The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel, tells a story of two children at home on a rainy day alone, being visited by the Cat in the Hat and the turmoil that he causes. The Cat In The Hat is clearly Geisel’s most famous book, written in 1956 and published in 1957, considered a children’s classic today. It was The Cat In The Hat “where Dr. Seuss jubilantly breaks the barriers of the basal reader’s simplistic language and pedestrian artwork” (MacDonald 10). In The Cat In The Hat, Geisel uses this childish language and comical pictures as well as an interesting story and fun characters to not only create a successful children’s book but to deliver a subtle political message of rebellion against authority.
Do you like the ending of the book? Why or why not? Do you think there is more to tell? What do you think might happen next? Give details with page numbers from the book to explain.
There was once a time where Joseph Charles Hanisch had kittens. These weren’t just normal kittens either they were the type where you say, “Awwww,” at first glance. The type of kittens they are so fluffy that they trip over their own feet. Joe lived on a small farm just outside of Hartford with plenty of animals around. He would always joke around when I would pull into his driveway and say, “Please run over Jimbo! Please I beg you Brendan! I hate that cat so much.” When he would say that I would fake it and drive towards the cat, pulling away at the last moment. Jimbo was a tom-cat that wasn’t very friendly to their actual kittens. Each day at school Joe would come up to me saying how he tried to kill that stupid cat. Always with no success. Then there was another older cat. This one was named Prince. He was the friendliest cat in the world, always cuddling up to everybody. Prince would join Joe and I when we were playing American Ninja Warrior on the hay-bales. Throughout the year the kittens were given away. Jimbo had vanished from the area. All that was left was the
In the story the Black Cat the narrator is going insane. His insanity is his internal conflict that drives the story forward. The first show of insanity is when the narrator gouges the left eye out of his beloved cat. He had no reason to do it other than the cat made him mad. After he hardly feels any remorse for his horrible act. The cat recovers but shies away from him. Now he is irritated with a cat. In his slight irritation he ties a noose on a tree and hangs his cat from it. He feels horrible and now yearns for another cat to take its place. Then he finds another cat just like it and he brings it home. The cat is more attached to his wife and this angers him. As he and his wife walk down the stairs the cat only bumps into him and the narrator