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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back


by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Expectations Quotes

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Quote #1

That cat is a bad one,
That Cat in the Hat. (23-24)

Right off the bat, the kids are judging the Cat. You might call it preconceived notions, or you might call it street smarts.

Quote #2

And, oh boy! What a thing!
A big long pink cat ring! (68-69)

Here's a question for you: why is the Cat's ring pink? Are we supposed to get a specific impression of him because of it?

Quote #3

But this did not look
Very clever to me.
Kill snow spots with pop guns?
That just could not be! (205-208)

The narrator is filled with skepticism—and for good reason. But when it comes to Seuss, nothing is ever as it seems. Could it be that these pop guns are meant to bring us into the real world and all the Cold War violence that was going down?

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