Comparison Of Lorax And Easter's End

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Devin Alonzo
October 2, 2015
AP Environmental Science
Lorax and Easter’s end Compare/Contrast Essay “I am sorry,” sighed the tree “I wish that I could give you something… But I have nothing left. I am just an old stump I am sorry…” The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein. Many interactions between man and nature are put into stories to give a message that humans must treat nature with care so, other generations can survive and follow or it will be destroyed. In both the Lorax and Easter’s End these actions are portrayed, however Easter’s end’s story shows us this interaction in reality, while The Lorax is fiction. In both stories they portray the same scenario, people find new land and use up all the resources which explains the theory of Tragedy
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Also, even if they tried to renew their resources, the demand rate was increasing so much, they would have never been able to save the ecosystem. “While the hauhau tree did not become extinct in Polynesian times, its numbers declined drastically until there weren’t enough left to make ropes from” as stated in Easter’s End. Another similarity was that most of the species in these environments had depended on these trees and plants for survival and shelter. Since the resources were being used at such an alarming rate the animals would become extinct over time because the loss of all their sources of food and shelter. Easter’s End states “The destruction of the island’s animals was as extreme as that of the forest: without exception, every species of native land bird became extinct.” The final similarity I found was that both places were very rich,fertile and filled with abundance amounts of resources. When the natives arrived to these regions they took advantage of the resources provided from the nature for their own uses, not realizing the future of the…show more content…
For one the Lorax is a fictional tale rather than reality. Also, in the Lorax the Once-ler used the trees for his own economic gain rather than for a population to build resources for them to live and survive. In Easter’s End people didn’t know how to survive off resources and sustain for the future. Since the Polynesians had no wood to make tools with, they had no ways to hunt for food which led to the idea of cannibalism, that later lead to the extinction of humans on Easter Island. “Given enough timber and fiber for making ropes, teams of at most a few hundred people could have loaded the statues onto wooden sleds, dragged them over lubricated wooden tracks or rollers, and used logs as levers to maneuver them into a standing
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