Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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Whose tragedy is Death and the King's Horsemen?

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Yes, Elesin is a tragic character.  As the now-dead king's "horseman" he is expected to committ suicide in loyalty to his former leige.  Here is an excerpt from the character page at eNotes (link below):

The play opens on the evening of Elesin’s last day of life; at midnight he will die. He says...

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