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Discipline: Ethics

Type of Paper: Discussion Essay

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: MLA

Pages: 1 Words: 275


150 words per summary and 150 words per application. I am using The Moral Compass textbook so no cases from that can be used.

For this Discussion, you will apply either Kohlberg's or Gilligan's theory to a real person or fictional character of your choosing. See example further below. Your goal is to try to determine the person's/character's overall motivation for their actions. Then tell us what step(s)/stage(s) you believe that person/character are in and why. Do not use cases from the textbook for this assignment. You must post first before you will be able to see the posts of your classmates.

Start a New Thread, and for the subject type the person/character you are using. For example, Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock. Then, write two paragraphs, as follows:

Summary (150 words minimum)

If using a real person, provide the article title, link, and date of publication (within the last six months) from a reliable source. Summarize the article and the person you will be analyzing. If using a fictional character, provide a brief summary of the character.

Application (150 words minimum)

Discuss the Kohlberg stage(s) or Gilligan step(s) your person is/was in and why. The WHY/BECAUSE should be detailed and is the most important part!


Summary first and then…

I think Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock is in Kohlberg's second stage, because even though he solves crimes and saves lives he does it to benefit his own needs and his own curiosity. He continually does what is best for him without regard for those around him. He does attempt to protect Watson but I also think his motivation is to benefit himself in some way, since he seems to need Watson to continue his work. He is self-motivated which is characteristic of a stage two person. Etc.