This research aims to look into the subject of Shikagu (Chicago. 2007), an Egyptian novel written by ``Ala`` al-Aswani. This study has been motivated by the fact that the novel set in the United States includes various characters and unconnected incidents, which makes it difficult for readers to grasp the subject. Therefore, as a first step the sub-themes of the novel that are relatively tangible are chosen as the following. First, Chicago reflects the writer``s strong hope for democratization of Egypt. By showing agony and actions of Egyptian elites with the social consciousness, the novel attempts to make the Egyptian citizens face the realities of life under the dictatorship. Second, Chicago pays attention to why Egyptians immigrated to the United States and the stances toward their homeland, Egypt. Some of them immigrated to the United States dreaming for success; however, others left Egypt keeping resentment or hate toward Egypt. Nevertheless, all of them have not forgotten their identity as Egyptians and realize that they are fated to be connected with their home. Third, the novel analyzes the United States as a supreme power and shows serious problems concerning the American society. Concretely, the novel shows imperialistic attributes of America, its internal social problems, its relationship with Egypt, and the tense atmosphere of American society since 9/11. Then, how can these three sub-themes be combined? The first and the second themes can be integrated to be the subject "the Egyptians`` fate of loving their motherland even under the dictatorship". This subject can be combined with the third sub-theme in that Americans also face imminent crisis despite having democracy. In conclusion, the novel intended to look into the United States as a necessary evil by the Egyptians and observe phases of life managed by Americans and Egyptians there. As a result, the writer makes sure they are all living life of agony and feeling anxious under their individual or national crises.