THE DIDACTIC IMPLICATIONS OF ANIMALS IN SISWATI PROSE NARRATIVES

Jozi Joseph Thwala, Nkosinathi Macdonald Lusenga

Abstract


The objectives of this article are to textually and didactically analyse the animals’ narratives as a reflection of life. Their oral nature is accompanied by the involvement of visual and audial dimensions. These aspects are spontaneously enforcing and heightening oratory, comprehensive and audience active participation. The social fictions of folktales that are inevitably noted are aetiological function, morality, entertainment, social education and validation of culture. Folktales are multidisciplinary perspectives that are vital for both formal and informal education. They differ according to the nations, but share their significances and functions. Animal tales can share the characteristics of mythology, aetiology, magic, legends and fables, but their major characters remain the animals. Both textual and didactic approaches will complement each other to back up the study.


Keywords


Aetiological function, Audial dimension, Audience participation, Didactical analyses and Morality

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