The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and theLorax is the titular character, who “speaks for the trees” and confronts the Once–ler, 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.
An interior of a luxurious restaurant is shown. A wealthy gourmet sits at a table adding many sauces and spices to his dish, which is hidden by the sheer number of condiments (this is the scene shown in the film poster). This continues for a long time, and then we see him hammer a fork to a wooden left hand. He then starts to eat his own hand. In a series of short and violent scenes, we are then shown an athlete eating his lower leg, a woman eating her breasts (this is also shown in the film poster), and the last eater, who is about to eat his genitals. As he realizes the presence of the camera, the man covers his genitals and shoos the camera away with his hand.