Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike



Character Profile ­ Kambili Achike
Told through the eyes of emotionally scarred Kambili and the text is neutral and blunt.
Allows the reader to come to their own judgement on the basis of what they have discovered.
No influencing personal opinion of any…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike




Kambili observes her father closely and observes even the slightest things about him, such as his "rectangular
lips".
This expresses Kambili's adoration for her father and the love can almost be seen reflected in her face.

"They are always so quiet...imagine what the…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike


Nothing bad happens to Kambili for being `sinful' by wearing shorts and lipstick.
There is a release of tension; perhaps it is not a sin after all, seeing as nothing bad happened?
Kambili's questioning of her Papa's rules is more subtle and personal…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike

Kambili refuses to speak to her father, yet wants to "hear his voice".
Kambili is conflicted about her feelings for her father

In page 269, the verb "laughed" is repeated four times.
This breaks the tense atmosphere between her and Father Amadi
It…

Page 5

Preview of page 5
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike

We'll plant new orange trees in Abba... Jaja will plant purple hibiscus, too, and I'll plant ixora so we
can suck the juices of the flowers.' I am laughing... Above, clouds like dyed cotton wool hang low, so
low I feel I can…

Page 6

Preview of page 6
Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Kambili Achike

She overcomes adversity and is exposed to new thoughts which enable her to take a step towards
adulthood.

Silence:
Her rehearsed platitudes are the product of abuse. The domestic violence has rendered her mute.
Silence is used as a form of violence against…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all resources »