Thematic Analysis/Review of Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not to Blame

Oberiri Destiny Apuke


The study analysed some of the Themes in Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not to Blame. The study analysed the following themes; fate/destiny, this is about the destiny of the main character of the book, Odewale, who was predicted at birth to kill his father and marry his mother. Another most noteworthy theme that revolves the play is mistaken identity, ODEWALE was full of ignorance thereby thinking he was an Ijekun man and that the people he stayed with was his real parents. Other noteworthy theme as unveiled by the thematic analysis is that of price of disobedience and heroism among others.



Odewale; Ola Rotimi; The Gods Are Not to Blame; Fate/destiny; Ignorance

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Rotimi, O. (1971) Gods are not to blame. London: Oxford University Press.



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