Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
by John Steptoe
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is about self-enhancement and morality . The genre of the story is Mythology/folktale, the setting is Historical, and the heritage is African.
Manyara and Nyasha are two beautiful daughters, but Manyara is cruel and vain while Nyasha is loving and selfless. One day they learn the king seeks a wife, and though Manyara is determined to be queen, she is revealed to be a selfish person, while Nyasha proves herself worthy of the throne.
Moral reasoning in the story focuses on concern for relationships and concern for law and order.
The theme of the story is Treat all things with equal kindness.
The story is sometimes rude.
There is stereotyped male sex role and stereotyped female sex role in the story.
- Altruism/Unselfish care for others
- Hard work
- Ruthless/Do anything to get your way
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.