History Literature / TheLorax

16th Jun '17 5:09:05 PM VicGeorge2011
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%%* GreenAesop

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%%* GreenAesop* GreenAesop: The Once-ler's hubris and greed turns a once-flourishing Truffula Tree forest into a polluted wasteland, though there's hope that if a Truffula Tree seed could be planted and nourished into a healthy tree, it could undo all the damage.
16th Jun '17 5:05:27 PM VicGeorge2011
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* VillainHasAPoint: The Once-ler does make a valid point when he says that closing his factory will mean laying off 100,000 workers and be detrimental to the economy. Even the Lorax concedes that this would be an extreme solution.

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* VillainHasAPoint: The Once-ler in the AnimatedAdaptation special does make a valid point when he says that closing his factory will mean laying off 100,000 workers and be detrimental to the economy. Even the Lorax concedes that this would be an extreme solution.
16th Jun '17 4:52:54 PM Sammettik
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* TheAtoner: The Once-ler.

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* TheAtoner: The Once-ler.Once-ler at the end.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the original story, with the Lorax being white and the Once-ler and his family being black. The situation of the story is portrayed less so in the AnimatedAdaptation - at one point, the Once-ler argues with himself about what he is doing, ultimately justifying his actions by claiming that if he didn't do it, someone else would, and points out that shutting down his factory would cause all of his workers to lose their jobs; [[JerkassHasAPoint the Lorax admits that he has a point, and also that he himself wouldn't know the answer]].

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the original story, with the Lorax being white and the Once-ler and his family being black. The situation of the story is portrayed less so in the AnimatedAdaptation - at one point, the Once-ler argues with himself about what he is doing, ultimately justifying his actions by claiming that if he didn't do it, someone else would, and points out that shutting down his factory would cause all of his workers to lose their jobs; [[JerkassHasAPoint [[VillainHasAPoint the Lorax admits that he has a point, and also that he himself wouldn't know the answer]].



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* VillainHasAPoint: The Once-ler does make a valid point when he says that closing his factory will mean laying off 100,000 workers and be detrimental to the economy. Even the Lorax concedes that this would be an extreme solution.
13th Apr '17 9:33:26 PM mariic
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: In the AnimatedAdaptation, the Once-ler justifies his actions twice: the first time he notes that somebody else would have done it, and the second time he notes that if he closed the factory, then many people would be out of jobs.
9th Apr '17 9:28:49 AM NWolfman
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* BasedOnATrueStory: Sort of. While on vacation in Africa, Seuss was charmed by some strange trees that he, being Dr Seuss, decided to call "Truffula trees". He was later shocked to see them being cut down. It inspired this story, with the Lorax being his AuthorAvatar.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Sort of. While on vacation in Africa, Seuss was charmed by some strange trees that he, being Dr Seuss, decided to call "Truffula trees". He was later shocked to see them being cut down. It inspired this story, down and ran back to his hotel to start sketching out ideas on a notepad, with the Lorax being his AuthorAvatar.
4th Feb '17 7:18:05 AM ironballs16
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the original story, with the Lorax being white and the Once-ler and his family being black. The situation of the story is portrayed less so in the AnimatedAdaptation - at one point, the Once-ler argues with himself about what he is doing, ultimately justifying his actions by claiming that if he didn't do it, someone else would, and points out that shutting down his factory would cause all of his workers to lose their jobs; the Lorax admits that he has a point, and also that he himself wouldn't know the answer.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Played straight in the original story, with the Lorax being white and the Once-ler and his family being black. The situation of the story is portrayed less so in the AnimatedAdaptation - at one point, the Once-ler argues with himself about what he is doing, ultimately justifying his actions by claiming that if he didn't do it, someone else would, and points out that shutting down his factory would cause all of his workers to lose their jobs; [[JerkassHasAPoint the Lorax admits that he has a point, and also that he himself wouldn't know the answer.answer]].
16th Jan '17 12:55:09 PM supernintendo128
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* TheBadGuyWins: Depressingly so. To put it into perspective, even ''the bad guy himself'' is horrified at his own victory.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Depressingly so. To put it into perspective, even ''the ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the bad guy himself'' himself]]'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is horrified at his own victory.]]
28th Sep '16 11:20:03 AM MoPete
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* RagsToRiches: The Once-ler sold his first Thneed for $3.98, and from there, he kept biggering and biggering his production and his money...
** RichesToRags: ...Until the last Truffula Tree was cut down, and it all came to an end. Now he's charging 15 cents and a nail and the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail for people to listen to his talk about the Lorax.
21st Aug '16 10:45:37 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ItllNeverCatchOn: The Lorax dismisses the Thneed, right before someone buys it.

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* ItllNeverCatchOn: ItWillNeverCatchOn: The Lorax dismisses the Thneed, right before someone buys it.
21st Aug '16 5:15:28 AM LtFedora
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* ItllNeverCatchOn: The Lorax dismisses the Thneed, right before someone buys it.
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