The Lorax

By William Raynor

Summary of the Lorax

The Lorax is about a young man who has found a leaf that had a cottony substance on a valley of Trufala trees. He called this leaf thneed. As he began to chop down a  Trufala tree to get the thneed a mystical creature called the Lorax appeared. He told the man to not cut down the tree's or he will be punished. The man listened to the lorax and then made a bargain with the lorax. He asked if he don't hurt the trees but only pull a tiny bit of thneed from each tree but not harm it, could he use the trees. The Lorax agreed to this and the man did as what he said he would do. The man began to sell this Thneed and it began to become popular but he still followed his agreement with the Lorax until his family came to help him pick the thneed. When they got there they found out that they couldn't chop down the trees and this made them mad and finally convinced the man to break his agreement with the Lorax and begin to chop the trees down. When he did this, it was fine in the beginning but he began to chop down to many trees and the amount of trees dwindled. Finally his family chopped all the trees down. After they chopped all the trees down they told him them that because he don't have any more trees to cut down, they wouldn't call him as part of the family anymore and the ultimate punishment the Lorax was talking about was that the man would have no friends and would live in his house in the valley by himself for the rest of his life unless the trees came back once more.

1st Implication

Harming our sorroundings

One of the Lorax implications is that we humans cannot destroy to many things of one product. Even if the people really want it, because if they do it will go extinct and then cause other creatures that were depending on that product will begin to die and slowly go to extinction.

Implication 2

Greed

The Lorax also shows that even the greatest people can become Evil for the hope of being politically outstanding and to be the top of the Human Empire.

Implication 3

Peer pressure

I think Dr. Suess also tried to imply that we are pressured sometimes to bad things. Because that is what happened to the man in the story, he was pressured to chop down the trees so he wouldn't be disowned from his family even if he knew it was a bad thing to chop the trees down

Question of the day

Have you ever been peer pressured, and did something wrong because of it?

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2 years ago
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I have but it was by myself to do something stupid P.S. You're a great narrator

2 years ago
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I have been peer pressured before. I think everyone has some problems with peer pressure. I

2 years ago
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Peer pressure has occurred but I have never did anything that are really crazy.

2 years ago
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*was

2 years ago
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First of all, I LOVED YOUR PRESENTATION!!!! Now, I have been peer pressured before. I used to hang out with a group of friends in 4th grade. They told me I couldn't hang out with them because I was too short. Everyday, they kept threatening me to "kick me out of the group". I never realized that they were peer pressuring me. I realized that they were pressuring me that I started hanging out with new friends.

I did not like being peer pressured.

2 years ago
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Deven J. - I've been pressured by Ben he told me when i had to use the bathroom and the teacher wouldn't let me and Ben told me to walk out

2 years ago
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Yes I have been peer pressured before and something did go wrong and I regret for doing it and I will never do it again. I Enjoyed your presentation and how you incorporated iMovie.

2 years ago
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No , I know that if something is wrong I shouldn't be doing it even if everyone else is doing it. A lady that I have practically grew up with has always told me that it is better to be alone than with the wrong people. This happened when she told us to come on and clean the house and no one moved but me. In the end she rewarded me with anything i wanted from the store and no one else got anything. So she told me its better to be alone than with the people doing the wrong thing.

2 years ago
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Yes, I've been peer pressured to trash somebody's stuff. But, the people who pressured me didn't get in trouble. So, I still look back today and so I regret it.

2 years ago
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Thank you for replying and love everyones responses. (: