How does the idea of cultural relativism play an important role in understanding and interpreting the play?
Which events of the play are set in a public place? Why does Soyinka do this?
What does morality have to do with the decision making process of Pilkings? Explain your reasoning using in-text citations.
Are Elesin's character traits problematic for the role he must play in the universe of the Yoruban people? Why or why not?
How does Elesin's love of the Marketplace work to symbolize his love and appreciation for life? Explain using in-text citations.
Pilkings and Elesin are similar in many more ways than are directly visible to either of them. Explain the similarities that lie between Elesin and Pilkings and postulate as to why Soyinka would have chosen to add that particular element to the story.
Soyinka clearly had many purposes for introducing this play to the...
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