Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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Please comment on some important quotes from Death and the King's Horseman.

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There are a number of very important quotes in this play that could be discussed in response to this question. One important quote comes in Scene Two, and occurs when Pilkings, talking about the natives, refers to them as "Sly, devious bastards." This is made even worse by the way that he says this in front of his house boy, Joseph, who is one of those "natives" he is refering to. This quote speaks volumes of the arrogance of the whites in this play, and this is something that is supported in Scene 4 when Olunde makes the following observation about whites:

You believe that everything which appears to make...

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