History YMMV / DrSeuss

9th Apr '17 11:20:30 AM NWolfman
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: If the book has AnAesop, it comes with absolutely no subtlety and is better for it.
** Subtle to those who can read the symbolism. To a kid, the star-bellied Sneeches and Yertle The Turtle aren't racists or Nazis, respectively, so much as jerks. ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' are the only books with aesops for realistic situations (squandering natural resources and war, respectively).

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: If the book has AnAesop, it comes with absolutely no subtlety and is better for it.
** Subtle to those who can read the symbolism.
Zig-zagged. To a kid, the star-bellied Sneeches and Yertle The Turtle aren't racists or Nazis, respectively, so much as jerks. With the exception of ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'', who's messages are RippedFromTheHeadlines, the message is only books with aesops for realistic situations (squandering natural resources and war, respectively).really unsubtle to those who can read the symbolism.
20th Mar '17 11:46:34 AM Unicorndance
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** Mack the turtle.
** The Sad Dad from Hop on Pop.
** The forest creatures from The Lorax.
6th Mar '17 3:53:53 PM NWolfman
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* NeverLiveItDown: Despite his personal efforts to shy away from his [[OldShame problematic past]], Seuss's early, racist newspaper cartoons have [[http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/dr-seuss-was-racist-these-woke-kids-protested-dr-seuss-week-at yet to leave the public consciousness]].
4th Feb '16 6:07:41 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: Oft debated between ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'', ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''Oh, The Places You'll Go!'', the last of which being a more traditional "masterpiece," as it was based on a lifetime's worth of learning.
* MisaimedFandom: ''Horton Hears a Who'' has been co-opted as support by many pro-life groups, who use the famous line: "A person's a person, no matter how small" as their rallying cry. In truth, Seuss was commenting on how America was basically ignoring the rebuilding needs of post-WWII Japan, and that line in particular was intended to send the message that regardless of the fact that we had just fought a war against them, treating them that way was simply not right, and would probably engender further resentment against the United States.
** The man himself wasn't pro-life and sued a pro-life organization for using the phrase on their stationary.

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* MagnumOpus: Oft debated between ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'', ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''Oh, The Places You'll Go!'', the last of which being a more traditional "masterpiece," as it was based on a lifetime's worth of learning.
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''Horton Hears a Who'' has been co-opted as support by many pro-life groups, who use the famous line: "A person's a person, no matter how small" as their rallying cry. In truth, Seuss was commenting on how America was basically ignoring the rebuilding needs of post-WWII Japan, and that line in particular was intended to send the message that regardless of the fact that we had just fought a war against them, treating them that way was simply not right, and would probably engender further resentment against the United States.
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States. The man himself wasn't pro-life and sued a pro-life organization for using the phrase on their stationary.
5th Sep '15 4:21:43 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* NightmareFuel: This troper found the Sad Dad from Hop on Pop and the Wet Pet from One Fish Two Fish scary.
5th Sep '15 4:07:25 PM Kelton2
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* NightmareFuel: This troper found the Sad Dad from Hop on Pop and the Wet Pet from One Fish Two Fish scary.
4th Aug '15 6:27:06 PM Angeldeb82
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** The ending of Literature/HortonHatchesTheEgg: "And it should be, it should be, it ''should'' be like that / because Horton was faithful. / He sat and he sat. He meant what he said / and he said what he meant / and they sent him home, happy one hundred percent."

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** The ending of Literature/HortonHatchesTheEgg: "And "'And it should be, it should be, it ''should'' be like that / because Horton was faithful. / He sat and he sat. / He meant what he said / and he said what he meant meant...' / and And they sent him home, happy one hundred percent."



** Subtle to those who can read the symbolism. To a kid, the star-bellied Sneeches and Yertle The Turtle aren't racists or Nazis, respectively, so much as jerks. ''TheLorax'' and ''TheButterBattleBook'' are the only books with aesops for realistic situations (squandering natural resources and war, respectively).

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** Subtle to those who can read the symbolism. To a kid, the star-bellied Sneeches and Yertle The Turtle aren't racists or Nazis, respectively, so much as jerks. ''TheLorax'' ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''TheButterBattleBook'' ''Literature/TheButterBattleBook'' are the only books with aesops for realistic situations (squandering natural resources and war, respectively).
28th Jul '15 5:29:53 PM NWolfman
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* MagnumOpus: Oft debated between ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'', ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''OhThePlacesYoullGo'', the last of which being a more traditional "masterpiece," as it was based on a lifetime's worth of learning.

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* MagnumOpus: Oft debated between ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'', ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''OhThePlacesYoullGo'', ''Oh, The Places You'll Go!'', the last of which being a more traditional "masterpiece," as it was based on a lifetime's worth of learning.
28th Jul '15 5:29:36 PM NWolfman
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* MagnumOpus: Oft debated between ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'', ''Literature/TheLorax'' and ''OhThePlacesYoullGo'', the last of which being a more traditional "masterpiece," as it was based on a lifetime's worth of learning.
4th Jan '15 2:52:13 PM NWolfman
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** Subtle to those who can read the symbolism. To a kid, the star-bellied Sneeches and Yertle The Turtle aren't racists or Nazis, respectively, so much as jerks. ''TheLorax'' and ''TheButterBattleBook'' are the only books with aesops for realistic situations (squandering natural resources and war, respectively).
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