A Friend Will Come See You (1967) by Driss Chraibi: Reading Notes

We will try to examine in this article how Driss Chraibi perceives the problems of marriage in a Western society where television and advertising have ended up stifling all the desires of women. If the theme of marriage may seem like a banal subject, the insight given by Chraibi in A Friend Will Come See You, (1967) is interesting in so far as it concerns a foreigner's point of view on a Western society different from his in many ways. On the other hand, the author has attempted to question the problems of women and marriage by relating them to the pernicious role that television plays in a highly industrialized society.