Analysis Of The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein

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“But I’m free to live … go wherever I please, do whatever I want; I believe everyone should live like that. Don’t be dependent on anyone else—man, woman, child or dog. I want to go everywhere, look at and listen to everything. You can go crazy with some of the wonderful stuff there is in life” (Burns, Marion 1-2). Shel Silverstein, the author of “The Giving Tree”, is not only a children’s author of literature but a musician, photographer, and a Korean War veteran (Burns, Marion 1-2). Silverstein is the typical man that is well-fit who wears the typical blue jeans and cowboy hat (Burns, Marion 1). He blends in by roaming around the world and being free (Burns, Marion 1). “The Giving Tree” is a piece of work that uses a simplistic style that is not just meant for young kids but is meant for all ages; is able to relate to peoples lives and opens peoples eyes on life. Reading “The Giving Tree” as a young boy, you realize that the boy is growing up and is changing along the way (Carlsson 2). As you get older and you read the book you really see there is deeper meanings to the book. “I would hope that people, no matter what age, would find something to identify with in my books” ( Burns, Marion 1). Silverstein is identifying here that all ages are affected by this novel and his other pieces of work. Also Silverstein does not just connect with different age groups but different types of groups (Burns, Marion 1). This piece of work is able to connect with so many different types
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