Firstly, I believe that it’s important to address the differences in the two general texts before delving into why the specific, matriarchal characters had such differing reactions. For example, the setting of both texts are pretty different. Purple Hibiscus is set in a more modernized and heavily Christian Igbo society in Nigeria, while Sin is a Puppy is set in a more co...
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...dinate in the household. Both women were created by feminist authors; however, one was heavily influenced by her traditional religion while the other was heavily influenced by the expectations of her Western audience. The combination of the societal pressures of genders roles and the author’s intent ultimately lead to the two matriarch’s opposite reactions to their husbands’ abuse.
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