Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Analysis

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The “Ted” Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, is a great children’s author (“About Dr. Seuss”). Surprisingly, the start of Dr. Seuss career is quite different from how he ended up. One article states “Ted Geisel started his artistic career as a cartoonist for the New York Weekly Judge and as an advertising artist…” (“About Dr. Seuss”). Another famous doctor in the world is Dr. Sigmund Freud. Dr. Sigmund Freud’s structural model of personality is used by literal critics to analyze Literature. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, is a “children’s primers”, that can be analyzed by using Dr. Sigmund Freud’s, Structural model of personalities (“About Dr. Seuss”). The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, is more than just a children’s story; upon a closer psychoanalysis of the story, it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s Structural model of personalities that presents the theme of pleasure is temporary. While it is true that The Cat…show more content…
This question is essentially a test to the audience to distinguish where they may fall on the personality spectrum: is the audience still at the Id stage, where the answer may contain a lie, or has the audience progressed to the Ego stage, where they can make a decision on what is morally right or wrong and to follow the guidelines that they have been taught. According to Freud, the Ego is “the part of the personality that maintains a balance between our impulses (our Id) and our conscience (our SuperEgo). The theme that pleasure is only temporary would not be understood by a child without adult supervision and assistance. Therefore, to say that The Cat and the Hat is only about not allowing a stranger into the house is too simple. The child reader of audience has to decide a moral question: to lie or to be
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