Certain characters play double roles in A Dance of the Forests. Does this have any significance?
The characters who play double roles in A Dance of the Forests include the Forest Head and Obaneji, and Rola and Madame Tortoise. By drawing connections between past and present and the supernatural and natural realms, the author emphasizes the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life and the importance of traditional culture for modern Nigeria. The capricious nature of life is also stressed through the actions of Eshuoro, a trickster, who mixes up the identities.