Maturation in Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: A Romanticism Glide


    In the romantic view of the subject of “Maturation” which is the journey from childhood or adolescence to adulthood, that journey Geoffrey Hartman calls a “Dangerous passageway” with the central feature of self-consciousness which is occasioned by knowledge of self and plagued by “maladies”; or “strong disease”, and “an endemic” which is central in romantic thoughts is projected by Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and is the hunt of this research. Adichie can discuss the journey from childhood to maturation; in that, she expresses the perils of childhood; which is embodied by the deep self-consciousness that covered her heroine who had to endure the perils of childhood and later the maladies of the mind, in undergoing the dangerous passageways to the place of freedom, a freedom to be, to create her destiny. Adichie destroys all impediments that would have prevented her heroine from reaching the goal of absolute freedom which can only be achieved by the romantic mind.    

    Keywords: Dangerous, Maturation, Perils, Passageways, Self-consciousness

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i02.009

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    author/ Rebecca Kenseh Daniel Irany & Patience Diah Peter

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 2