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Theodor Seuss Geisel's Life and Achievements - Theodor Seuss Geisel was a poet, teacher, and an activist. He is better known as Dr. Seuss. He is loved around the world by children and adults alike for the children’s books he has written. Geisel was able to use the power of imagination to create over 40 unforgettable, colorful, and unique animated children’s books that has helped to solve illiteracy in American children. Dr. Seuss was born to Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was part of a German family that took pride in their heritage....   [tags: dr. seuss, seuss, thing 1] 833 words
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Dr. Seuss - Theodore Seuss Geisel was not born Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was just a hope, a dream, maybe even an illusion. Ted hoped to become a children's icon. He wanted to write books about the mysteries that elope in the child's mind. Ever since he was a kid, Ted wanted to grow up to write books. During his lifetime he also faced struggles like being looked down upon and told he would never be successful, being bullied because of his heritage, being humiliated by the former 26th president Teddy Roosevelt, and becoming a full on laughing stock at Dartmouth as well as Oxford University....   [tags: Theodore Seuss Geisel] 1164 words
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Literary Analysis of Dr. Seuss - Literary Analysis of Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the most beloved children’s authors of the twentieth century. Although he is most famous as an author of children’s books, Geisel was also a political cartoonist, advertisement designer, and film director (Kaplan). He used the power of imagination to produce unforgettable children’s books and helped solve the problem of illiteracy among America’s children. By using his experiences in life as a foundation for most of his books, Theodor Geisel created a unique writing style that incorporated various elements and techniques, enabling his books to appeal to people of all ages....   [tags: Dr. Seuss Books Literature children Essays] 1670 words
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Dr. Seuss' The Butter Battle Book and the Cold War - Dr. Seuss' The Butter Battle Book and the Cold War Dr. Seuss is an important figure in the lives of children everywhere. His stories are children’s classics that are fun to read and also tackle some real life issues. Dr. Seuss’s political views are very apparent in his some of his books like The Butter Battle Book, which discusses the issues of the Cold War. In The Butter Battle Book, two groups, the Zooks and the Yooks, are at odds with the way they butter their bread. One group, the Zooks, have their bread butter side down....   [tags: Dr. Seuss Essays]
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Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - Narrative Style and Structure of Dr. Seuss'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, told in folktale style, was written by Dr. Seuss in 1938. According to Charity Belle Mays, “Folktales deal with adventures both plausible and implausible wrapped in the forms of human or animal abilities. They are the simple tales that have truly evil people or animals, and truly good people or animals, and the good always wins out in the end in these stories, giving way to the child's version of fairness.” This story recounts young Bartholomew Cubbin’s misadventures while going to market in town....   [tags: Dr. Seuss The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins]
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Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street - Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street The story of how a stupid horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a story that no one can beat. The adventure of Marco, and the things that he saw on Mulberry Street, began during the summer of 1936. Ted and Helen set sail for Europe aboard the new luxury liner, the M.S. Kungsholm. Ted, finding it impossible to settle while a summer storm hammered the ship, strode from one Kungsholm bar to another. While sipping on vodka on the rocks, he took a piece of stationery and started scribbling a rambling plot that began with “a stupid horse and wagon.” As the ship plowed the sea for eight days, the chugging rhythm of its engines re...   [tags: Dr. Seuss Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street]
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Theodor Seuss Geisel: Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Throughout Dr. Seuss’s life, he has written dozens of books with over one hundred million copies sold, and still being produced to this day. Theodor Seuss Geisel is a well-known author that had many inspirations for his works that are still read by millions today, such as Yertle the Turtle, The Sneeches, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His inevitable fame and fortune came with a lot of pressure; pressure of his readers as well as pressure of his producers. Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, MA on March 2, 1904 as Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr....   [tags: popular children's books author]
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Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories - Everyone is Important in Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories In many of Dr Seuss’ children’s books, a character is struggling to get his voice heard. For example, in Horton Hears A Who and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, there are characters that couldn’t get anyone to listen to what they have to say. These characters teach us that no matter how big or small, everyone is important. Horton had thought he heard a sound but didn’t see anyone. Nearby was a very tiny speck of dust flying aimlessly throughout the air....   [tags: Dr Seuss Horton Hears A Who Yertle the Turtle]
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Theodor Seuss Geisel: Dr. Seuss - “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”(Dr. Seuss, the Lorax) The childhood of thousands of adults and children alike were all made memorable because of one man. Theodor Seuss Geisel. His use of words and depictions, although with hidden messages, of daily life has molded the imagination of every child. On March second 1904 a baby boy was born to a Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel, on Howard Street, Springfield, Massachusetts (Cat in the Hat.org)....   [tags: children's literature, education]
