Moral Issues In The Lorax

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Geisel’s literacy expresses remarkable views on a variety of moralistic issues. Dr.Seuss’s The Lorax (1971) was published at the beginning of the environmental movement (Lebduska, 1994). The Lorax was Dr. Seuss' personal favourite of all his books. He created a story addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull and driveling. The Lorax, he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might” (Lebduska, 1994, p.170). The plot is recited from a simple yet environmentally accurate viewpoint. It demonstrates the conflict between natural resources and man-made production, which is the central conflict in the book.
The story begins with the Once-ler, informing the reader of the local natural history of the now world and how it was once home to the Lorax. The Onceler discloses to us that the Lorax can speak for the trees because tress have no tongues. The Once-ler has greedily taken advantage of this natural habitat, which was once home to the Truffula Tress. The Once-ler cruelly destroyed all the Truffula Trees to merchandise “thneeds”. Pollution is evident through the deformation and pursuit of economic gain of the Once-ler. All the creatures who
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