Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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Who proves to be the hero of the book and why? Which scenes or quotes support this?

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Elesin is the tragic hero in this story.  Although the play is based on a true story, Elesin is a tragic hero because he dies to succeed in his mission: committing suicide to join his king.

According to local custom in Nigeria, Elesin must commit suicide after the king dies, so the king will not be alone.  He considers this a thing of...

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