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Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
by Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and the Oobleck Paragraph 31 Summary

Up All Night 

  • If there were any doubt about this being a bad idea, now is the time to wish it goodbye. Every word and image in this paragraph breathes Bartholomew's anxiety.
  • There's Bartholomew, burdened with the very adult role of putting the King to bed. There's Bartholomew, pacing nervously at the window like a character on Mad Men.
  • We see his powerlessness, too, when Seuss reminds us of the boy's low position in the power structure: "There was no sleep for Bartholomew, the page boy." He knows something terrible is about to happen, but he is who he is, and who he is can't do much.
  • We've got a long way to go.
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