International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

A Comperative Analysis of Virtue- Based Content for Youth in Two Epics in Swahili: Siraji and Adili
Ms Jackline Gwako, Prof. Rayya Timammy, Dr. Hezron Mogambi

This paper analyses morals to the boychild that are espoused in the Siraji and Adili epics. In this paper, we were guided by the moral theory that aims at using literary works in solving societal problems and generating a cohesive society. This paper aimed at discussing how the composers of these epics - Kijumwa and Robert – in Siraji and Adili respectively addressed the morality issue in young men. We have also compared and contrasted how the two poets, Kijumwa and Robert, addressed the morality issue in their epics and we have thus finally established their points of agreement and departures. After research that entailed reading and analyzing the two epics – Siraji and Adili- we have noted that we were right in our claim that both Kijumwa and Robert have discussed issues of morality among the young men and that they have agreed and differed in one way or the other. Finally, it was noted that these two epics are closely thematically related as the two composers, Kijumwa and Robert, have linked the morality issues with the Islamic religious teachings. It is for the reason that we have analysed our data by providing further evidence from Siraji and Adili as well as the Holy Quran. Furthermore, the paper notes that the points of departure in articulation of the morality issues between these two poets are borne of their own opinions and experiences in life dependent on the environments they interacted with.

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