by Donald Hall
Ox-Cart Man is about self-enhancement, morality, and a series of events. The genre of the story is Action/Adventure and Drama, the setting is Historical and Realistic, and the heritage is European.
The Ox-Cart man walks to town to sell the wares that his family produced over the last year. His success begins the process of production again, as the family prepares for next year's "loading of the ox cart."
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on self concern and concern for law and order.
The theme of the story is The circle of life continues every year.
There is stereotyped male sex role and stereotyped social class in the story.
- Hard work
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
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.