Black literature - perception of masculinity in novel purple Hibiscus by chimamanda ngozi adichie
Masculinity can be defined as covering the qualities that are usually attributed to men such as boldness and strength. Masculinity can manifest itself in literature and especially in ancient literature, where the man was always depicted as the strong one and was always the hero. In ancient literature the concept of masculinity has been showed through various mythical characters with strong power internally and externally and where the woman is always mentioned as being subjugated by the man.
This article examines the concept of masculinity with reference to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. Through this work Adichie depicts how masculinity creates restrictions on women in everyday life. She illustrates that fatherhood and Paternity are the dominant themes in the expression of masculinity which impose dictatorship towards the family members.
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