Bob Holt

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  • Allegory In The Lorax

    “A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”-The Lorax In the film/pop culture genre, Dr.Seuss, a classic children’s books author, is the inspiration for the Lorax, which is a well-known and loved film. The way it is put together shines the truth through kid-friendly lenses- it’s reality but just put in a way for children to understand. It is quite a profound allegory for the impact of our actions and the swift modernization of society on the environment, and how we have to remember to give back what we take. Seuss is simply stating that we have to take care of Mother Nature just the way it’s taken care of us since the beginning of time- it’s given us enough, and more- but for humans, unless there is somebody who truly cares, is satisfied, and ultimately grateful, it has come to the point where we want too much. At first glance, the movie is for children, with its bright colours, mini-musicals and cartoonish-vibe; to most, it can merely be a tale of juvenile romance, and a young boy goes to the end of the world to give the girl of his dreams what she so dearly wants, so they can be “together”. However, a closer analysis reveals that it is displaying so subtly the possible destruction of the environment, scarcity of resources, and downfall of businesses. After the Once-ler, who soon became Ted’s hero/helper (main character, money-hungry, says he boosts economic growth) expanded his business, he developed a device that cut down more trees and faster.…

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  • Causes Of Overdevelopment In Naples

    The Naples Problem: Overdevelopment and how to prevent it Bulldozers, cranes, trucks, and dust are all associated with development, which is a common site that many people see in cities and nations all over the world. In Naples, Florida, however, land development has turned into overdevelopment. Now the only thing associated with development for people in Naples is empty stores, empty buildings, empty houses, and empty pockets. By taking a closer look at what overdevelopment is, how it…

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  • The Lorax By Dr Seuss

    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…

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  • The Concept Of A Hero In Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a story about redeeming oneself and becoming a hero after eradicating the environment. Considering the title of the text, it would seem obvious that the hero of this story would be none other than the Lorax, who revolts against the Once-ler in hopes of saving the environment. However, in order to determine who the hero of The Lorax is, the concept of a hero must be defined. A hero is someone that attempts to fix whatever may be wrong in the world, no matter what they have…

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  • A Thematic Analysis Of Dr. Seuss 'The Lorax'

    All over the world, children and adults alike read and praise Dr. Seuss’ short books with fun rhymes and brilliant colors. Since it’s creation in 1972, The Lorax has been inspiring everyday people to do better for their environment and to make sure being environmentally friendly continues to weave itself through future generations. Despite having been written and published over forty years ago, The Lorax’s message remains vital and important as we continue to feel the effects of earlier…

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  • Comparing The Lorax 'And Jabberwocky' By Lewis Carroll

    There are many pieces of literature that are written in a very beautiful and sophisticated manner. There are many poems and stories that feel similar or you feel like the main character is trying to do the same thing. After you feel like something is similar between two pieces of literature you start to compare and contrast them . One of the many amazing pieces of literature are The poem Jabberwocky(written by Lewis Carroll) and a book called The Lorax( written by Dr.Seuss.) Both poems have a…

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  • Bob Marley Rhetorical Analysis

    Bob Marley’s Spiritual Rhetoric, the Spread of Jamaican Culture and Rastafarianism By Mark Haner Senior Seminar: Hst 499 Professor John L. Rector Western Oregon University June 16, 2007 Readers Professor John L. Rector…

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  • Madoff: The Cause Of White Collar Crime

    The term white collar came about from Edwin Sutherland and has risen in notoriety recently. White collar crime has been more spotlighted in the last decade due to the magnitude of money that was stolen from countless innocent people. When the general public thinks about white collar crimes like Ponzi schemes, most of them bring up Bernie Madoff. Madoff was able to steal $50 billion from a myriad of individuals. Madoff is not the only criminal who preys on people and their trust. Allen…

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  • American Art Form

    “He has done a task far more difficult, complicated and abstract than anything he will be asked to do in school, or than any of his teachers has done for years. He has solved the Mystery of Language.” (Holt 72) He argues upon the fact that schools take away a child’s willingness to learn and forms them into the way teachers say they should learn. Killing all curiosity and leading a child to believe that learning is something they are taught, not something they already have perfected. “Almost…

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  • The Watergate Scandal Essay

    CRp is the Committee to Reelect the President. The authorities found multiple hundred dollar bills and a small black notebook. It was here that it was the first connection to the White House. In that notebook contained the name of Howard Hunt. Hunt and along with Gordon Liddy supervised the whole thing. They planned it to be precise, but failed when the men were arrested. The scandal was not the first attempt at bugging the offices. They first was a failure do to the equipment because it was…

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