.2 Has three children
5.1.2.1 Obiora
5.1.2.2 Chima
5.1.2.3 Amaka
5.1.3 Looks after Papa Nnukwu
5.1.3.1 Brings and Pays for his medicine
5.2 Professor at a University
5.2.1 Lives on the University Campus
5.2.2 Alternative Views
5.2.2.1 Women don't need to be married
5.2.2.1.1 The women that marry young are marrying away their degrees
5.2.2.1.1.1 Husbands will own them and their degrees
5.2.2.1.2 "Life begins when marriage ends"
5.3 Religious
5.3.1 Catholic
5.3.2 Still celebrates traditional Festivals
5.3.2.1 Aro Festival
5.3.2.1.1 To look at Mmuo
5.3.2.1.1.1 Spirits
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