Provide a full analysis of the themes and prominent characters in Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with reference to some examples.

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Given the limited space, I will have to deal briefly with what is a big question. To begin with, there are five major characters in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's debut novel, Purple Hibiscus , first published in 2003. There is a family of four: father (Eugene), mother (Beatrice), daughter (Kambili), and son (Jaja), who live prosperously in postcolonial Nigeria, and the children's aunt, Ifeoma, who lives in a smaller, shabbier village. The family is Catholic and dominated by the father, who is a successful businessman that believes strongly in his religion and frequently resorts to violence, at one point putting Kambili in the...

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