Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
Make Way for Ducklings is about self-enhancement, prudence, and a series of events. The genre of the story is Cartoon/comic, the setting is Contemporary and Realistic, and the heritage is Hispanic/Latino.
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard find a place to raise their ducklings. The family benefits from the kindness of policemen as they make their way to a new home.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on self concern, concern for relationships, and concern for law and order.
The theme of the story is It takes a community to raise a family
There is stereotyped female sex role in the story.
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
The 4 Component Model
- Ethical Sensitivity - Evidence of concern for others and awareness of the consequences of one's actions.
- Ethical Judgment - Shows characters deliberating about ethical choices.
- Ethical Focus - Addresses the ethical demand in the situation, prioritizing moral goals and responsibilities over selfish interests.
- Ethical Action - Has a character who takes several steps to reach a moral goal and perseveres to complete the ethical action.