by Arthur Yorinks
Hey, Al is about self-enhancement, morality, and imagination. The genre of the story is Comedy, Action/Adventure, and Cartoon/comic, the setting is Contemporary and Fantasy, and the heritage is North American.
When Al and Eddie tire of their relentless struggle to survive on the West Side, they are carted away by a magical bird to a paradise. They change their minds when they turn into birds themselves, and race home to learn that "paradise lost is sometimes heaven found."
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on concern for relationships and concern for law and order.
The theme of the story is Be thankful for what you have in life.
There is stereotyped social class in the story.
- Hard work
- Altruism/Unselfish care for 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.