by Steven Kellogg
Pecos Bill is about self-enhancement and descriptive of causes . The genre of the story is Mythology/folktale and Action/Adventure, the setting is Historical, and the heritage is North American.
Pecos Bill was raised by a pack of coyotes until a Texan takes Bill under his wing. Bill invents lassos and rodeos, tames the wildest horse, and is eventually reunited with his family.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on self concern, concern for relationships, and concern for law and order.
The theme of the story is Be ready for whatever life brings your way.
There is stereotyped male sex role, stereotyped female sex role, stereotyped social class, and stereotyped culture/race/ethnicity/nationality in the story.
- Hard work
- Self confidence
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
- Destructive to environment/Ecocidal
- Unreflective/Don't think of consequences of actions
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.