Based on the novel you have read, write about the moral values you learnt from this novel. Give examples to support your answer.
· State at least 2 moral values
· Give an example for each moral value stated
· Describe and elaborate the examples
Note: In order to earn Band A marks, you should have detailed
development of the examples or events.
I read the novel, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. I have learnt a lot of moral values from this novel such as, being brave and kind.
The first moral value is being brave. The best example in this novel is when the children saved the train. One day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie. This event has shown how brave the children were and they should be sampled by other children.
The second moral value is being kind. One good example of such is when The children asked to have the cakes on Thursday. They wanted to make a birthday tea for Perks. Peter wanted to ask everybody in the village to help them give Perks a nice birthday. On Thursday, the children went around to collect presents the people had promised. At three o’clock, the children took the presents and the pram to Perks’ house. When Perks came home and saw the pram and the presents, he was angry. He thought people would laugh at him for being poor and needing their things. Bobbie explained that the people wanted to give him the presents because they liked him. Perks calmed down. He was glad that his neighbours thought so kindly of him. By being kind, the children had made Perks happy.
The children have shown good moral values in this novel and they should be taken as role models.