Personification in selected Kikiga fables.
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This work outlines the results of examining personification in selected Kikiga fables. The overall purpose of this research was to examine the reality about human beings who are represented by the animal characters in the fables. It therefore analyses, character and characterization in selected Kikiga fables, the different human behaviors in society which are clearly portrayed by the personified characters, and the lessons that should be learnt by the audience. The topic of study came up from the fact that many people especially the young do not pay the best attention to the purpose of fables. They look at fables as mainly a way of entertainment, and give less attention to what is actually being communicated yet they are supposed to get the message clearly for example getting to know the different behaviours of people around and how they can fight against those that are undesirable. The study was conducted in Kabale district where the majority Bakiga live and was carried out using qualitative methods of research. Data was analyzed manually and that basically entailed analyzing the characterization, human behaviors and lessons in the selected Kikiga fables. It was concluded that all the Kikiga fables expose some common undesirable behaviors in society which we must all be aware of.