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.
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not”. Dr. Seuss was right – if you care enough about something – like ending violence against women and children & promoting gender equality – then you’ll do something about it.
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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.
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.
Well, at the end of the book, The Once-ler gives us his interpretation: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” In other words, the Once-ler screwed up.
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.
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.
Since 1971, Dr. Suess’ The Lorax has taught us many lessons : to protect our environment, to speak up when it is in danger, and to contest the endless greed and desire for economic success. However, the most important lesson we at Thanda take from The Lorax is from The Once – ler , and it is a lesson of empathy.
The Once – ler’s Redemption By telling the boy his story and giving him the last Truffula seed, the Once – ler begins speaking for those creatures the Lorax spoke for before. He even misses the Lorax!
The Once – ler is the narrator, the hidden main antagonist of The Lorax and the former secondary antagonist of the 2012 film of the same name. He was a greedy industrialist who cut down all of the beautiful, multi-colored Truffula Tree to make a peculiar garment known as a Thneed, ‘a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need’.
The Once – ler answers that once the world was beautiful, containing a wide variety of happy animals that lived among beautiful “Truffula trees.” The Once – ler cut down the trees because they were excellent material to make products he invented called “Thneeds.” The “Thneeds” became a huge marketing success, forcing him
Why did they disagree? The Lorax , who speaks for the trees, was trying to warn the Once – ler that in his rush to make thneeds, he wasn’t taking care of the environment or the animals that lived there. They disagreed because the Once – ler wanted to make more thneeds and wasn’t going to let the Lorax stop him.
Did the Once – ler have real progress ? Why or why not? He did have real progress in the beginning because he was able to make thneeds at a fast rate while still having truffula trees for resources. But then when the truffula trees began to dwindle as a result of the pollution, the Once – ler had to shut down his business.