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Examine the stylistic features in I Will Marry When I Want and comment on how useful such styles are enhancing Ngugi’s fight for the rights of the masses.
This essay talks about stylistic devices in the play Iwill marry when i want by Ngugi wa Thiongo.The play I Will Marry When I Want by Ngugi is a protest literature based on Marxist ideology of uniting the masses in the fight for their rights and topple the ruling class; it is a literary protest aimed at destabilizing the social order in terms of the relationship between social economic classes.
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Table of contents
Background of Ngugi’s play I Will Marry When I Want 1
Use of Gikuyu Language 2
Use of Songs 4
Vernacular/ local languages 7
Allusion ************************* 8
Proverbs ****************** develop these points more – comprehension**** 8
Preview of the essay: Examine the stylistic features in I Will Marry When I Want and comment on how useful such styles are enhancing Ngugi’s fight for the rights of the masses.
In responding to the above question, we will first look at the background of Ngugi’s way of writing, that is, his subject matter and the targeted audiences/readers. We have taken note of the fact that the play originally existed as an oral verse, out of script, and thus had the audience as its target recipients at the inception of the idea; the text only came later as a conservation measure and thus most of the styles employed in the text upon ...
... Community-based theatre Ngugi made that play to be directly relevant to audience members’ lives and concerns, thus leading the masses into a process of deeper understanding and change. The masses in this case were able to recognize the character(s) and their dilemmas and identify with the people portrayed since the issues raised were common to all. This enabled the masses to occasionally join on stage and share their thoughts. And because they could alternate watching and performing, they were able to assess the problems objectively, and in so doing were able to think critically about possible solutions or alternative actions. Ngugi, through his choice of styles, thus succeeded in his fight for the masses in the play I Will Marry When I Want.
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