THEMATIC AND STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS

LUKE NDUDI OKOLO

Abstract


In recent times, both writers and critics have begun to pay attention to the stylistic study and its effects on the meaning and aesthetics of literature. Literary critics, especially, now make considerable effort at discovering the impact of an author’s style on the themes of his/her novel, indicating how it affects the aesthetics of the literary piece. This study focuses on the theme and stylistics of Purple Hibiscus with intention to show a relationship between the two as inseparable aspects of a novel. The stylistic approach of intra-textual and extra-textual linguistic techniques is adopted to portray the relevance and intellectual importance of the novel. It is discovered that the stylistic structure of the novel is symbolic to the themes. The names of the characters and characterization are stylistic features the novelist applies to give the novel philosophical touch, and thereby signify his world view. 


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