The reminisces of Kĩgũũnda and Wangeci's wedding, along with the Christian one they imagine for themselves, are both very important pieces of imagery because they contrast the different cultures of traditional Kenya and Western-influenced Kenya.
The climax of the play
The climax of the play, in which Kĩgũũnda threatens a cowering Kĩoi and then, in turn, is menaced and shot with a gun by Jezebel, is a vivid scene and one that takes the theme of the oppression of the poor by the rich to an extreme degree.
Kĩgũũnda and Wangeci's hut is described in detail in the stage design notes, and almost all of the action takes place within it. The walls and their various adornments of title-deed or Christian platitude, along with the type of furniture that is in it, signify much about the mindset of the two main characters. Its closeness is indicative of their poverty, but also of their intimacy and their valuing of what they have as opposed to avariciousness.
The songs and dances
All of the songs and dances are memorable images because they move the narrative beyond the temporal and spatial events of the play. The presence of dancers, soloists, and choruses on stage is unlikely to be something that the audience forgets.
I Will Marry When I Want Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for I Will Marry When I Want is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
At the heart of this story is the post- colonial class struggle between the peasant class and rich Kenyans who work with white Europeans to subjugate the poor. Although colonies are no longer prevalent, class struggle is. The rich taking advantage...
I really don't know what the marriage and custom laws are of Kenya today. I expect that a woman's right to chose her husband would be a major theme. You can easily look those up. This article might help as well,
The play has a rather mixed agenda on gender. Gĩcaamba pays lip service to the idea that gender equality must be an important component of their revolution and they must appreciate women's contributions. On the other hand, the play reinforces a...