The Lorax Reflection

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an animated motion picture; since it’s an animated motion picture, it is already assumed that the intended audience is for the little kids. But this movie is not only for the children but it is for everyone. This movie for me is a reminder to take good care of the planet that we live in, that we who lives here should not take it for granted. We should be responsible in this place that we call home because even if NASA discovers livable planets, it will never come close to our home, Earth. It is all we really have

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax tells the story about a young boy, named Ted, who searches for the one thing that will help him win the heart of a young woman, Audrey. He learns that all Audrey ever wanted is to see a living tree. Determined to win the affection of Audrey, Ted seeks out to find a tree and learn about what happened to the real living trees. His mission led him to find the Once-ler but in order to find him, he has to leave Thneedville. For the first time in his life, he discovered that the outside world is dying. Once Ted found the Once-ler he asked for the Once-ler’s help, the Once-ler kindly agreed to his plea on a condition that he must listen intently to the story in multiple visits. Ted agrees. During his many visit to the Once-ler, Ted caught the attention of the greedy city mayor who sells air for
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O’Hare because he really imitates real people in the real world (people who are greedy and who wants more than they already have), and most of all hopeful. This movie gave me aesthetic emotion. As what John Berger said on his work, The White Bird, “The aesthetic emotion we feel before a man-made object…” in this cases, the animated movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ”…is a derivative of the emotion we feel before nature.” Indeed, what I felt watching this movie is the derivative of the emotion I feel in the real

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