Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Lorax

Follow this link to read Dr. Suess' The Lorax and respond to the following question:
Why is the Lorax called a cautionary tale?

49 comments:

  1. The Lorax is called a cautionary tale because the morale is don't pollute and to save the trees.
    -kaycie Willard

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  2. Its a cautionary tale becuase A cautionary tale told in folklore, to warn the people listening to it about dangers

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  3. It is a cautionary tale because the Lorax warned the author not to cut down all the trees, but the author did'nt care about the wildlife or anyone else except himself and his money

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  4. Chanel Person
    The Lorax is called a cautionary tail because the Lorax warned the author that cutting down the trees was not a good idea. The author didn't listen and cutting down the trees ended up destroying that area.

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  5. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because, in the story the author cut down all the trees knowing that there would be a problem following it. When he cut down all the trees the town didn't have a clean sky or fresh air. So there was an agreement made that trees would be planted to fix the problem.
    Mikaela Dunwell

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  6. Ricardo Rivera
    he is called the cause he is a warning that people ignore and think nothing will go wrong

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  7. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because the author is being told to be careful with how many trees he is cutting down and that his greed can destroy the whole forest.

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  8. Katherine E Cortez

    The Lorax has long been considered a cautionary tale of what may come to pass if logging and other earth related destruction are allowed to continue, because in the story of The Lorax, a creature that speaks for the trees against the greedy, environment destroying Once-ler obliterating everything in the area until the birds and other creatures are forced to leave the forest. The Lorax also leaves the area when there is no longer anything left.

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  9. Leke Ajenifuja,
    This is considered a cautionary tale because the story line has to do with a real life situation that could effect and harm our earth.It was saying that if were not careful there might be a chance of us not being able to have the resources we need. Also the animals will lose their habitat. To stop this we need to plant more plants and use less paper. Just as the Once-ler said.

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  10. syvia purce
    A cautionary tale is a traditional narrative with a moral message warning of the consequences of the character flaws.and in this story they tell what the once-ler did to the forest because he wanted to get rich he was selfish and greedy and he was going to do anything he could to sell his product.he was even told that he was going to kill or make allthe animals leave but he didnt listen until the whole forest was gone. so he was sad and very very worrried

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  11. Mary Wester

    This is a cautionary tale because the Lorax is telling everyone to not chop down the trees. He is constantly warning them about the consequences to doing this, but they don't listen. Eventually, the Once-ler has a chance to save the environment after he almost destroyed it. This story is connected to the world because it is showing what humans are doing to our planet. It is telling us what might happen because of global warming, and putting all the things humans do to the earth in perspective. It cautions us to not hurt our planet as much as the Once-ler did.

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  12. The lorax is a cautionary tale because in the story someone was given advice that wasn't heeded.

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  13. Chiamaka Ofulue

    The lorax is called a cautionary tale because in the story it shows how the characther is explaning to the people that it is dangerous to be cutting the trees and a cautionary tale is a tale told in folklore, to warn its reader of a danger.

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  14. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because it is telling people that we should try to save the trees and stop pollution and stop being greedy and that you should stop thinking about yourself and think about others.

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  15. Ravendra Nand

    This story is called a cationary tale because the Once-ler came to find a forest full of tuffle trees he was using it all, leaving none behine didn't care about the animals that left. Soon he came to know that after all the trees he chop,and afterall that the Lorax warned him, he had none for his factory and his buisness died down.

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  16. Elborz Mazanderan
    The Lorax is a cautionary tale because its purpose is not only to entertain but to warn as well. It speaks of the horror made by people who have no care for the environmental system, and it cautions that if you don't take care of the system, you could end up in a barren desolate place just like the Once-Ler .

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  17. this is called a precautionary tale because it it shows an example of what might happen if you do something in this case cutting to may trees and the result is a dead wasteland with no animals

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  18. Jovon durham
    its a cautionary tale because it warns people not stop polution aroud trees and each other.

