- Section 2: Building Knowledge: Sharing Inferences in a Whole Class Discussion
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Creating Tension by Comparing the Yoruba and British Views of African Colonialism

Unit 9: Death and the King's Horseman
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze how the parallel plots in create tension by using textual evidence to distinguish the Yoruba and British colonial perspectives in Death and the King's Horseman.

Big Idea: Students compare and contrast how the oppressed react to the oppressor to create tension in the text.

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English / Language Arts, textual evidence, author's purpose, Death and the King's Horseman, African Literature, post, Wole Soyinka, character development, text structures
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