Nnamabia's parents

Outer characterization

Nnamabia’s parents are important characters in the short story “Cell One” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The father is a college professor, while the mother’s job is not mentioned. When it comes to their physical appearance, we know that Nnamabia resembles his mother: “Nnamabia looked just like my mother—he had her fair complexion and large eyes, and a generous mouth that curved perfectly”. Apart from Nnamabia, they also have a daughter, who is younger than him. While they do have a higher social status, we do not know if they are exactly wealthy since, when Nnamabia fakes the break-in, we are told that his mother’s jewels were “the only thing of value in the house”.

Inner characterization

Both parents spoil their son, Nnamabia, whose difficult behav...

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