Being able to relate to something or someone is the best thing that can happen to us. Reading a book can bring us memories of how we used to be and how we felt when we first read something we were able to relate too. In most books we are able to relate to the characters. Not only are we able to relate ourselves to a character and now that we are not the only ones like that but we can relate the other characters with our surroundings. In the book The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, some of the few books that we can relate the character to us, uses fantasia and realistic characters that we can relate ourselves and others that are within our surroundings.
The children are the main characters, realistic and are the ones that we relate ourselves too. As seen through the book the boy does not have a name, he is the narrator, and his sister is Sally. They are young and like most children they do not know how to make some correct decisions. Throughout the book they are blank minded and do not really make decisions they just go with the flow. Ruth K. MacDonald states, “The statement, ‘We did nothing at all,’ holds for nearly the entire book – in fact, the only action of the children is to catch the Things and order the Cat and his pets out of the house” (108). Even though they were warned many times by the fish they would not do anything is like they were not sure of what to do. This can be related to many of us when we were young and our parents would say do not do that and we would do it and then suffer the consequences or when we were told to do something and would just give them a blank look like being in shock and not knowing if we should or should not do it.
The Cat is a fantasy cat that knows how to talk and how to have fun in a funny way. He represents fun in a funny way without rules, instead of the type of fun parents would expect their children to have, fun with learning a lesson. Even though the Cat in the Hat does teach a lesson it happens through fun...
Bibliography: MacDonald, Ruth K. Dr. Seuss. Boston: Twayne, 1988. Print.
Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. Boston: Houghton, 1957. Print.
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