Bartholomew and the Oobleck
by Dr. Seuss
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Paragraphs 105-109 Summary
Adults are Just Plain Silly
- And so, at long last, we get to see all of the adults for what they really are.
- In the goofiest manner possible, this passage explores every aspect of adult incompetence. The Royal Cook gets stuck to his cooking ware (though, if he was about to cook a cat, it's probably for the best), the Laundress launders herself, and the fiddlers? All we're going to say is: how will there be fiddling now?
- Once again, the word "royal" is peppered throughout this passage in the most absurd and demystifying contexts: Royal Cook, Royal Laundress, Royal Fiddlers, royal fiddles.
- To make matters worse, everyone is flopping and floundering throughout all the hubbub. Hardly the picture of regal manners.
- Perhaps that's what reminds Bartholomew of the floppiest, most floundery guy of all: the King.