The Lorax is the book that anti-environmentalists don’t want you to know about. 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.
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.
“ 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.
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’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!
Norma, Ted’s grandmother, also states she remembers when the trees were around, meaning she could be around the same age as the Once – ler , give or take a few years.
” Biggering ” is a song that was intended to appear in the 2012 animated film The Lorax . It would have featured The Once-Ler during his descent into greed and evil. The song was possibly deleted due to being too dark, and was replaced by the much lighter (but similarly themed) “How Bad Can I Be?”.
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 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.
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.
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.
Green Eggs and Ham was banned in China from 1965 to 1991 because of its “portrayal of early Marxism.” It was also challenged by parents in California who thought Sam-I-Am was trying to seduce the protagonist—they saw the ham as a phallic symbol.
Nevertheless, in 1989 a group of parents in California bought a full-page newspaper ad in which they accused second-grade teachers of brainwashing their children and attempted to censor The Lorax . After parental pressure, The Lorax was banned from the public school in Laytonville.
Charlotte’s Web – Shockingly enough, more recently, this seemingly innocent children’s book written by E.B. White was banned in Kansas in 2006 because “talking animals are blasphemous and unnatural;” passages about the spider dying were also criticized as being “inappropriate subject matter for a children’s book.