The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
The Three Pigs is about morality and imagination . The genre of the story is Comedy, Action/Adventure, Cartoon/comic, and Mythology/folktale, the setting is Fantasy, and the heritage is North American.
In this revisitation of the Three Little Pigs, the pigs escape the storyline when the wolf blows down their houses. They visit other fairytale stories and eventually bring their friends home to live in their still-standing brick house.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on concern for relationships.
The theme of the story is If you look hard enough, there is always a solution to every difficult problem
Violence in the story is presented as humorous, it is not graphic, and rewarded never. Harm to other living things is unacceptable and focuses on outside family or group.
There is stereotyped ability differences in the story.
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
- Hard work
- Includes others
- Ruthless/Do anything to get your way
- 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.