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Shel Silverstein's Short Story 'The Given Tree'

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In Shel Silverstein short story “The Given Tree”, Silverstein is portraying to not give to those who will take advantage of what people are willing to give for the benefit of others. In the story, a conversation between the tree and the Boy, led to the tree giving what she possessed to the Boy because she cared and loved him and only wanted to make him happy, “I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money?”, “Take my apples, and sell them...then you will have money and you will be happy” (Silverstein 15). Silverstein describes the idea that people who give all that they have, for the benefit of making others happy, will be left with nothing in the end. During the story the Boy kept asking for what he wanted and needed and the tree would
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