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Theodor Seuss Geisel's Expertise: Dr. Seuss - Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is the American author of many popular children’s books. As an author, poet, cartoonist, and political activist, Geisel is considered to be extraordinary in the world of children’s writings. Born in 1904, on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts is where he developed the aspiration to create such whimsical rhymes. Through the gift of his compelling imagination and amusing language, Dr. Seuss encourages young children to relish and enjoy reading at a young age....   [tags: biography, children's book]
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Theodor Seuss Geiser aka Dr. Seuss - Theodor Seuss Geisel or better known as Dr. Seuss is a very popular children’s book author. He is one of my top favorite authors of children books. Dr. Seuss got many of his crazy ideas for his books from his hometown . His hometown was Springfield, Massachusetts. His mother was his inspiration for making rhymes. One reason I really think he’s an extraordinary author is he incorporated some of the world’s great issues and put in them in a children’s story book. For example in one of his famous books the “Lorax” recognizes the take on environmentalism and how humans are destroying nature....   [tags: Children's Books, Author, Biography]
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Who is Dr. Seuss? - In 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge was completed, Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was out in theaters, and Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific. That same year the book, And to Think I Saw that on Mulberry Street, was published by an author named Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his time, managed to create a number of books that captured the attention of young readers and adults alike....   [tags: American Writer, Children's Author, Biography]
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The Wonderfully Wacky Words of Dr, Seuss - The Wonderfully Wacky Words of Dr. Seuss “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” (Dr. Seuss Quotes). This quote by Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, shows that he wasn't afraid to be himself. Despite the fact that many people told him he was to weird to be likable, Dr. Seuss turned out to be very successful. Dr. Seuss overcame social norms by thinking outside the box, pursuing his interests, and making learning fun for young children. Geisel made funny and creative characters which he expressed his ideas through....   [tags: Dr.Seuss, Author, Writing Styles]
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Comparing Harper Lee and Dr. Seuss - There are many differences between the author Harper Lee and Theodor Seuss. One of the main differences between them is their writing styles. Dr. Seuss and Harper Lee have different literature topics which sets them apart. Another element that sets them apart is how well-known Dr. Seuss is compared to Harper Lee. Also the two authors have very different word choices and styles. Theodor Seuss was born in Springfield, Mass. on March 2, 1904 and died on September 24, 1991. He graduated from Dartmouth College....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Works of Dr. Seuss: Written for Adults or Children? - “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” (Seuss 1 pg. 58) In our world today, the environment is not taken care of properly. Most anyone can look outside, or look in a stream, and finds garbage or pollution littering the landscape. Dr. Seuss knew and despised this fact. For this reason, he wrote a children’s book titled “The Lorax.” His strong respect for the environment portrayed through this character as a “guardian” type figure for the fictional truffula trees....   [tags: The Lorax, The Sneeches, Yertle the Turtle]
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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss - The Lorax The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a children's book about greed and destruction. The book is set in the forest of Truffula Trees. The Once-ler was riding through the country in his wagon one day and discovers the beautiful forest of Truffula Trees. Way back in the day when the grass was still green And the pond was still wet And the clouds were still clean, And the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space… One morning I came to this glorious place. And I first saw the trees. The Truffula Trees....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1548 words
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Dr. Seuss's Political Education - Dr. Seuss's Political Education: During a career that spanned much of the last century, Dr. Seuss wrote over forty books, many of which involve a young protagonist on a quest. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1937), Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949), Scrambled Eggs Super. (1953), Horton Hears a Who. (1954), I Had Trouble in Getting To Solla Sollew (1965), The Lorax (1971), and Oh, the Places You Go. (1991) all present versions of an episodic narrative, in which the main character strives towards a goal -- be it the perfect dish of scrambled eggs in Scrambled Eggs Super!, or stopping dangerous pollution in The Lorax and Bartholomew and the Oobleck....   [tags: Literature Politics Essays]
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Comparing The Lorax Book and Film - Quite a while before “green” was the new black; Dr. Seuss wrote a cautionary story about trees. The Lorax, originally published in 1971 by Dr. Seuss, became a classic children’s book. The classic was recently turned into an animated film. In 2012, The Lorax film was made by directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda (“The Lorax”). The book and the film have the same basic storyline; however, there are a few differences. The Lorax film is more in depth than the book. The book, The Lorax went through many changes to become a film....   [tags: Dr. Seuss]
