Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
by Ed Young
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China is about prudence, a series of events, and imagination. The genre of the story is Mythology/folktale, the setting is Realistic, and the heritage is Asian.
Three girls are left alone when the mother leaves to visit their Po Po. A wolf tricks the girls into letting him in by pretending to be their Po Po. The girls figure this out and end up killing the wolf.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on self concern and self concern.
The theme of the story is If you keep your wits when in danger, you can survive and triumph.
Violence in the story is presented as positive and negative, it is not graphic, and rewarded always. Harm to other living things is acceptable with justification and focuses on outside family or group.
There is stereotyped age differences and stereotyped levels of intelligence in the story.
- Includes others
- Unreflective/Don't think of consequences of actions
- Ruthless/Do anything to get your way
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.