The Sneetches

by Dr. Seuss
Tackk created by Aaron Gerlach

The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss, is about a bunch of Sneetches who do not treat each other equally. They base each others position on whether or not they have stars on their bellies. A business man named Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes to the beach that the Sneetches live on with two brilliant machines. These machines, the Star-off machine and the Star-on machine allow the Sneetches to get stars on their bellies and to have them removed. The Plain-belly Sneetches get stars put on their bellies to look like their counterparts. This angers the Star-belly Sneetches, who in turn have their stars removed. This goes back and forth, until all the  Sneetches are mixed up. In the end, the Sneetches decide that neither one is better than the other.

Implication 1

Dr. Seuss was trying to teach people about discrimination and racism. Throughout the story, the Star-belly Sneetches thought they were better than the Plain-belly Sneetches, just because of a tiny difference. You see this all over human history and to this day, people being discriminated just because of what color they are, what religion they practice, or where they came from. In the story the Star-belly Sneetches proclaimed, "We're the best kind of Sneetch on the beaches. We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-belly sort!"

Implication 2

Dr. Seuss is also trying to teach people that everyone is different in their own special way. Even though everyone is different we can, and all should, get along with one another. At the end of the story, all of the Sneetches could not tell who was a Plain-belly and who was a Star-belly. The Sneetches decided that no Sneetch was the best kind of Sneetch. They decided, "The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the Beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars."

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2 years ago
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The fact you mentioned religion made me think about the different ways people can be discriminated

2 years ago
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Wonderful presentation, I agree with your implications. We all need to treat each other the same. We are all different in our own way.

2 years ago
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Good job! Story summary is well detailed and so are the implications about the sneeches.

2 years ago
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I loved your implications because they were very detailed and they explained that no one should be judged by what they look like, what color they are, what style hair or clothes they have, etc. We ARE all special in our own little ways.... You're hair-style might create a fad or something!
It's really important to teach kids not to discriminate, so I think it was a really good book to choose.

2 years ago
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I think that Dr. Suess wrote this book to show that we shouldn't discriminate between races, religion, or anything else.

2 years ago
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These implications mean that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.

2 years ago
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I loved your second implication because you showed that even though is different because of their height, weight, skin color, gender, or religion, that doesn't mean we can't get along with each other. We all need to get along because sooner or later those people who we didn't hang out with because they're different, will be in our lives possibly

2 years ago
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I agree with both of your implications. I personally liked the second one the best because your right about how no one is the same but we should all be able to get along no matter how different we each are.

2 years ago
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I like your implications, I like how in the first implication you talked about how people are still being disciminated to this day. I agree that we should be like the sneetches and look pass our differences because people talk about having peace but we cannot have peace until we stop discrimminating eachother.

2 years ago
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I personally have never gone through discrimination but, I have seen it through some people in the world and I wish we could forget about the skin or religion and or race and look at the person. I agree with Aaron in saying this is what Dr. Suess was trying to say, stop racism and he was doing it through kids,there is hope for the next generation. Also Dr. Suess lived through WW2 times so I am sure he was referring to Jew discrimination because he was a German immigrant and did not agree with a lot of what Germany was doing.