Analysis Of Dr. Seuss's 'The Lorax'

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All of Dr. Seuss’ children books have one thing in common; teaching the readers a valuable lesson. For example, think about his popular book The Cat in The Hat, the kids welcome the cat in to their house and the cat ends up destroying the house and making a huge mess. The lesson hidden within this story is to be careful who you invite in to your life, they may cause big problems. Dr. Seuss is a very unique author; he successfully wrote children’s books with lessons within them that most adults never understand. Dr. Seuss knew that in order to change the world you need to help the younger generation understand the importance in doing the right thing, show respect to everyone around you, never be greedy, know your opinion matters, and stand up …show more content…
Seuss’ book, The Lorax is a story about a little boy (Ted) and his effort to find a tree. He lives in a world that has to pay for clean air because all of their trees and plants are artificial and just for decoration. Ted, and everyone else in the town of Thneedville, has lived without trees the majority of their life so they know no different. When the girl of his dreams tells him about real trees that used to grow all over, he decides to find one for her. Ted travels outside of town and finds The Once-ler. Ted explains to the Once-ler that he wants a tree, the Once-ler tells Ted the story of what happened to all the trees. The Once-ler was the reason the trees disappeared. He created this amazing product, the Thneed, but was in search for the perfect material to make his thneed out of. The Once-ler comes across a truffula trees forest and decides to make his thneed out of the soft tuffs of the truffula tree. He cuts down one tree and it summons The Lorax. The Lorax speaks for the trees, he warns the Once-ler to stop hurting trees and leave the forest. The Once-ler doesn’t listen and keeps cutting down the trees. Eventually the thneed gets more popular, pushing the Once-ler to cut down even more trees. Ultimately the trees disappear and there is no longer anymore truffula trees for the Once-ler to use to make his …show more content…
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” He’s right the trees do not have tongues so someone needs to speak up for them. In the world of Dr. Seuss that important person is The Lorax but in the real world it is more than just one person. There are several organizations working hard to gain awareness for deforestation. The members of these organizations are the children that took the lesson from The Lorax and are doing something about it. Organizations like the International Conservation Union, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Rainforest Alliance and the World Wildlife Fund are full of people passionate about saving the environment and wildlife of the world. They know one of the biggest ways to restore the environment and wildlife is to put a stop to deforestation. The people part of these organizations are the “Lorax” of the world; they speak for the

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