Tree Essays

  • The Giving Tree Thesis

    294 Words  | 2 Pages

    In the book “The Giving Tree”, the tree gave all she could to the boy she loved very much. I believe “Be the Tree” means that Seth would have wanted to be like the tree to everyone receiving the scholarship. He would want to be like the giving tree, which he is in a special way. To me, Being the tree is the scholarship recipient. I have read where Seth was a very Christian person, who wanted everyone to know Christ. I think that is also apart of being the tree, learning and teaching people about

  • Descriptive Essay On A Tree

    1225 Words  | 5 Pages

    The cool, upland air, flooding through the everlasting branches of the lively tree, as it casts a vague shadow onto the grasses ' fine green. Fresh sunlight penetrates through the branches of the tree, illuminating perfect spheres of water upon its green wands. My numb and almost transparent feet are blanketed by the sweetness of the scene, as the sunlight paints my lips red, my hair ebony, and my eyes honey-like. The noon sunlight acts as a HD camera, telling no lies, in the world in which shadows

  • The Giving Tree Thesis

    588 Words  | 3 Pages

    to become more mature than ever and are not able to experience the beauty of life. The boy in The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein moves through life at such a rapid rate, while the tree sits back and watches life go by her. This tree represents the pleasures in life that some may take for granted as they rush through life without reflection. In the earlier pages, the boy in The Giving Tree represents the quintessence of innocence: childhood. He represents a careless free spirit while he only thinks

  • Willow Tree Short Story

    1172 Words  | 5 Pages

    There once was a young willow tree that lived by a big rushing river surrounded by large, flowing meadows. The willow tree lived in harmony with the few insects and animals that lived nearby. It had a happy, simple existence. It would watch the birds fly all day, and listen to the crickets play their calming symphonies all night in the summer and the wolf’s howl in the winter. One bright and sunny day, a family of foxes came to the willow’s waterfront home. The mother of the foxes approached

  • The Giving Tree Character Analysis

    1111 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Giving Tree By: Shel Silverstein (PB), (F/F) A little boy would always play, climb on the tree, and would eat the apples. But eventually the boy got older and would stop visiting the tree. Then the boy went back and asked for things like money and then a house. The boy cut off the tree branches for a house. The boy then asked for a boat so the tree said to cut down his trunk. Then the tree had nothing to offer and was an old stump. Then the boy sat on the stump and rested. Activities: 1.

  • Personal Essay: The Joshua Tree

    883 Words  | 4 Pages

    to the 5.10 climbing route. Known as the park namesake, the Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia, is a member of the Agave family. (Until recently, it was considered a giant member of the Lily family, but DNA studies led to the division of that formerly huge family into 40 distinct plant families.) Like the California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera, the Joshua tree is a monocot, in the

  • Symbolism In A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

    344 Words  | 2 Pages

    The tree of heaven is a very important symbol in the book, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, as it symbolises the main character, Francie’s, strength, and because of my interest/ background in botany I found myself wondering right away what this tree was like and why it was so significant. I then remembered that earlier this year in my botany horticulture class, we researched and made presentations on a plant of our choice. These presentations included basic information such as a brief description of the

  • Symbolism In A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

    618 Words  | 3 Pages

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, introduces the main symbol in the title. Growing up in poverty, main character Francie Nolan doesn’t have a whole lot of anything. Her and her family live in a poor tenement in Brooklyn, and outside their third apartment, the one where Francie lives for most her life, there’s a tree, referred to as the tree of Heaven. Throughout the years the tree continues to grow with very little sunlight, water, or nutrients, and grows out of concrete. It grows in the poorest

  • S. Merwin's Essay 'Unchopping A Tree'

    820 Words  | 4 Pages

    There's little to no challenge in chopping a tree down, but what kind of challenge would be faced when putting back together a tree that has already fallen? Clear concise instructions are required, and that's what W.S. Merwin (292) provided in his essay "Unchopping a Tree.” Merwin clearly suggests an insightful meaning with his absurdity in his instructions of actually unchopping a tree. Merwin’s thoughts are implying that after ecological destruction of sorts, the efforts to restore our environment

  • Story Of The Tree By Maria David Silverstein

    486 Words  | 2 Pages

    The tree mentioned is one that gives. The story of the tree begins with shade, apples and branches on which the boy at first plays on. As the boy turns into a young adult and then eventually into a man, he demands more and more of the tree. Takes the apples to sell, cuts down the branches to build a house and uses the trunk to build a boat. “Every time the tree gives something to the boy, there is a refrain of “and the tree was happy.” Finally, the boy comes back as an old man, and uses the stump

