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themes portrayed in purple hibiscus

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chengetayi | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM via web

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themes portrayed in purple hibiscus

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fifiee | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 9, 2011 at 8:39 PM (Answer #1)

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freedom,oppresssion,alienation,love,change,religion,identity,hypocrisy....to name a few.

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elliottsmith1969 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 25, 2011 at 4:26 AM (Answer #2)

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Along with the theme of alienation, one could tie in the theme of loneliness. One could also debate whether or not this leads to a certain extent of mental health breakdown (as seen in Beatrice, the mother)

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tempy | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 13, 2011 at 2:35 AM (Answer #3)

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There are several themes within the novel such as silence, oppression, corruption, and power

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