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What are the main themes in the play I Will Marry When I Want by Ngugi wa Thiong'o?

Two very significant themes are introduced in the beginning of the play. They are (1) post-colonial unrest and rebellion and (2) wealth and poverty. These two are undergirt by a third theme, and...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2016 3:06 am UTC

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How is Karl Marx's ideology applied in the play I Will Marry When I Want?

As a distinctly Marxist play, I Will Marry When I Want serves as a Marxist critique of postcolonial society. Set in Kenya, this play comments on the social problems and political corruption in the...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2020 4:13 pm UTC

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Is the title "I Will Marry When I Want" related to the story?

"I will marry when I want; Nobody will force me into it!" states Gathoni, the daughter of the central couple within the play of the same name. That alone should give the reader a strong indication...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 4:29 pm UTC

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How are women portrayed in I Will Marry When I Want?

Women have an interesting portrayal in the controversial play. On one hand, the women have a key role in the drama, and both Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii allude to the fact that women must...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 11:06 am UTC

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Who are the characters in I Will Marry When I Want by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ngugi wa Mirii? This is a study guide...

Kiguunda Kiguunda owns a small plot of land but also depends on the income from working for Kioi. He is proud of his achievements and of his service in the independence movement (Mau Mau). Much of...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019 4:56 pm UTC

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What are some quotes from I Will Marry When I Want by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ngugi wa Mirii? This is a study guide...

Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii use free verse for the play's dialogue. While there is a linear plot structure, the overall organization of the play utilizes numerous songs as well as several...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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What is the ambigious poistion of women in Ngugi's drama I Will Marry When I Want? By "the ambigious position of...

Gathoni's relationship with Muhuuni serves to illustrate how women are represented as having an ambiguous position of veneration and marginalization in I Will Marry When I Want, a line spoken by...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 5:07 am UTC

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Discuss any stylistic features in the play I Will Marry When I Want.

One of the most notable features in I Will Marry When I Want is that the play is written in verse. In addition, it extensively employs songs and dances, and it features a chorus. Several of the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 4:17 am UTC

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What are the themes in I Will Marry When I Want by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ngugi wa Mirii? This is a study guide question...

The play I Will Marry When I Want takes place in independent Kenya a few years after British rule ends. Although the Kenyan people are politically liberated, they experience continued social...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 5:21 am UTC

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Who is Gathoni in Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii's play I Will Marry When I Want?

Gathoni is the beautiful daughter of Kiguunda and Wangeci. Her mother, Wangeci, has kept her home and has never sent her to school so that she can work picking coffee and tea. Gathoni surprises her...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2017 12:42 pm UTC

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Is "I Will Marry When I Want" still applicable in the contemporary world?

While not all of the themes in the Kenyan play "I Will Marry When I Want" may resound with all modern readers, there are others that are extremely relevant today. The play has a strong political...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 3:43 am UTC

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