Christian Values in Pinocchio

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In the movie Pinocchio there are several example of the church teaching on conscience. Conscience is the part of a person responsible for determining right and wrong. If you do something wrong your conscience tells you if you do something good your conscience tells you. There was a Woodcarver named Geppetto who wished to have a child of his own. One night he carves a puppet called Pinocchio. He wished that Pinocchio could become a real boy and his wish is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy brought the puppet to life but did not make him a real boy. In order to do this Pinocchio has to prove himself brave, truthful, and unselfish. The fairy then assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's conscience and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy Cricket is on a quest to become Pinocchio?s best friend to help guide him when confronted with temptation.

The two run into problems that longed the process of Pinocchio goal to turn from wood to flesh. In the movie Pinocchio there are different type of conscience?s being used such as Certain Conscience, True Conscience, Erroneous Conscience, Lax Conscience, and Scrupulous Conscience. True conscience indicated the goodness or badness of the moral behavior. True conscience is displayed several times. One time Pinocchio listens to his conscience and goes home but on his way he follows the fox again back to the circus. Another time is when Pinocchio starts to regret not listening to Jiminy Cricket when he is locked up and taked as a prisoner by the circus dude.

Erroneous conscience incorrectly indicates moral choices. In the Movie Erroneous conscience is displayed twice once when Pinocchio chooses to listen to Lanwhick when he tells him to smoke a cigar, Pinocchio is told jiminy cricket that...