Day 3

I Will Marry When I Want Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Gĩcaamba is the most articulate voice of the class struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat throughout the play. What does he have to say about this struggle in this scene?

    In this act, Gĩcaamba, and occasionally his wife, details the various abuses of the Kenyan elite, especially as manifested by Kĩoi, the fat-cat capitalist and Christian. He compares the situation to a cat-and-mouse game, whereas Njooki tries to implore Kĩgũũnda and Wangeci to consider that the rich and poor are so far apart that the gulf can never be bridged; thus, it would be unwise for them to think that Gathoni could possibly marry John (an opinion borne out by fact later in the...

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