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Changes: A Love Story

Further Study

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quiz

Further Study Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quiz

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What two areas of Esi's life embody a social tension between modern and traditional values?

2 of 5
What major sociopolitical change in Ghana parallels the personal change that Esi undergoes over the course of the novel?

3 of 5
What symbol denotes progress, modernity, and independence, while also drawing ironic attention to the stasis of individual women?

4 of 5
What traditional African literary device does Aidoo incorporate as a motif of her novel?

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What object symbolizes Ali's personal attempt to adapt Western customs to an African context?