Dr. Seuss Character Analysis

1441 Words Dec 30th, 2010 6 Pages
Being able to relate to something or someone is the best thing that can happen to us. Reading a book can bring us memories of how we used to be and how we felt when we first read something we were able to relate too. In most books we are able to relate to the characters. Not only are we able to relate ourselves to a character and now that we are not the only ones like that but we can relate the other characters with our surroundings. In the book The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, some of the few books that we can relate the character to us, uses fantasia and realistic characters that we can relate ourselves and others that are within our surroundings. The children are the main characters, realistic and are the ones that we relate ourselves …show more content…
Also the fish is treated as a family member. The fish says “… our mother…” stating how the children’s mother is also his mother (Seuss 25). This situation is comparable on how some children and even adults see their pets as a member of their family.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the pets that the Cat in the Hat brings along to show a different way to have fun. The Things are fantasy characters and are similar to the children. They both do not know how to have fun but the children do not do any action they just sit unlike the Things they make a mess. The cat describes Thing 1 and Thing 2 by telling the fish, “They are tame. Oh so tame! They have come here to play…” (Seuss 37). The Things turn out not to be so disciplined nor tame they were a total disaster. They were like little monsters running around the house destroying everything near them, not knowing how to domestically have fun. Even though they were illustrated as a child they had different qualities that distinguished them from a human. Since they are designated as Things it indicates that they are not human (MacDonald 115). Also the narrator –the boy –described them as some wild things as he saw that they were knocking down everything. Also, when Dr. Seuss mentions that they are tame, he pats Thing 1 and Thing 2 on their head like if they were pets. Normally