The Cat In The Hat
Hello guys! Have you ever wondered as to what can happen when some unknown stranger, of course uninvited, enters your house despite of your refusal and creates a big mess? Yes guys! Think of it. In today’s novel, The cat in the hat, we are going to discuss about these things. And not only about the uninvited guests, we will also discuss some of the important questions this novel raises. This is very important novel in a way that it teaches children about right and wrong doings and it also helps the parents to teach their children good deeds. So guys, lets first have a look on the summary of The Cat In the Hat.
The story begins with a girl Sally and her brother Sam having a dull and boring day. Please note guys that Sam is no one but the narrator of this novel. They sit alone in their house on a cold, rainy day. Here readers also come to know that their mother is out. They get some stranger knocking at the door. And that guest is Cat (strange!) in the hat, a tall cat in a red and white stripped hat with a red bow tie. Now why the cat has arrived? Any guesses? Cat himself reveals the purpose. He offers children to entertain them with his tricks to which children’s fish completely refuses. But then the game begins when the cat tries to balance the fish on the tip of umbrella. Another trick he tries is that to balance himself on a ball and then he hold many household items on his limbs. But then what? He falls on his head and every household items fall making their house a complete mess. On this, their pet, fish again objects and tries to stop the game. But it was not that easy. What next game Cat was about to bring? Any guesses guys?
Now The Cat in the Hat proposes another interesting but troublesome game. The Cat invites two same creatures with blue hair and red suits and named them as Thing One and Thing Two. These two Things create a greater mess, like playing with kites in the house, creating a mess with pictures on the wall, and taking the children’s mother’s new polka-dotted gown. All this trouble comes to an end when the fish sees the children’s mother from the window coming home. With this, frustrated and angered Sally’s brother catch those two Things in a net, and the Cat, of course ashamed for the mess they made, stores those two things back in the big red box.
Now the fish and the children immediately start surveying the mess they made. But the Cat after keeping that big red box on front door returns, riding a magical machine that picks up everything and cleans all the mess created by him, delighting the fish and the children. The Cat then leaves immediately. Just after the cat’s departure, their mother comes. As she steps in, the first question that mother asks them is what they did while she was not at home, and to this the children became hesitant and were not able to answer. The story ends with this most important question, “What would you do if your mother asked you?”
So did you liked the novel guys? Yes! You can say that this book is talking about something that can never happen. How come the cat and that fish can talk. But guys we have to see the most important lesson or the moral that this book holds behind its childish story. While you read the novel, at every point, try to ask Question to yourself and to your children. Firstly, we can discuss about what really is trust. And on whom can we trust. This is the very basic and very important question in our lives. What do you think? The children should have trusted the cat? Or should they have followed their intuition and the fish? Now secondly, we need to understand what actual entertainment is. Cat, although was entertaining those siblings, but he was entertaining by his dangerous acts. So is this entertainment appropriate? Should we really laugh when people doing so wrong and dangerous things to entertain us? Now, at the climax, Dr. Seuss left the story with the question. This question indicated that Dr. Seuss wanted to ask his readers that whether his readers are going to lie in this situation or will they peak the truth? So guys, I too want to ask you this question. What would you have done if you were at the children’s place? Would you have lied or would you have faced the truth bravely? Comment your thought here and let me know what you would have done.
Theodor Seuss was an American children’s author, cartoonist, poet, artist and many more. His works included many of the popular writing for children, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages. He adopted the name Dr. Seuss and his all books are under his this pen name. He wrote The Cat In The Hat in response to his debate in the United States about literacy in early childhood.
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