In the present, as his buildings fall apart around him, the Once-ler at last realizes out loud what the Lorax meant: ” Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
He left behind a single word “ unless ”, and I believe this means that this environment is going to stay destroyed unless the Once-ler does something about it. These actions seam to imply that the Lorax understood that he must change his tactic and that he was very upset with what had happened.
The unless reality is a vision of a better tomorrow where people are opposite of the onceler and care about the enviornment. Every single person can make a big difference on their own if they change something throughout their daily lives that helps (lower their carbon footprint).
The moral of the story is a simple one of respect for the environment and environmental sustainability. Basically, that unrestrained commercial endeavors eventually spoil the natural world, leaving it a wasteland, unfit to support life.
Dr . Seuss’s The Lorax is not only a beloved story, but a cautionary tale with a powerful message . We are blessed to live on a beautiful planet — full of amazing natural resources — that we also must protect.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss’ environmental kid’s book was banned in 1989 in a California school because it was believed to portray logging in a poor light and would turn children against the foresting industry.
The reason The Lorax was banned in California is because logging is one of the biggest industries in California . The last thing California needs is for kids to start protesting against one of their biggest industries.
The Once – ler has a descriptive title, not a name. Much like a baker bakes, the Once – ler onces. He’s a storyteller that recounts the events of the past. It’s derived from the popular first line “ once upon a time”.
Seuss’ The Lorax has gone online. In the book, the Once – ler’s face is never seen , probably because he’s meant as a stand-in for everyone responsible for abusing our natural resources (he’s also meant as a stand-in for all those bastards with spindly green arms). The Lorax opens in 3D on March 2, 2012.
In the end, the Once – ler gives the boy the very last Truffula seed for him to plant and take care of.
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : except on the condition that : under any other circumstance than. 2 : without the accompanying circumstance or condition that : but that : but. unless .
Deforestation . The major catalyst to the Lorax leaving was the cutting down of all the trees. The Lorax speaks for the trees “for the trees have no tongues” and unfortunately all his speaking did could not save them – especially as the innovation in Once-ler’s axe technology quadrupled his turnover of tree harvesting!
After explaining how the trash in a wastbasket ultimately ends up in a landfill or incinerator, the Lorax suggests realistic ways children can reduce waste, such as by carrying a lunch box, donating old clothes and toys, sharing magazines with friends, recycling cans and bottles, and using rechargeable batteries.