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.
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.
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.
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?