Dr. Seuss Quote Nothing is Going to Get Better

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not

The Lorax …Dr Seuss

Overview of The Lomax

Dr. Seuss book


The 3 Characters
  1. Lorax.  – Protector of the trees. Hero
  2. Once-Ler. – Protagonist
  3. Young boy. Ted. Hero

The Lorax is a children’s book by Dr. Seuss and published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who is the titular character, “speaks for the trees,” and confronts the Once-ler, who causes environmental destruction. Like most of Dr. Seuss’s works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book.

The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger of human destruction of the natural environment, using the literary element of personification to create relatable characters for industry (as the Once-ler), the environment (being the Truffula trees), and activism (as the Lorax). The story encourages personal care and involvement in improving the situation: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Of all his books, The Lorax was Dr. Seuss’s personal favorite of his books. He was able to create a story addressing industrial era /economic and environmental issues without it being dull. [Wikipedia]