Horton Hears a Who Essay

Topics: World view, Horton Hears a Who!, Dr. Seuss Pages: 4 (807 words) Published: May 24, 2014
CWV 101
November 23, 2013
Professor Matthew Hampton
Horton Hears A Who!
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! is a 2008 computer animated adventurous and comedy filmed based on the book that was published in 1954 entitled with the same name. This movie is about an elephant who hears cries for help on a tiny speck of dust that floats past Horton while he is in the pool. In this paper, I will clarify what worldviews are represented in the movie. I will explain what characters were true to their worldview. I will explain what obstacles deterred the characters from living out their worldview. I will explain my mental, emotional, and spiritual reactions that I encountered towards the movie. Lastly I will explain the worldview that I agree with that was represented in the movie. In the movie “Horton Hears A Who!” there are two different worldviews that I recognized. The worldview that was displayed the most was Christian worldview. Horton and the Mayor of Whoville never gave up on each other. They truly believed and trusted in one another. Horton was Godlike in the movie and the people on the speck were like the people on earth. Horton stands strong on his belief, “A person’s a person, no matter how small!” Kangaroo displayed a worldview of Atheism, because she believed, “If you can’t see, hear, or feel it, it does not exist!” This movie is a great example of how the world is today in relations to being a Christian and believing in higher power or being an atheist and believing in natural happenings. Horton was a role model and teacher for the children of the jungle. When he connected with the speck, Kangaroo did not believe in him. She made fun of him and persuaded the jungle animals to turn against him. Morton the mouse was the only friend in the jungle that believed in him. The Mayor of Whoville also believed in him due to the seasonal changes that were taking place on the speck throughout the movie. The scientist, Dr. LaRue,...

References: J. Siergey (Producer), & J. Hayward, S. Martino (Directors). (March 14,2008). Horton Hears A Who!. USA: Blue Sky Studios & 20th Century Fox
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