Synthesis of characterization and morality in folk tales.
Munaba, Sharon Gertrude
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Characterization in moral lessons about hard work in selected folktales among the Bagwere culture is a study aimed at establishing the role of governments participatory in developing the Bagwere folk tales in Uganda. This is based on the motive of promoting Hard work among the citizens starting with the growing children. There is a need to instil good morals in the children to work very hard in order to achieve great things in life. This research was guided by three study objectives and implied research questions namely; the activities and services provided by the traditional leaders and the essence of enhancing intellectual development in children. The research was based on six parts under which folktales were grouped in twos, seeking to answer some three-research questions and these parts were described as: “How do the different characters in folktales lead to the development of children’s morality?” How do children differentiate between the good and bad characters in the folktales? Which kind of moral lessons boost a child understands to intellectual development? The research explored the Bagwere society within different localities, involving interactions with them through interviews, questionnaires and enjoying the folktales being told by different people in their homes who managed to willingly contribute to the availing of their burning and most loved folktales. In this case, I also managed to find out what different people say about the current situation of the COVID 19 pandemic. This was not part of the research but there was a link with the moral lessons in the folktales that were being told to me. How is the Mugwere man deep in the village of Kebula containing the spread of the Corona virus? A study on determining the impact of these tales on the intellectual development of children was carried out on a sample of adults aged between 26-70 years of age. The choice was made following the testimonies and experience gained by these people. They had a lot to speak about their past years and how they have lived to make many years as observed. This research would not be so effective if done with young children who are still in the process of being told the stories and their development, which is still taking form. Specific methods were employed to carry out these research and they include; Collection of data about the folktales through the use of questionnaires, Interviewing people physically, Performance recording, Non-participant