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Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham


by Dr. Seuss

Home Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Themes Life, Consciousness, and Existence

Green Eggs and Ham Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

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Quote #1

I am Sam. (1, 2)

These little words have left a pretty big legacy. One thing we don't always remember, though, is that they are written on signs. That's right, signs to the world from Sam; signs that say, "Hey world, I exist!" Green Eggs and Ham celebrates this exuberant self-awareness, and our human (or creature) need to interact with others to affirm our own existences. Ah, philosophy.

Quote #2

Sam I am. (3)

When Sam doesn't get the kind of attention he wants from the big guy, he tries flipping the script a little, inverting the "normal" order of things to make a splash. This is also our cue that we are in Seussville, where the rules don't apply. In Seussville, going against the grain is not only acceptable, but desired.

Quote #3

I would not like them
anywhere. (19)

This is what we call glass half empty. Not anywhere? Really, Big Guy?

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