Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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Are Elesin's final actions before the ritual suicide, procrastination? Is there textual evidence that supports the idea that he didn't want to die?

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I actually do think that Elesin wanted to kill himself.  He also was naturally a little conflicted about it.  Who would really want to die?  He tries to live life while he can, and so he marries for one night. 


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