by Marc Brown
Arthur (series) is about morality |. The genre of the story is Cartoon/comic, the setting is Contemporary.
Arthur wants to get a puppy so he starts his own pet sitting business to prove to his parents that he is responsible. He gets in a little over his head but is able to handle it. In the end, one of the dogs he is watching has puppies and he is allowed to keep one of them as a reward.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on self concern, self concern, concern for relationships, and concern for fair process.
The theme of the story is Hard work and being responsible will bring rewards
- Hard work
- Self discipline
- Excludes others
- 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.