by Dr. Seuss
The Lorax Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Man and the Natural World
From the Once-ler's his own lips, we learn how the dude almost single-glovedly ruins an entire forest. He smogs up its skies, runs off its critters, and mucks up its waters with industrial waste. B...
Language and Communication
Issues of communication abound in The Lorax, and things get pretty ironic. Hipsters, watch out. The Lorax exists to speak for the forest creatures, creatures who can't speak with the Once-ler dire...
Compassion and Forgiveness
If you read about the Brown Bar-ba-loots getting the "crummies" and don't feel bad for the little buggers, you are a heartless, Shmoopless meanie. The Lorax seems designed to increase compassion,...