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The Trials Of Brother Jero

Soyinka captures worldwide issues by using a West African setting. The satirical message in the text is conveyed through ridiculing of the vice and follies of the contemporary Nigeria society via religious institution. His fictive output belongs to the horatian mode of satire which ridicules the follies with the intention of correcting society. Through symbolism, comedy and irony, the aberrant and corrupt nature of our religious leaders are exposed. Moral decadence, prevalent in the society is also dealt with. The text centre around a bar beach prophet Jero who pretends to be a true prophet but in the actual sense, he is a cheat, a rogue, and in fact the devil’s incarnate. As the play unfolds Soyinka presents prophet Jero…