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Jaja's mindmap

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Jaja's Mindmap From the book Purple Hibiscus By Grace Lu
CD Period Humanities
4/25/10
The purple hibiscus
represents the defiance
of Jaja at the end of
the novel. It also represents the freedom that he now enjoys even though he is in jail. Lastly, the pain he endured to get at this state is also symbolized. Jaja's schedule represents
the control Papa used to
have over him and their family, before his demise,
controlling everything that
they did in the beginning of the novel. However, at the end of the novel everything changed. It also represents how Jaja changed from being obedient to rebellious. At the beginning of the novel, Jaja listened to his father without complaining. Changes in Jaja's Character Colors Important Quotes by and about Jaja Conflicts of Jaja Constant Personality Traits The key to Jaja's room represents Jaja's external conflict with his father. He wishes to be free from his influence, but his father is still holding on. Jaja has an internal conflict
in this story. He wants to
help his family in any way
that he can. This is so he can
be more like Obiora who is
the 'man of his family' and
'balances his family on his
head.' Jaja is a brave boy who wishes to
protect his family members from
his father's wrath throughout the
entire book. For example, he tries to protect his sister from Papa when he finds them looking at Papa-Nnukwu's painting.
"We did not scale the
rod because we believed
we could, we scaled it
because we were terrified that we couldn't (226)." "Jaja closed his eyes for a while and then opened then. 'We will take care of the baby; we will protect him (23)." Jaja is a character in Purple Hibiscus that is always trying to look at the positive side in things. He is also quick to change and likes plants and flowers which is shown by the image of an white ixora. "The policemen came a few hours later. They said they wanted to ask some questions. Somebody at St. Agnes had contacted them, and they had a copy of the autopsy report with them. Jaja did not wait for their questions; he told them he had used rat poison, that he put it in Papa's tea. They allowed himt to change his shirt before they took him away (291)." Jaja's personality can be shown using colors. One color that comes to mind when I picture Jaja is purple. It represents the pain that he has suffered. Another color that I picture is green because it shows his growth and ability to take change. A last color that I picture as Jaja would be blue for his quest for freedom and peace.
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