Wole Soyinka Writing Styles in Death and the King's Horsemen

This Study Guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Death and the King's Horsemen.
This section contains 340 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Death and the King's Horsemen Study Guide

Point of View

Wole Soyinka has written "Death and the King's Horseman" in the third-person omniscient perspective when it comes to setting scenes or events. However, Soyinka chooses first-person limited-omniscient perspective when it comes to the characters in the play actually speaking. This is done for a few different reasons. The first is that the third-person omniscient perspective in terms of narration allows the reader context within the greater historical situation of the play. Because it is a play, no one else can speak for the characters but themselves, hence the first-person perspective from each of the characters as they speak. The limited omniscient factor of this perspective allows the reader the understanding that events are unfolding as they are being read, and the readers know only as much as the characters.

Language and Meaning

Wole Soyinka tells his play "Death and the King's Horseman" in language that...

(read more)

This section contains 340 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Death and the King's Horsemen Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Death and the King's Horsemen from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook