Song and Dance Man
by Karen Ackerman
Song and Dance Man is about self-enhancement and a series of events . The genre of the story is Comedy, the setting is Contemporary and Realistic, and the heritage is North American.
Grandpa opens up his old chest of saved goods and returns to his old days as a song and dance man on the vaudeville stage. In the turn, he relearns--and teaches his grandchildren--the value of staying young at heart.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on concern for relationships.
The theme of the story is Family and loved ones are more important than fame.
There is stereotyped age differences in the story.
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.