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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Papa Eugene



Character Profile ­ Papa Eugene
Papa "flung his missile" foreshadows the destruction.
His carelessness contrasts with the image if perfection that he forces his family to maintain
The missal throwing ­ is a sacrilegious (blasphemous) gesture ­ highlights that Papa /Eugene is a…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Papa Eugene

Papa-Nnukwu refuses to trade his faith for money and luxuries. There is corruption evident in the church and
corruption in Papa's power.
Papa uses money to manipulate people. Through money he has become a dictator. E.g. Father Benedict turns
a blind eye to…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Papa Eugene

Papa cannot be considered either a hero or a villain, but rather a complicated human being. Adiche presents
him not as a monster but as a person we have to feel some sympathy for (his past; living in poor conditions)
He is also…

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