The Sneetches

Book by:Dr. Suess, Tackk by: Hunter Bozelle

In the story "The Sneetches" by Dr.Seuss, the creatures the sneetches defined themselves by seeing if the have a star on their belly, those who do are called star-bellied sneetches. Those who do not are just the called non star-bellied sneetches or something of that sort. Until a sales person mixes everything up by turning the star-bellied sneetches into non star-bellied sneetches and the non star-bellied sneetches into star-bellied sneetches and in the end everything is mixed up and they do not remember who were star-bellied and who was not to begin with.

In the story "The Sneetches" the Star-bellied ones do not treat the non star-bellied sneetches with any respect. Which is pretty much a form of racism or discrimination.

The Star-bellied Sneetchs had said "we are the best sneetches on the beaches" meaning they believe that they are better than the non star-bellied sneetches. but in reality they are equal, which they learn in the end of a story.

The character Sylvester McMonkey McBean kept raising the price until the sneetches spent all their money. I think this may be something like the way the government would ask for donations or taxes for their projects and politics to be funded. this may be far fetched but this is what I think. he had said "I will make you, again, the best sneeches on the beaches" trying to get them to spend their money.

Dr.Seuss was actually a german immigrant during World War II and was poorly treated, so he wanted children to learn not to discriminate other people, as for my other implication I do not have any information about it

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2 years ago
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I loved your first implication , did you ever think about that maybe the salesperson was trying to take advantage of the discrimination that was going on.

2 years ago
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I liked your first implication and why Dr. Seuss wrote the story.

2 years ago
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I agree with your first implication and I agree with Dr. Seuss's point of view. He was right to want to teach children about discrimination. If it starts at an early age it is likely the child will repeat it... Well, until their parents teach them otherwise.
I agree with Keila I don't think anyone knew that Dr. Suess was German or an immigrant.

2 years ago
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I liked how you put that Dr. Seuss was actually a german immigrant during WWII and so he wanted children to learn not to discriminate other people.

2 years ago
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I did not know that Dr. Seuss was a German immigrant

2 years ago
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I have been discriminated before. (Not telling any names), but discrimination to me back then was being left out of groups or things. I understand now that it is being treated as a lesser person. I also think it is being treated like you do everything wrong... you just never do it right.
(Not getting into any personal things, just posting perspective)

2 years ago
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I saw discrimination when I was watching The Butler which was about the Civil Rights Movement

2 years ago
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Oh and when I was discriminated I had my first perspective

2 years ago
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I totally agree with the first implication because cheerleading is discriminated a non-sport but I totally disagree I mean they don`t give it a chance and if you see what the different levels of cheer do its extremely hard. But we are discriminated because we are a we take a not so traditional route.

2 years ago
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*It was, like, under second grade.