Rudolph was Bullied
In the movie, “Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer,” we find out that Donner was his father. Rudolph was hurt by the other reindeers that bullied him . Eventually, he ran away. Imagine coming to school every day and being bullied!
Here is the song. Look at the words that tell of the dreadful bullying that Rudolph suffered. I have put human pictures of bullying. I hope you will see how Rudolph or kids feel.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You’ll go down in history”
What do You Think? Please answer these questions.
1. Is it bullying when the other reindeer laugh and call Rudolph names?
2. Is it bullying and unkind when they would not let Rudolph play with them?
3. Can you act like Santa and see that a kid that is different can have special gifts and talents?
It seems that Rudolph was a different reindeer because he had a red nose that seemed to glow. I think you will agree with me that Rudolph could not help the fact that he had a red nose. And I think you will agree that it was cruel to hurt Rudolph just because he was different.
This is NOT just a Christmas Song!
This is a song that tell us all year long that bullying someone because he or she is different is wrong. As it turns out, Rudolph’s difference was a special gift that no one noticed at first. It was a difference that made it possible for Santa to bring toys to others.
When the reindeers realized that they had bullied Rudolph and that his difference was special, they put love in their hearts. Let us do this every day and say a big “NO” to bullying someone because he or she is different.
Let us decide what we have in common with someone who is different.