The Cat In The Hat Stylistic Analysis

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The famously know children 's book The Cat in the Hat with simple rhymes and short easy words is used to teach children how to read at an early age. Many may only think of the book as a harmless book that contains the simplest plot. Some may agree due to the story 's simplistic plot and generic theme, with the characters learning lessons from their selfish mistakes. But some may disagree. Some may say that there is a different meaning to the characters personalities because of the different actions and mistakes they make. As the creator of the structural model of personalities, Dr. Sigmund Freud 's id, ego, and superego relates to Dr. Seuss ' character personalities and actions (NCTE). This means that the Cat represents the id due to his selfish behavior and non-caring attitude. The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, is more than just a children 's…show more content…
Seuss, is more than just a children 's story; upon a closer psychoanalysis of the story, it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud 's model of personalities that present the theme of pleasure is temporary. They are many reasons why this story is more than just a children 's story. One reason is the changes that occur in each symbolic character 's personality. The characters all embrace a new personality after realizing the theme that pleasure is temporary. For example, the narrator and Sally undergo an id to ego change after realizing how the destruction of the Cat is affecting themselves, the Fish, and the house. The Cat changes from the id to superego personality after realizing his destruction and how it is affecting the other symbolic characters and decides to take responsibility for his actions and clean up the house that was a mess because of his actions. To end, the theme pleasure is temporary is complex is too complicated for a child to understand, and the simplistic diction even contains a complex meaning. Therefore, The Cat in the Hat is more than just a children 's
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