The Cat In The Hat Analysis

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Dr. Seuss “The Cat in the Hat” Dr.Seuss is one of the best children’s book writers. His creative books, colorful pages and often funny stories attracts many readers. This gifted authors’ birthday is celebrated worldwide on March 2. His book The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, became one of the most popular children’s book and helped him inspire generations of children with the ideas in his following books. Dr. Sigmund Freud’s representation of the personalities with the characteristics of the Id, Ego, and Superego are all distributed within the characters in Dr.Seuss book. The Cat in the Hat by Dr.Seuss is more than just a simple children’s story; it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s structural model personality spectrum that presents the theme of learning to control one’s self even when having fun. Perhaps, it seems true that the illustrations within The Cat in the Hat make it appealing to children. It may also be true that the pictures add the plot and characterization of Sally, the narrator, the Fish and the Cat. For example, on page 19 there is a picture with the Cat balancing things such as the Fish, a rake, milk, books, and a cake, all while balancing on a ball. While a child may laugh at the humorous image, the image represents the external conflict of the danger to the Fish. The Cat, at this point in the story, is a representation of the Freud’s Id, “the part of the personality that contains our primitive impulses” (NCTE). The Cat represents the child’s
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