The 5 000 Finger Rhetorical Analysis

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T is a surrealist and delirious tale full of wacky fun imagery, as well as explicit World War II references. This daring film for its 50’s time period was written by Theodor Geisel, famously known as Dr. Seuss. Seuss' writing in his books tends to be surreal, somewhat nonsensical, and is almost always verbally focused on crazy word play, including lots of neologisms and hilariously twisted rhymes, which is translated into this film. The theme of 5,000 Fingers is an elaboration from Seuss of a conception of children as “thwarted people”, and that they struggle to find themselves in the world dominated by adult authorities. The theme is addressed in one of the songs, stating “just because we're kids, because we're sorta
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