Monday, April 28

Horton Hears A Who

I like the animated film. it is full of lessons about life.:)

The synopsis: The movie tells the story of Horton the Elephant who, on the fifteenth of May in the Jungle of Nool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. It turns out the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called "Whoville", inhabited by microscopic-sized inhabitants known as Whos. (From Wikipedia)

The Whos ask Horton (who, though he cannot see them, is able to hear them quite well) to protect them from harm, to which Horton happily obliges, proclaiming throughout the book that "a person's a person, no matter how small". In doing so he is ridiculed and forced into a cage by the other animals in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear. His chief tormentors are Vlad Vladikoff, the Wickersham Brothers and the Sour Kangaroo, and the small kangaroo in her pouch. Horton tells the Whos that they need to make themselves heard to the other animals, lest they end up being boiled in "Beezelnut Oil", which they finally accomplish. The Whos finally make themselves heard by ensuring that all members of their society play their part. In the end it is a "very small shirker named Jo-Jo" whose final addition to the volume creates enough lift for the jungle to hear the sound, thus reinforcing the moral of "a person's a person no matter how small."

Now convinced of the Whos' existence, Horton's neighbors vow to help him protect the tiny community.

Lessons learned:

- A person is a person, no matter how small he is.
- We must not degrade anybody surrounding us, especially ourselves. No matter how small we are in our eyes and in the eyes of others, we are persons. We deserve respect, trust and love.
- Do not think that you are greater nor lesser than somebody. It would make you feel bitter.
- Love and trust yourself, you deserve it.
- Once you made a promise, do it.:)

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