Who deserves Sidi most in the play The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka?  

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I believe that Baroka deserves to marry Sidi more than Lakunle does in the play The Lion and the Jewel. Initially, Lakunle seems like he has a legitimate excuse not to pay the bride-price because he is opposed to the traditional Yoruba custom, in favor of modern views of marriage. However, at the end of the play, Lakunle uses the custom to manipulate and justify his decision to not pay the bride-price. His initial reasoning for not paying the bride-price was insincere, which is why he does not deserve to have Sidi as his wife. On the other hand, Baroka cunningly devises an ingenious plan to woo Sidi. He is willing to have his reputation tarnished over the false rumors of his impotence in order to marry Sidi. Baroka puts more thought and effort into winning Sidi's heart than Lakunle does which is also why he deserves to have Sidi as his wife.

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