This, in itself, will demand moral integrity rooted in authentic cultural value and greater responsibility on the part of the superstructure of culture most people of igbo extraction are worried at the alarming rate of social ills bedevilling the igbo nation. It will integrate the positive igbo moral values into christianity making it possible for the igbo-christian moral identity for, if a people lose their culture, their identity is gone forever to facilitate this integration, specific suggestions and solutions have been made in the treatise . The moral essence of elders shows that the stage for moral order, unity and solidarity in igbo society begins during the lifetime of elders, ie before their transition into ancestry an elder who is a lineage head can invoke ancestors ( ndi ichie ) against refractory kinsmen.
Family values are the foundation for how children grow, are taught and supported traditional family values are usually passed on from one generation to the next, giving children the structure and boundaries in which to function and thrive. Moral values are the standards of good and evil, which govern an individual's behavior and choices individual's morals may derive from society and government, religion, or self when moral values derive from society and government they, of necessity, may change as the laws and morals of the. The culture of the igbos finds expressions in their agriculture, intellectual reasoning, moral values, dresses, foods, kinship, marriage and languages how culture survives depends in the people's capacity to learn and transmit it to succeeding generations.
The igbo community of western nigeria, as reflected in chinua achebe's novel things fall apart, are: patriarchal: it is a male-dominated society status is defined by the male: titles taken. The igbo society was characterized by, a deep spirit of communalism, which involved a sense of concern in other people's affa irs, where problems and responsibilities were shared and shouldered by all. Introduction for many writers, the theme of a novel is the driving force of the book during its creation even if the author doesn't consciously identify an intended theme, the creative process is directed by at least one controlling idea — a concept or principle or belief or purpose significant to the author.
Music is an integral part of igbo culture replaced core moral values in present times behavioral patterns among nigerian youths today indicate that the level. Igbo lifestyle is highly stylized, from its ritual speech to the actions performed for certain ceremonies most of these formalized interactions occur in an attempt to show respect to some external being - another man, an ancestral spirit, or a god respect and knowledge of one's role in society. The culture of the igbos finds expressions in their agriculture, intellectual reasoning, moral values, dresses, foods, kinship, marriages and languages the culture of the igbos modify the thoughts, speech, actions and artifacts of the igbos so much that the igbos are easily distinguished from other ethnic groups. Igbo art is known for various types of masquerade, masks and outfits symbolizing people, animals or abstract conceptions igbo art is also known for its bronze castings found in the town of igbo ukwu from the 9th century. The primordial igbo personality is subsumed in a world view of metaphysical reality in which god, as the supreme being, plays a central role the construction of the model igbo personality starts with an adequate appreciation of the communal role of the individual in maintaining societal balance, peace, prosperity and moral transparency.
The stronger and more headstrong and confident you are the higher you will be within such a society have the more titles important values are to the tribe that he. That the igbo are rapidly undergoing serious moral degeneration t his study has descriptively and analytically articulated the trend of this moral decadence in igboland and has scholarly presented its findings, contributions. Moral values are defined as standards of what is right and wrong which governs the behaviour of an individual one's moral values can come from family, society, religion or self. This article examines the question of morality in a non‐westernized african society drawing from igbo cosmology from oral tradition, literary records and observation, the article, through the lens of ethical relativism, mirrors morality as a timeless definition of humanity influenced by locality.
The novel things fall apart by chinua achebe describes the culture of the ibo, an ethnic group that reside in south-east nigeria, and the conflicts and challenges they face when europeans arrive and attempt to colonize their society. Our choice of the igbo culture here is, as we said earlier, to serve as an example or metaphor for our discussion on the nature of moral thinking in the traditional african society a debate concerning the nature of moral thinking in traditional societies has long dominated the scholarship of ethical thinkers and social anthropologists alike. Ity with the language and life pattern, i have decided to choose the igbo race similarly, if these moral values are defined code of morality in igbo society.