Mother And Child Relationships In Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

595 Words3 Pages
Do you ever regret being rude or mean to your mother after all of the things she's done for you? The tree was always helping the boy with things even though he didn't appreciate it. When the boy needed money to be able to buy things, the tree told him to take his apples and sell them so he could be happy. When the boy needed a warm home to live in the tree helped him then too. HE told the boy to take his branches to build a house so he would be happy. In The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein uses characterization and personification to illustrate the relationship between a mother and child relationship.
The first time you see the tree and the boy acting in a mother/child relationship is when the boy is little and still enjoys doing little kid things with the tree. The boy was always playing with the tree and having a good time. He didn't want to stay inside locked away in his room, he wanted to spent time with the tree(or mother).The tree was always there for the tree when he needed a friend just like a mother would do for her child. For example, the boy would rather swing from the trees branches and play hide and go seek and lay in her shade than do other things inside. “And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest...and the boy loved the tree very much.” The boy loved spending
…show more content…
If the boy needed something, the tree most more than willing to help him and make him be happy. If a mother saw that her child needed help and they were struggling she would do everything in her power to make him happier. No good mother in the world would want to see her child struggling and every mother should treat her child the way the tree treated the

More about Mother And Child Relationships In Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

Open Document