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Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Born in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is perhaps one of the most beloved children’s authors of the twentieth century. Although he is most famous as an author of children’s books, Geisel was also a political cartoonist, advertisement designer, and film director. He used the power of imagination to produce unforgettable children’s books and helped solve the problem of illiteracy among America’s children. By using his experiences in life as a foundation for most of his books, Theodor Geisel was able to shape the character of many of his readers, as well as teach children subliminal messages through a unique writing style that incorporated various elements an...   [tags: Biography, children's books]
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Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss I took an unconventional approach in the topic I chose for my reading assignment – whereas most groups selected single novels, my partner and I opted to read a collection of short stories by none other than the notorious Dr. Seuss. Were I writing this essay on a “normal” book, I would be able to pose a question about the book itself and answer it in an ordinary sort of way. However, given the subject matter I have chosen, an essay on an individual book, though possible, would be a very tricky thing to do....   [tags: essays papers] 2656 words
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Dr. Seuss Report - Not all children may know his real name, but they do know what they like. And what they like is the author Theodor Geisel, or better known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. During the years of my early childhood I fondly remember my parents reading me the whimsical words of Dr. Seuss. His books were filled with imagination and humor which made them very enjoyable for me to listen to. As I got older I started to read Dr. Seuss books all by myself. All of his books are constructed with simple words that make it easy for children to learn how to read....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Theodore Geisel's Emergence as Dr. Seuss - Theodore Geisel's Emergence as Dr. Seuss The appellation , "Dr. Seuss," has become a name that often evokes fond memories of a cherished childhood. Entrenched in monotony of gray day when, "The sun did not shine./ It was too wet to play," we only had to look at the grinning face of Dr. Seuss's famous cat to remind us that there was more to do than wait as time slipped away. There was something appealing in the simple anapestic tetrameter rhythm, coupled with nonsensical words and illustrations of outlandish creatures that seemed to call out to the vibrant, dynamic imagination of a child....   [tags: Literature Children Papers]
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Historical Illustrator Biography – Theodor Seuss Geisel and Garth Williams - Illustrator Biography – Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. His father worked in the family brewery, Kuhlmbach & Geisel, which locals pronounced, "come back and guzzle” until prohibition. His mother’s maiden name was Seuss. She was the daughter of a baker in Springfield. Seuss had an older sister named Marnie (Kibler, 1987). His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, according to Ted, often chanted rhymes from her youth to soothe Marnie and him to sleep....   [tags: Art]
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Brief Biography of Renown Children´s Author: Dr. Seuss - Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. To Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. His father was a successful brewmaster. All of his grandparents were German immigrants. His father managed the family brewery and later was a supervisor of Springfield’s public park system. The family brewery was closed because of the Prohibition his father had to get a different job he got the park system job from the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts John A....   [tags: German, Illustration] 653 words
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Comparing the Artwork of Dr. Seuss and Rube Goldberg - Comparing the Artwork of Dr. Seuss to the Artwork of Rube Goldberg Dr. Seuss has an interesting background that is often overlooked. Many fans do not know that the beloved children’s book author actually began his career drawing cartoons for magazines and advertisements (“The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss”). In many of his advertisements and children’s books he has amazing elaborate machines that complete different tasks. This aspect of his artwork has many similarities to another famous cartoonist, Rube Goldberg....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Imaginative Language in Alice in the Wonderland by Lewis Carroll´s Literature - In many children’s poems, writers attempt to connect with the younger ones through language that they understand. Many people, such as Dr. Seuss, make up their own silly and inventive language that not only teaches children that they can write, too, but it also makes them laugh at the hilarious adjectives and nouns. However, Dr. Seuss isn’t the only author who uses quirky words to capture readers’ attention. Another writer, by the name of Lewis Carroll, uses imaginative language in his two novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, In one of these texts, there is a poem, where he uses this same technique in a very clever and creative way....   [tags: Dr. Seuss, children] 530 words
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Analysis of Jim Carry';s Dr. Seuss' How the Girinch Stole Christmas Film - The beginning of December brings happiness and holiday cheer. At my house it signals baking cookies and wrapping presents, along with putting up and decorating the towering ten foot tall Christmas tree. Classic holiday films play on television such as the 2000 remake of Dr. Seuss’ classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As a child, I waited, giddy with excitement, at the theatre just to see the debut. Looking back, I was probably as thrilled for the movie as for Christmas itself. Because I fell in love with the story, this movie is a favorite choice during the month of December at my house....   [tags: sound, music, visual elements] 695 words
