The Lorax

– Dr. Seuss (1972)

The Lorax came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax is the titular character, who “speaks for the trees” and confronts the Onceler, who causes environmental degradation. As in most Dr. Seuss books, the creatures mentioned are typically unique to the story.

The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger that corporate greed poses to nature, using the literary element of personification to create relatable characters for industry and the environment.

It was Dr. Seuss’s personal favorite of his books. He was able to create a story addressing industrial/economic and environmental issues without it being dull.

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