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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories


by Dr. Seuss

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Power Quotes

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Quote #4

"Say, what IS that thing
That dares to be higher than Yertle the King?
I shall not allow it. I'll go higher still!" (Yertle.78-80)

Ah, yes. The very best part of the story. Despite all of the hard work Yertle has done bossing everybody else around, there's still something more powerful than him: the moon. And that's our final lesson about power, Shmoopers, No matter how much of it you get, there's always someone (or something) that's got more of it. And it doesn't last anyway, right? How powerful, exactly, is Hitler now? Aha.

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