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Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch - Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch Whether or not you consider Ron Howard's version of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas comical, yet disgraceful, there's no ignoring the little green monster's reign over the box office. The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, was released in November of 2000, reaching a gross high of over $200 million in the U.S alone (The Numbers). However, I feel that this version has over exaggerated the original story, and I will back this up by showing many examples of how Dr....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss’ You're Only Old Once - Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss’ You're Only Old Once        "What animal walks on all fours in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs at night?" The famous riddle of the sphinx that has been pondered for many years; it is a universal issue that affects all people of every nationality, ethnicity, religion, or geographic area. We, ourselves, are the answer to this puzzle and yet we fight this explanation with every tool possible. We avoid it, refuse to admit it, read about it, joke about it, and deep down we often dread growing old....   [tags: Odyssey essays]
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Theodor Geisel - THESIS Theodor Geisel’s political activism during World War II, especially in the form of his political cartoons, heavily influenced his work as a children’s author, and impacted the messages of Horton Hears a Who and Yertle the Turtle. INTRODUCTION Dr. Seuss is known for his phenomenal creatures, invented words, and rhymes that surpassed absurdity and became something beautiful. Before that, though, Theodor Geisel was nationally noted for his political cartoons during World War II that enticed the mind to do more than think, but to ask questions and crave knowledge and justice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dr. Seuss] 2517 words
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Sneetches Allegory - The Sneetches is a children’s book written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss, in 1961. The story tells about a group of creatures that seem to be the same in appearance. All of the creatures are yellow, shaped similar to a large bowling pin and basically identical. There is one difference that separates the Sneetches, some have a green star on their bellies and some do not. This small physical difference ends up dividing the community of Sneetches. The group of Sneetches with star-bellies thinks they are better than the group with plain bellies....   [tags: Theodor Seuss Geisel, children, inequality]
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Teaching Young Children the Alphabet - Every era teaches in the best methods that are available to them. Who are them. For instance, when The New-England Primer was written they believed it was what was best for the children. There were no other recourses to teach children. In the past, children tended to learn ABCs, spelling and religious content through memorization. However, in the present day ABC by Dr.Seuss is a book parents have the opportunity to choose from; they have the resources to choose other books to read to their children to teach them their ABC’s....   [tags: New-England Primer, ABC by Dr. Seuss] 1276 words
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The Man Behind The Hat - The Man Behind the Hat “More and more tension as if over inflating a balloon until the readers can not stand waiting for the “pop!” and then there is no pop, just deflation of the balloon(Hurst 2).” A perfect example of a writer named Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss.” A man who some think created, “the world of imagination” as we know it in children’s literature. Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated many books and sold millions of copies. He created catch phrases and captured the eyes of children all over the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 818 words
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Helen and Theodor Geisel and Global Fascism and American Isolationism - ... During the trip, bad weather caused the boat’s engines to roar to a certain beat. This beat inspired the rhythm that Geisel, under the name Dr. Seuss, would build his first book, “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street”, around. Back in the States, Geisel sent the book to 27 publishing companies before Vanguard Press finally accepted it, due to the help of Geisel’s colleague from college (Levine, 15). After the book was finally published, it was critically acclaimed. One review praised Geisel immensely, saying “They say it’s for children, but better get a copy for yourself and marvel at Dr....   [tags: world war II, Yertle The Turtle] 1187 words
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The Problem of Aliteracy - “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain All children at a young age are taught to read either by their parent or at school. Then after some time the joy of reading books like Dr. Seuss “The Cat in the Hat”, or C.S. Lewis “Chronicles of Narnia,” and J.K Rowling “Harry Potter Series” becomes nothing but a distant memory. So the question that arises is are you aliterate. Unbeknownst to most people they have no idea of the word “aliteracy,” or think it is a spelling error for “illiteracy,” aliteracy is the disinclination to read, despite having the ability to do so (Oxford English Dictionary)....   [tags: Aliteracy Essays]
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American Propaganda During World War II - ... Seuss’s cartoons. Besides the cartoons that portrayed Germany, Japan, and Italy as sub-human savages, animations were used to depict the enemy in the same way. The American government and army turned to Walt Disney for his animation propaganda. In “Der Fuhrer’s Face,” Walt Disney mocks Nazy Germany and Japan through satirizing the language, body stance, and culture of Adolf Hitler and his followers and allies. Disney satirizes Hitler by overly emphasizing the Hitler salute to come across as irritating and brainwashing....   [tags: allies, media, cartoons, axis powers] 1996 words
