Oh The Places You'll Go!
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...." Dr. Seuss
Theodor used to write for magazines, papers, and other publications. During the war he wanted to help by producing films. While he was still with a few publications and magazines, he got an offer by Viking Press to write a childrens book. Though it wasn't big and didn't become popular, it was a start in writing children's books. He didn't become a big children's book writer until Cat in the Hat. Theodor used Dr.Seuss first on And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss believes people shouldn't conform to make others happy. This quote is saying that if you are you're self, then your real friends wont judge you.
"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way" Another quote by Dr. Seuss which, in a metaphoric way, shows his confidence and how he believes others should be confident. He became a famous author, that was probably his "mountain" and hes telling others to concur their own mountain.
Dr. Seuss wrote a book called "The Lorax" In 1971 about the importance of nature. In the story, Dr. Seuss personifies Industry and enviroment into characters. Once-ler chops all the trees down to create his product and the Lorax warns him of the danger it can cause. Once-ler doesn't listen and continues to chop all the trees down, but when all of them where gone he lost everything and the wold had to find a new source of oxygen. The Lorax left a stone that said "Unless" Which means "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to change." The story of The Lorax explains how important nature is and the quote kind of inspires confidence by saying you can help make a change.
Emerson says in Self-Reliance "To be great is to be misunderstood." This relates to Dr. Seuss because he created new things and creatures. Dr. Seuss was probably misunderstood but he was an amazing author.
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