How is Sidi presented throughout Wole Soyinka's play The Lion and the Jewel?

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Sidi is portrayed as a naive, beautiful young woman who is rather conceited and vain throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, Sidi is open to the possibility of marrying the village school teacher, Lakunle. After she learns that her image is displayed throughout a foreign magazine, she becomes conceited and believes that she is the most prestigious individual in the village of Ilujinle. She cherishes her physical appearance and begins to make fun of the Bale by calling him old and ugly. When Lakunle and Sadiku attempt to humble Sidi and talk some sense into her, Sidi ignores and ridicules them. After Sadiku tells Sidi that Baroka is impotent, Sidi decides to mock Baroka to his face and visits his palace. Sidi is depicted as being ignorant and simple because she does not think her actions through. Baroka is able to seduce Sidi by telling Sidi that he will put her image on every stamp leaving Ilujinle. Sidi is fascinated with the idea of becoming even more famous and willingly sleeps with Baroka. Following her interaction with the Bale, Sidi decides to marry Baroka instead of Lakunle. Her decision to marry Baroka reflects her affinity for traditional Yoruba culture.

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