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Political, Social And Moral Me - Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to generations of readers all over the world as "Dr. Seuss," is the American author of many popular children’s books. Dr. Seuss’ "deft combination of easy words, swift rhymes and batty nonsense" (Horn 69) has convinced many children that reading does not have to be a boring chore, but instead can be fun and entertaining. Amidst these wacky drawings of zany characters spouting off crazy rhetoric, there is much hidden symbolism....   [tags: essays research papers] 1191 words
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Considering Gender in Our Lives: Gender and Inequality - As children grow and begin to take their first steps towards the American education system, they are taught to follow the wisdoms of three important characters: their parents, their teachers, and Dr. Seuss. While trying to take on the simple, yet thought-provoking concepts of Seuss-ism, children embark on their search for identity. Like Dr. Seuss, we often encourage the little ones in our lives to “be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don’t mind and those mind don’t matter” (Dr....   [tags: power, and inequality, species]
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Exploring The Theme of Facism in Animal Farm, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, Yertle the Turtle, and Dictator - Fascism is a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. Fascism also occurs in our literature such as the great pieces Animal Farm and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by Orwell, Yertle the Turtle by Seuss and Dictator by Kessler. These pieces will now be deeply explored so we can find out what English literature tells us about fascism....   [tags: Fascist, Government] 1394 words
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Alternative Requirement for Urban Experience - Alternative Requirement for Urban Experience As comforting as it is to know that children today have more in common with each other than we did as children it seems to be at the expense of their uniqueness. As educators we need to celebrate the differences in individuals. As Dr. Seuss said “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” (Seuss 1959) When I was a teachers aid at a local middle school I found myself changing my teaching style from moment to moment....   [tags: Persoanl Reflection]
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Famous Children's Book Author Theodor Suess Geisel - Theodor Suess Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in March of 1904. Suess was his mothers name, where his pen name Dr. Suess came from, and “Dr.” came from his fathers unfulfilled hopes that Theodor would some day have his doctorate. Dr. Suess was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Author of 46 books started off his career with a book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In 1936 Suess sailed to Europe and the rhythm of this children’s book was influenced by the ships engine....   [tags: Theodor Suess Geisel, Dr. Suess, ] 566 words
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The Events of 1937 - World, American, and regional events that occurred in 1937 were remarkably influential to history. The year of 1937 was marked by dynamic world leaders, intensifying international conflicts, economic struggles, record breaking athletes, and influential authors. Despite the fact that this year was a time of rising world instability and uncertainty, several admirable feats were still achieved. John Steinbeck was a world renowned author of the twentieth century. He wrote numerous novels, many of which were about migrant farmers who struggled during times of economic downfall....   [tags: American Society]
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The History and Purpose of the Environmentalist Movement - The movement that will be discussed is the Environmental Movement. This movement focuses on the environment and the well-being of the Earth. The Environmental Movement began on April 22, 1970, with the celebration of the first Earth Day. This movement was first created as a way to raise awareness about the Earth and its poor condition. This movement has widely been accepted as a Reform Movement as it was originally created to help make the world a better place (sociologyguide.com). Since the time of the first Earth Day, the Environmentalists have become so concerned with the plants and animals of the environment that they have begun to paint the picture that humans are the enemy and the rea...   [tags: eaarth day, environmental problems]
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Tim Burton's Particular Way of Making Films - ... Furthermore, as the movie progressed, Edward’s social acceptance declined rapidly. In turn, Burton made Edward’s costume slowly tear up, until the “mob” scene where he ripped off the dress shirt completely, which showed how he will never become what everyone else wanted him to be. Another symbol Burton included in Edward Scissorhands that supported individuality was snow. Before Edward came to their neighborhood, the people who lived there had never experienced snow. Every day was predictable for them, but just as the snow was new, a creative and obscure person like Edward was also new to them....   [tags: pioneers in movie making] 700 words
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Tim Burton: A Man of Many Visions - “Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?” These are the words of Tim Burton, a renowned director who plays by his own rules when creating a story for the big screen. Growing up different from most kids, Burton was influenced by many unique people and movies such as Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and German Expressionist films. He used their styles to create many memorable films himself, such as Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland. In these recognizable blockbusters, like most of Burton’s movies, the use of satire and visual features are present to support the thematic concept of conformity vs....   [tags: notorious movie directors] 627 words
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