Another colonial official; Pilkings refers to him as Bob at several points. He attends closely to the prince and seems to have a solid relationship with Pilkings, as he offers Pilkings extra soldiers when Pilkings goes to arrest Elesin. The aide-de-camp cares deeply for others, but only when those others are English. He's extremely rude to Olunde and suggests that the natives become too full of themselves as soon as they start to embrace Western culture.
The Aide-de-Camp Character Timeline in Death and the King’s Horseman
The timeline below shows where the character The Aide-de-Camp appears in Death and the King’s Horseman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...now. Jane screams that Olunde is callous, unfeeling, and just like the other "savages." The aide-de-camp rushes out when he hears Jane crying and tries to comfort her. Olunde tries to... (full context)
...Olunde's line of sight, jumps when he notices Olunde, and sends Jane to fetch the aide-de-camp. She runs away, and Olunde tells Pilkings that while he appreciates what he tried to... (full context)
...king will wander among enemies. Iyaloja asks Pilkings to let Elesin release their king. The aide-de-camp races in with news that there's a group of women chanting on the hill. Jane... (full context)