This question is based on Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel.
The central theme of the play is the
The central theme of Wole Soyinka's play The Lion and the Jewel is the clash between tradition and modernity. The play presents a struggle between the old way of life represented by the village of Ilunjunle and the modern way of life represented by the city. It also explores the conflict between those who want to maintain tradition and those who want to embrace modernity. The play ultimately shows that both the old and the new have something to offer, and that progress must come through a synthesis of the two.