|제목||응구기의 울지 마, 아이야에 나타난 여성관|
The purpose of this study is to examine womens multi-dimensional oppression in Ngugi wa Thinongs first novel. The female characters seem to be marginalised by the critics in colonized Kenya. In this study, the female figures of the novel are focused on and analyzed in the idea of romantic love, which more than anything else has fettered women to patriarchal relations. The bourgeoisie employed the ideology of romantic love for the use of violence to exploit and take advantage of the women in the colonized country. This means womens labour is considered a natural resource, freely available like air and water. Ngugi portrays female characters as victims of colonialism and patriarchy, mothers, oppressed figures, and also freedom fighters. In the novel, Nyokabi is depicted to be clever enough to educate her son, Njoroge, although she is abusively exploited and ignored by the men of patriarchal system and Kikuyus traditional rules in colonized society. This narrative is highly recommended because we can follow womens history in it.