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Comparing The Allegory Of Yertle The Turtle And Terrible Things

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Charters in these two allegories “Terrible Things”, by Eve Bunting, and “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss share an array of similarities. An allegory is a short story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. These two allegories share many similarities through the author’s use of characters, including passive characters, aggressive characters, and ignorant characters. In this comparison essay characters in “Yertle the Turtle” and “Terrible Things “are very alike. First, there are the two main characters in the allegories Yertle the Turtle and Terrible Things that are very similar in their aggressiveness. Second, there are characters in these allegories that do whatever the two main characters say. Last, there are those who have no clue what is going on in these allegories and follow the crowd so to speak. Particularly, Yertle the Turtle and the Terrible Things do whatever they please regardless of how others feel. The Terrible Things visit the characters and say “we have come for every creature with feathers on its back.” Even though the birds did not want to go with the terrible things they used their nets and captured the birds. Then when Yertle the Turtle turned to the other turtles and…show more content…
When the Terrible Things come for the other characters the rabbit says “The Terrible Things don’t need a reason, just be glad it wasn’t us.” So even though the rabbit knew they were bad characters as long as it wasn’t them it was okay. In Yertle the Turtle the turtles that knew Yertle was a bad character still followed his orders when Yertle said "Turtles! More turtles!" he bellowed and brayed and the turtles 'way down in the pond were afraid they trembled they shook but they came.” So just like the Terrible Things even though the turtles knew they shouldn’t follow orders they willingly
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