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- Though Ugwu is only thirteen when he begins working as a houseboy for Odenigbo, he is one of the most intelligent and observant characters in the novel.Why does the the story begin with Ugwu’s point of view?
- How does his presence throughout affect the reader’s experience of the story?
- How does Adichie reveal the differences in social class among the various characters? What does this kind of nuanced characterization give to the story? Is it necessary?
- How does the War change some of the major protagonists in the story?