  • Sacrifice And Love In Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

    705 Words  | 3 Pages

    this poem, the caring, kind, and non-self absorbed character is not a person, it is actually a tree. “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein pursues the topic/theme of sacrifice and love, by showing how the tree gave so much to the boy as he grew up, to make sure he was happy… because if the boy is happy, then the tree is happy. The giving tree is a parent figure towards the boy. He needed money, so the tree gave him apples to sell. He needed a house, so he cut off the trees branches to build one. He

  • The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein

    625 Words  | 3 Pages

    Lovely People The story of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein about an apple tree that gives her love freely to a boy. The boy was demanding and selfish. He requested the tree to give him what he wants. In return, the tree was always cheerful and patient, by giving everything she has to the boy without conditions. I thought it’s a sorrowful but touching story that taught many lessons about life. There are three important people in my life that acts like the tree. They are my mom, my sister, and Ms

  • Columbia Tree & Lawn Service Case Study

    303 Words  | 2 Pages

    Columbia Tree & Lawn Service is a Maryland licensed and bonded company dedicated to serving Howard County and surrounding areas, including Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Montgomery Counties. This family owned and operated firm has over 40 years of experience caring for trees and managing landscapes, and they’re dedicated to keeping your home both beautiful and safe for your ultimate enjoyment. Columbia Tree & Lawn Service provides a full range of tree care for your property. Aging, unhealthy

  • The Giving Tree Thesis

    426 Words  | 2 Pages

    Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a book that is about the relationship between a boy and a tree. In the beginning of the story, the boy and the tree played games all day and bonded. 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

  • Figurative Language In The Black Walnut Tree By Mary Oliver

    551 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Black Walnut Tree Analysis In “The Black Walnut Tree,” by Mary Oliver, we are introduced to a financially struggling mother and daughter arguing whether or not to sell the worthless black walnut tree to pay off their mortgage. Consequently, the two ladies reluctantly refused to relinquish the walnut tree. Throughout the poem, Oliver alluded to the possible reasoning of why the family want to keep such an unnecessary tree and the possible significance the tree may hold to the two women, through

  • How Did Tree Ear Change In A Single Shard

    413 Words  | 2 Pages

    traits that changed from the beginning to the end. Tree-ear is an orphaned boy who lives in a small village on the West Coast of Korea and had a care-taker, Crane-man, that passed away. Tree-ear’s traits and personality changed throughout the book. Tree-ear’s features changed gradually from the beginning to the end. In the beginning of the novel, Tree-ear was very independent. On page ten of A Single Shard it states, “Afterward, Tree-ear washed in the river and fetched a gourd of water for

  • Francie Nolan In A Tree Grows In Brooklyn By Betty Smith

    486 Words  | 2 Pages

    It is the rare tree that grows in the poorest of the neighborhoods and survives despite the lack of love it receives. It is the small, run-down library with the librarian who never notices the children who come in everyday. It is the horse that children love to steal a glance at because of its shining brown mane and tail. It is the weekly trip to the junkie where all the kids collect rags, paper, metal, and other junk they find in their apartment or street. It is these small collection of memories

  • How Does Shel Silverstein Use Personification In The Giving Tree

    1095 Words  | 5 Pages

    under the same circumstances? The past is what creates the base of someone, but the way a person acts daily sculpts him. The giving tree, by Shel Silverstein, clearly Shows character motivations and continual actions over time. The Giving Tree is a story about a boy who loves a tree, but as he grows older, he slowly becomes selfish and starts taking parts of the tree and damaging her for personal object gains. By employing characters motivations, psychoanalytical attitudes, and transformation over

  • Christmas Tree In A Doll's House

    1546 Words  | 7 Pages

    by Henrik Ibsen, I was able to see how Ibsen used extended self through symbolism, I was able to deduce that the Christmas tree was an extended self-representation of Nora throughout the play. Throughout the text it was shown that Ibsen seemed to have described the tree thoroughly before every entrance into the play. He would explain the appearance, and the duration of the tree as well as subside a few common characteristics of Nora during that portion of the play. Within the duration of reading the

  • Personification And Imagery In Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

    657 Words  | 3 Pages

    boy was being greedy and kept asking the tree for stuff over and over again. He never worked hard to try to get the things he wanted on his own. In The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein uses Personification and Imagery to explain how the tree could communicate with the boy when he was being greedy. Shel Silverstein used personification by giving human characteristics to an object. The tree was talking and trees don’t talk so that means the author gave the tree the ability to talk in the story by using