Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham Theme of Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Since its appearance in 1960, Green Eggs and Ham has been a life-changing book, touching the hearts and minds of diverse readers big and small. But is it profound philosophy or elevated nonsense? We like to think it's a little bit of both: a reminder that serious stuff is out there, but we can't take life too seriously or we miss all the fun—and maybe all the friendships, too.
Questions and Answers
Q: Um, I don't get it.
A: If you enjoy reading it, you get it. No pressure in Seussville.
Q: Why does Sam make the big guy eat the food when he doesn't want to?
A: He's trying to get him to try new things. Next up: broccoli.
Q: Is it happily ever after?
A: Sure it is. And now that the big guy has tried Sam's green eggs and ham, Sam might get to try the big guy's newspaper.