Human cruelty would bring an end to the horses. Do not mistreated animals because it will give negative effect to the owner. No - Your morals come from your values.
There is a passion evident in her writing, more than likely created by her sense of urgency in communicating a lesson she felt compelled to deliver to the world before dying.
Messages against animal cruelty are paramount, of course, but there is also other subtle moralizing going on here, making some of the reading, in contemporary times, a little hard to swallow.
The good characters, for instance, are very, very good, and the few others who do not match this mold are totally and mercilessly corrupt. So what then is the appeal? Why does this story still engage its modern audience far removed from the times and social issues that plagued the world of the nineteenth century?
And one way that Sewell attempts to do this is to make the animals in her story appear more human. She wanted her audience to look at animals as creatures who had thoughts and feelings; rather than seeing them as if they were machines, created to do the work that humans were incapable of doing on their own.
Little or no thought was rendered by horse owners as to the effect that their cruelty was having on the physical and mental attitude of their animals. Another thing that Sewell does in order to open the hearts of her readers is to tell her story through the eyes of a beautiful and sensitive horse.
The horse, although he is never made into a cartoon character who talks, does, however, speak his mind in this story. He does so through what might be called his intended thoughts, which he is able to share with other animals. In this way, Sewell makes Black Beauty appear human in his reactions and emotions.
This is not a talking-horse gimmick, however, because Black Beauty never exposes his thoughts to the human characters in the novel, except through his gestures, which any horse might make—a nudging with his nose, a neigh, a tossing of his head.
In this way, Sewell arouses more sympathy or empathy for her protagonist; and this is seen most evidently in children who hear or read the story of Black Beauty. Not only does Sewell provide an avenue into the mind and heart of her protagonist through his thoughts, she also gives her readers quite an extensive biography of Black Beauty.
Readers are introduced to him shortly after he is born. There is even mention of his lineage, supplied not just to give readers an account of his pedigree, but to place Black Beauty in a family—to connect him to a mother and father.
This provides a subtle reference for young readers. Black Beauty does not just appear out of nowhere. He is not just a horse, he is also a son and a grandson. His mother was, at one time, pregnant with him, just as children have been told that their mothers once carried them.
This also provides Black Beauty with a history, which adds more depth to his character. Beginning a story in this way especially grabs the imagination of children, who are still very much attached to their parents.
For example, they associate with the feelings of Black Beauty as he plays in the field as a young colt. And Sewell masterfully intensifies these feelings when she provides a playground setting for horses, that is and even includes a neighborhood bully who throws stones at the young colts.
Young readers, once again, are pulled into the story through these details. Every schoolyard has a bully, so every child can connect with the young colt as he faces this challenge.
This master represents a sense of security for children reading this book.
They would like to believe that at every moment that they are challenged by a bully, they too would be protected by some powerful master. She is represented as The entire section is 2, words.Black Beauty Graphic Novel: Moral Values 1.
Be kind to the animal · We should be kind and understanding towards the animal feeling because they could also suffer if 5/5(1). The world isn’t black and white—there are a lot of gray areas.
This is good because it means there are a lot of topics you can choose from. 14 Moral Argumentative Essay Topics.
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Black’s law dictionary puts it “Law, in its generic sense, is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force. Examine the debate as to whether the law should reflect moral values, and discuss issues, which show the. Black Beauty study guide contains a biography of Anna Sewell, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
If the source of someone’s moral concern for animals is that she read Black Beauty as a child, I am not saying that we should promote reading Black Beauty as a means of advocating animal rights. Indeed, there are plenty of people who read Black Beauty as children and who did not become vegans.
Black Beauty - This beautifully illustrated book of black icons that have dazzled us throughout history, carefully examines how African Americans gradually conformed their ideas of black beauty to the standards set forth by the early European settlers.