The Question and Answer section for Death and the King’s Horseman is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Life and death, and the relationship between the two, permeate the text. The entire ritual is concerned with the passage from one state into anther, and Elesin's great failure is that he cannot properly make that journey. There is an honor and...
I'm not sure what your question here is.
Pilkings is at fault for Elesin's incapability to fulfill his duty.