The Giving Tree

Written By: Shel SilverStein
Presented By: Cendra Mueller

In The Giving Tree, a young boy use to always play with a tree. They used to play and swing in the branches. But the boy left. Every time he came back, he would ask for something. First it was her apples and then her branches. She was happy because the boy was happy. The third time, he wanted to build a boat. So, she gave him her trunk. When the boy left with her trunk, she did not feel happy.Finally, the boy came back. But, he was no longer a little boy. She told the boy she had nothing left to give. All the boy wanted was somewhere to rest. She was now a stump. So she told him he could sit on her stump. She was finally happy again.

Implication #1: Friendship is a great thing to have

In the story, the tree and the young boy were the best of friends. They laughed and played. "There once was a tree and she loved a little boy" is how the story begins. Friendship is something everyone should have in life.

Implication #2: Don't let people take advantage of your generous nature

When the little boy was a young adult, he came back to the tree. When he came back he asked for money. The tree gave him her apples so he would have something to sell. She was happy because the boy was happy.

Think About It( just answer one of your choice )
How have your friends been there for you? Have you ever been taken advantage off because of your generous nature? What do your friends do to make you laugh or be happy?

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2 years ago
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#3- i would have to be honest and not rude

2 years ago
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My friends make me laugh by telling me jokes and by us all playing around doing crazy things.

2 years ago
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1) My friends have been there for me all the time, like when I forget what's for homework, or forget what's coming the next day, or when a test is. That's what friends are for.

2) I haven't been taken advantage of because of generosity.

3) My friends make me laugh and be happy just by being them. That's what I like about them.

2 years ago
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Yes my friends are there for me, yes I have been taken advantage of and they'll usually just mess around with me on one of my games and joke around

2 years ago
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When I am sad, my friends always tell me funny jokes and they try to make me laugh. Sometimes I am just mad at someone and I don't want anyone to see, touch, look, or think about me. (That's harsh I know) But in the end, my friends always seem to put me in a better mood.

2 years ago
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My friends are there for me through thick in thin. When I'm upset they help me and do whatever they can to help me and thats how I know that they are good friends.

2 years ago
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To make me laugh my friends and I joke around and be funny

2 years ago
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I feel like that too sometimes, Caitlyn. It's not that harsh. You're just in a stinky mood.

2 years ago
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#1. My friends have been there for me when no one else has. They have been there for me when I'm sad and they cheer me up and make laugh and help me forget something that has happened.

2 years ago
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My friends make me happy by telling me jokes.