History Creator / DrSeuss

24th Jul '17 8:52:35 AM Hedging
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* BittersweetEnding: A number of books, but ''The Sneetches'' is a prominent example. In the end, McBean successfully cons the sneetches out of all their money with his Star Machine gambit, leaving them penniless, but the experience teaches them how stupid and pointless racial discrimination is and learn to live as equals from that point on.
19th Jul '17 5:35:51 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: He was seen wearing one.
19th Jun '17 1:35:16 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Dr. Seuss Goes To War'' (UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} political cartoons)

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* ''Dr. Seuss Goes To War'' (UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] political cartoons)
17th Jun '17 1:45:49 PM nombretomado
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The animated version of ''The Butter Battle Book'', a Cold War allegory with a BerlinWall expy, aired four days after the real Berlin Wall fell.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The animated version of ''The Butter Battle Book'', a Cold War allegory with a BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall expy, aired four days after the real Berlin Wall fell.
3rd Jun '17 3:06:04 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories'' (1958)

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* ''Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories'' ''Literature/YertleTheTurtleAndOtherStories'' (1958)



* HistoryRepeats: Very subtly done in "Yertle the Turtle." After Yertle is dethroned and sent tumbling down into the swamp mud, the turtles that had previously made up his throne are swimming happily in the pond, with their eyes closed... Except for Mack (whom the other turtles are swimming towards), who is sitting on Yertle's old "throne" and looking upwards towards the sky. Considering Seuss's background as a political cartoonist (and that he admitted the story is an allegory for Hitler), the implication isn't difficult to spot...

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* HistoryRepeats: Very subtly done in "Yertle the Turtle." title tale of ''Literature/YertleTheTurtleAndOtherStories.'' After Yertle is dethroned and sent tumbling down into the swamp mud, the turtles that had previously made up his throne are swimming happily in the pond, with their eyes closed... Except for Mack (whom the other turtles are swimming towards), who is sitting on Yertle's old "throne" and looking upwards towards the sky. Considering Seuss's background as a political cartoonist (and that he admitted the story is an allegory for Hitler), the implication isn't difficult to spot...
27th May '17 4:11:51 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Bartholomew and the Oobleck'' (1949)

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* ''Bartholomew and the Oobleck'' ''Literature/BartholomewAndTheOobleck'' (1949)
27th May '17 10:15:17 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories'' (2011)

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* ''The ''[[Literature/TheBippoloSeedAndOtherLostTales The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories'' Stories]]'' (2011)
31st Mar '17 7:56:24 PM RonnieR15
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* ''Happy Birthday to You!'' (1959)

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* ''Happy Birthday to You!'' ''Literature/HappyBirthdayToYou'' (1959)
31st Mar '17 12:07:19 PM Statzkeen
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* KarmaHoudini: The makers of the ''Horton Hears A Who'' film note in the commentary that he "wasn't in the comeuppance business." In fact, with the exception of ''Yeartle the Turtle'', the unwelcome guests in ''Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose'', it's rare that ''any'' villain in any book gets what's coming to him or her. (Nothing happens to Mayzie for the cruel trick she plays on Horton, and Sylvester [=McMonkey=] [=McBean=] gets no comeuppance for conning the Sneeches. Of course, doing so would likely distract readers from the overall message.)

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* KarmaHoudini: The makers of the ''Horton Hears A Who'' film note in the commentary that he "wasn't in the comeuppance business." In fact, with the exception of ''Yeartle ''Yertle the Turtle'', the unwelcome guests in ''Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose'', it's rare that ''any'' villain in any book gets what's coming to him or her. (Nothing happens to Mayzie for the cruel trick she plays on Horton, and Sylvester [=McMonkey=] [=McBean=] gets no comeuppance for conning the Sneeches. Of course, doing so would likely distract readers from the overall message.)



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Well, ''Yeartle the Turtle'' clearly wasn't one (and he wasn't truly evil, he was just greedy), but as [[WordOfGod Seuss himself said in an interview]], he ''was'' meant to be an allegorical stand-in for Hitler and those of similar philosophical bent.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Well, ''Yeartle ''Yertle the Turtle'' clearly wasn't one (and he wasn't truly evil, he was just greedy), but as [[WordOfGod Seuss himself said in an interview]], he ''was'' meant to be an allegorical stand-in for Hitler and those of similar philosophical bent.
22nd Mar '17 11:14:46 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* DarkerAndEdgier:
** ''Literature/TheLorax'' is this compared to the other books. It teaches about the consequences of not acknowledging natural resources until they are gone.
** Even more so, ''The Butter Battle Book'' is a parable about the nuclear arms race between the US and the USSR, represented by two tribes living on opposite sides of a wall analogous to the Berlin Wall, concluding with a BolivianArmyEnding as the two sides are about to drop their bombs.
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