Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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How does Death and the King's Horseman increase cultural awareness?

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Soyinka in this play presents his audience with two very different and, apparently, opposed world views. The Yoruba world view presents a view of life that is cyclical by nature and where life is an ongoing process, with death not being the end that Western culture considers it to be. This is exemplified by the idea that unborn children are actually former ancestors waiting to be born into the world again. However, this play does present Western culture...

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