The Lorax By Dr Seuss

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The Lorax is a children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. The book is about a young boy who lives in a polluted town. One day he decided to visit a very unique man called the “Once-ler” to learn why the area was in such terrible shape. The Once-ler lived on top of what was once his store and on special nights in August he would tell about the Lorax. It cost fifteen pence, a nail and the shell of a great, great, great grandfather snail. Using a Whisper-ma Phone the Once-ler would share information about what happened to the Lorax. In a very strange and unusual voice the Once-ler spoke of the time many, many years ago when the grass was green, the pond was clear and the clouds were clean. It was his first time seeing the …show more content…
They began to leave. First, the Brown Bar-ba-loots, who ate Truffula fruit and used the trees for shade. Once-ler was sad when the Bar-ba-loots were leaving but he reminded himself that business was business and he needed to keep his business profitable. Next the Swomee- Swans, left because, they were not able to sing. The smog really took a toll on them. The Lorax called the Once-ler out one more time. The Once-ler used a machine to cut down several trees at one time. The machine was dumping left overs in the pond where the Humming-Fish stayed. These fish were no longer able to survive because their gills were filled with goo. The Lorax had no choice but to send the Humming-Fish off. The future of the Humming fish was not looking good because they had to walk on their fins in search of non-polluted water. The Oncer-ler stated that his intention was to keep expanding his business. Around that time the last Truffula tree was chopped down. Without the trees, his business failed, his family left and the Lorax flew away into the clouds. Nothing was left, except his bad smelling factory that was falling apart, and a pile of rocks with the word “UNLESS”. At first the Once-ler did not understand what the word meant. He began to understand that unless someone who cared about the tress, nothing is going to get better about the tree …show more content…
One of the main concerns was that the Once-ler was greedy. Even after constant warning he still continued to chop down the Truffula tree, which caused smog and pollution. This caused the animals to be forced out of their own homes. He was inconsiderate and rude to the Lorax, the animals and especially to the Truffula trees. He was not worried about the consequences that came when he started to chop down the trees. He should have been environmentally conscious and should have stopped his business, but he was from reality. He thought the trees would forever grow, but the Truffula trees are raw materials and once they are gone, they are gone for good. As the Once-ler had gone along chopping down trees, if possible, he could have planted more trees along the way. He could have kept to his small shop instead of expanding to make more money not thinking about what he is doing to the

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