1. What does Olunde mean when he tells Elesin, "I have no father, eater of left-overs"? What is the significance of this line?
2. Who or what stops Elesin from transitioning to the realm of the ancestors at the proper moment? What is the significance to the community of this failure?
3. What is the central conflict of this play?
4. Soyinka goes to great pains to warn would-be producers against a "clash of cultures" interpretation? Why does Soyinka argue that such an interpretation is not only incorrect but impossible?
Please be ready to finish discussion of this play when we next meet, on Friday, 2/12.