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  19. Eduardo Martinez

    "The Lorax" is a cautionary tale because it warns readers of how bad things may get with only one "tree chopped down". The problem grows and grows until it left its mark. Then everything one might have have done is regretted. The story tells what might happen if we don't take care of nature.

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  20. "The Lorax" is a cautionary tale because it warned the author not to cut down the trees, but the author didn't listen. So, he ended up destroying the area. Which is what most people do now.

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  21. David Reichard

    The lorax is a cautionary tale because the lorax told the man not to continue with what he was doing and he didnt listen which in the end deystroed the land.

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  23. The Lorax called a cautionary talel because it is talking about how doing something has a reaction so he wanting to expand his factory he killed all the nature in doing so and that is the morale

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  24. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because they are cutting down lots of trees that people enjoy being round and making things out of them.Other people didnt agree with cutting down the trees.

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  25. This story is cautionary tale because it teaches a lesson and warns about a sudden danger that can result into a bis problem in this story it's when everyone starts cutting down trees and the lorax sees how it affects the environment and tries to stop them.

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  26. The Lorax is a coutionary tale because the lorax warns the man not to cut the trees down and the man doesnt listen wich destroys the land

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  28. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because in the beginning of in the middle of the story the character, which is the Lorax is warns the other character not to cut down or destroy the trees or else they wouldn't be able to live or get any use from the trees because the other man is only using it for buisiness.
    ELIZABETH GILMORE

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  29. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because the lorax warns him not to cut a tree down or other trees in nature because it helps us, but instead the man doesnt bother to listen and ends up destroting the land up anyways.

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  30. The Lorax is a cautionary tale because the author is teaching the reader to not become greedy.The author was greedy and all of the trees, and animals left because he destroyed their home.

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  31. Vidhi Patel

    Its a cautionary tale because the lorax warns him not to cut the trees down. But the man dosent listen and at the end it ends up destroying the land.

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  32. Walter Gonzalez

    The Lorax is called a cautionary tale because in the story the lorax warns the narrator not to cut down the trees but he does it anyway and destroys the village. The other people that lived there leave.

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  33. The Lorax is called a cautionary tale because the Lorax was warning and warning the Once-ler to not cut the trees. All the animals left, the once-ler was cautioned which also cautions readers to not do the same mistake.

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  34. The Message is that cutting down to many trees is harmful to the envirorment because trees help the envirorment by giving us oxygen and by cutting to many down it would be a loss in oxygen supply Kairen Madry-Hall

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  35. It wants you to be cautious about the stuff you do because everything you do has consequences.



    David Booth

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  36. The lorax is a cautionary table the loroav was warnning the people about like dangourous thing and things that are bad.

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  38. Samantha Sweeney
    The Lorax is a cautionary tale because the man with the store knew that he was doing the wrong thing by cutting down the trees because he was trying to calm the Loarx down and make him forget about the whole thing. The Lorax wants to say save the trees and make use of what you have.

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  39. The lorax is called a cautionary tale because in real life peolpe cut down trees and replace it with buildings and they still are.And in the tale the lorax goes the same things

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  40. Brittany Jones

    "The Lorax" is called a cautionary tale because the Lorax tells the people not to cut down the trees, but they didn't bother to listen.

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  43. It is called lorax because it is about saving the trees not cutting them. richard ayodele

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  44. It is calleda cautionary folktale because the story is trying to tell you that you shouldn't pollute. If you don't pollute you will save the trees

    By Erica Belshay

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  45. The Lorax is called a cautionary tale because its trying to warn or teach a lesson to others about pollution.

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  46. krunal patel
    the loray called cautionary tale because he was to cut the tree down and loray was going destroying the nature by cut the tree and the author dont cary abot the nature.

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  47. Christopher Walker

    The lorax is a cautionary tale because it is saying that when we use trees to make stuff we are also cutting down habbitats.

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  48. Because it warns people lol

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    1. Wow, what a great detailed answer! a+ for you!

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