Everyone should feel lucky about what they have, and the boy in the poem The Giving Tree, did not understand the amazing thing he had… the tree. The tree would play with him, and the tree was there for him, but the boy took every amazing thing the tree had for granted. Some quotes from the poem that explain this topic well are… “Come, boy, come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and eat apples and play in my shade and be “happy” “I am too big to climb and play said the boy.” “I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me money?
“ ‘... Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?’ … ‘Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.’ … ‘ No-no- I reckon it wouldn’t hardly do,’ … ‘Oh, shucks, I’ll be just as careful. Now lemme try. Say-I’ll give you the core of my apple.’ ‘Well, here-No, ben, now don’t. I’m afeard-’ ‘I’ll give you all of it!’ Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.” (Twain 19) In this scene Thomas Sawyer, like many other kids his age doesn’t like to work.
In regards to Shel Silverstein's work, “The giving tree”. The stories interpretation of the relationship between boy and tree is more dangerous then ecologically sensitive. This relationship is totally one one-sided when comparing the relationship of a parent to a child. The tree represents a maternal figure in the story and does anything to keep the boy happy. Unfortunately, the boy is portrayed as Narcissist and only comes to the tree when he needs or wants something.
A prominent archetypal theme throughout Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” is Metamorphosis. Where a round character occurs a change through a series of events. Throughout the novel, the company of the boy makes the tree very happy. In the beginning, the tree has plenty of strong branches to provide the boy to climb, swing and play from. As the boy grows old his interest involved wealth instead of climbing, swinging and playing.
Would you give up everything you have to help someone?Society has led many to a life where they volunteer to give to others not as fortunate. In the “The Giving Tree” the tree is always giving the boy anything it takes to make the boy happy.In “The Giving Tree” Shel Silverstein uses personification to show the theme of giving. The gift of giving is better than receiving.In “The Giving Tree” the tree makes the boy happy and when the boy is happy the tree is happy. Even when she is loosing valuable things she is still happy. An examples of this is,“The forest is my house,but you may cut off my branches and build a house.
Which leads to the possibility that the two stories are connected more than one would think. This isolated society could very well be the same one as “The Executioner’s Beautiful Daughter”, but just pre-transformation. Think about it like this, a father is determined to find a harmless civilized society so his kids won’t partake in the devil’s work. When he finally finds a place, and moves out there everything seems to go according to plan, but growth and curiosity start getting the best of them. One day the two start out for an adventure and when they run out of food, they come across a tree with fruit on it.
I remember the times when we used to garden together, but that had slowly died down. I miss it yet find that it’s amusing to plant by myself. I just always see him reading, he’s never playing with Hassan. I’m worried he’s growing out of the things he loved in his childhood. I wish my son could be more like a proper man, tougher, stronger and courageous.
The other men would always laugh and joke at the priest but Henry never did. Although it doesn’t make him instantly religious, it does seem that Henry keeps the thought of religion in the back of his head. This is just the beginning of Henry changing, and at this point, he has no clue he is even changing. Next he meets Catherine. From Catherine, Henry learns how to love and to be loved.
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.
As Jesse enters his next event, tree topping, he starts out looking clumsy and disconnected, and the crowd “was laughing at him” (257). However, as he gained altitude, he gained coordination and speed and now, “no one was laughing” (257). He was now a threat again. But, as he neared the top, it becomes clear that Jesse has no intention to slow down. At the top, his strap goes over the top and “his body arched
“When I think of the swell time I could have without you, I go nuts. I never get no peace” (Steinbeck 12). George does not lie and tells Lennie how good of a life he could of have. This quote shows that he is always thinking about how much money or how much easier his life would be without Lennie always holding him back. Ever since Lennie was a boy George has been taking care of him, and he never stops getting into trouble.
She talks about how fantastic people who jump head-first into situations that aren’t beneficial to themselves are. From these two stories, the reader can learn many important things. Reading Clearing Paths to the Past gives the reader a chance to look at the other side of the spectrum and see our success from the people who brought it to our lives. The saying “ignorance is bliss” comes to mind as the students walking the path to school every day are completely naive to the man that scraped away all of the snow from the path, and they’re perfectly happy without that knowledge. If they knew
Why would it be ok just to leave and be alone and try to find your happiness. When he had his family that loved him and cared for him and was always supporting in his needs. He had no experience just off of books about being alone, finding happiness, and outdoors. That proves my point that he messed up and was dumb and not bold he is the cause of his own
The tree is very happy when she and the boy interact because he brings joy and companionship to her life. As the story continues the boy becomes less and less interested in the tree and more interested in outside life. When the boy needed something he would come back complaining about what he wants and the tree would offer him something, and he would take it without hesitation. Happiness does not result from what