Ford University found on Wiki Is this a sad tale Well it is sad in the same way that life is sad We are all needy and if we are lucky and any good we grow old using others and getting used up Our finitude is not something to be regretted or despised however it is what makes giving and receiving possible The *YOU BLAME THE BOY THE YOU HAVE TO FAULT *blame the boy the you have to fault xistence The you blame the tree the you have to fault the very idea of parenting Should the tree s giving be contingent on the boy s gratitude If it were if fathers and mothers waited on reciprocity before caring for their young then we would all be doomedAn admirable assessment from a theologian although as a wee grub my perception was different My own folks secular humanist scientists who taught me a recycle reduce reuse mantra at around age four introduced me to The Giving Tree around the same time we started reading The Lorax Another seminal doozy Perhaps due to their influence on my arly development I came away from both books with a lot of very heavy persistent uestions concerning humanity s careless attitude towards ye olde Mother Earth Without uestion we re a species that generally takes and takes from the nvironment thanklessly and thoughtlessly Sadly this seems to be a trend that will continue until both we and the A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, earth s resources are completelyxhausted That is unless we can all somehow convince ourselves AND our kids to turn it aroundEver notice that throughout the course of the tale the little boy just wants things from the tree Only at
the very nd of his life does he actually need something from her a place to rest for a moment to very nd of his life does he actually need something from her a place to rest for a moment to at peace Anyhoo Aspects of human behavior introduced to me in this book continue to flummox and obsess me in adulthood Rereading it now only reinforces my lifelong desire to give something back to our weary but still beautiful mother Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies earth who seems to have no choice but to submit to ourndless takingSilverstein fable is mpathetic and open nded At its core it reflects humanity s short sighted often lifelong inability to distinguish want from need but it does not damn us for it Please visit our blog at wwwtwogalsandabookcom to see this and other reviews The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a must read for children It s a story that can bring tears to your The Power Of A Choice eyes Children can learn about the importance of caring giving and how we should treat others Thisssential and childhood favorite still remains a part of our home library 5 This book review is now available on my blog at. S aglow with consolation Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in retu.
characters ✓ PDF, Book or Kindle PUB ✓ Shel SilversteinHEY KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS COME OVER HERE AND READ THISOkay this some motherfuckin fucked up shit right here The Giving Tree is the straight up wack story of how this selfish little ass faced prick kicks it with this full on saintly tree Ever thin fine for a while y all with the lil prick
all gettin up in there an sayin to the tree Yeahgettin up in there an sayin to the tree Yeah know you mah bitch but then all of a sudden this jumped up prick go through puberty get his chia on or some such shit and so he s off screwin the skank ass bitches on the block all damn day and can t spare one motherfuckin minute for this poor old tree who waitin for him and lookin all motherfuckin sad an droopy an shit So this little punk ass bitch come up on the tree this is a motherfuckin tree hear and ask her cuz she a sexy ass lady tree fo some g s Well the tree is all like I ain t got no cash bitch What part o me say ATM on it Mmm hmmm I thought so And she shoulda held up there but no this tree gets all fuckin benevolent and be like Well I got mad apples you can go hustle on the streets So this ass faced prick just like boosts all these goddamn apples an leaves this tree with like its weave all out an shit So next after workin the streets wit his crew little bitch boy come back lookin all older an jacked up and ask the motherfuckin tree for a goddamn crib So the tree like Hol up Do you ven fuckin see Coldwell Banker all up an down in here I think not But then being all kindly an shit the *Tree Is Like But I *is like But I mad branches And what She motherfuckin takes it up back again fo this fool Later another goddamn time punk ass bitch come back lookin all old an saggy and wack now and he like Bitch what you got fo me now Awww hell naw tree says but then she start gettin all soft an s I know that many people have a sentimental love for this book and I respect that you can t rationalize motional connection And generally I like this author But with this book since it inspired no real The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right emotional response in me I am left with only the rational perspective which in me was this This book troubles me deeply because itnshrines self destructive and self pitying martyrdom as the paragon of love for others And I think there is already far too much of this in our society This book seems to say that if you really love someone lse you will damage yourself cripple yourself tear down your boundaries destroy yourself for them And further it implies that those who are loved must by nature use and devour those who love them An incredibly unhealthy mod. Once there was a treeand she loved a little boySo begins a story of unforgettable perception beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel SilversteinEvery day the boy would come to the tree to El for love and relationships specially for a child s book I am a parent of two and though many parents have offered up this book as representative of the true nature of parental love I cannot agree If I were to raise my children this way I feel I would only be teaching them to take selfishly from those who love them to use people up and always xpect and on the flip side I would be teaching them that if they love someone then they have to give of themselves until it hurts have to live without boundaries of any kind Instead of raising my kids this
I feel s important to teach them to respect those who love them and care for them to not take from others so much that it damages I feel it s important to teach them that ven in love we all must maintain our boundaries our integrity I feel it s important that my kids and all kids really understand that real healthy love does not demand destruction or diminishment of anyone involved in it that in fact real and healthy love ultimately heals and builds up those who participate in it I suppose that this book may have been intended as an anti lesson an xample of how NOT to behave but if so then it was not made clear that this was the case because most people who read this book seem to take it as an ideal xample of love Certainly it s possible to not take it so seriously but when the underlying message and philosophy is so concentrated and heavy handed it s hard to avoid tasting it in very passageIt reminds me of that other beloved childhood book about love where the young boy s mother is so obsessive about cuddling him and tucking him in at night that ven as he gets older and older she follows him around sneaks into his college dorm sneaks into his home as an adult takes him from his bed with his wife still sleeping and reassures him herself that he ll always be my baby shudderOverall Sweet but to the point of being cloying and a disturbing message Scrolling down it seems several reviewers resent this *book s apparently heavy handed message about selfishnessselflessness I can totally understand why they find it upsetting or sappy Overbearing ven *s apparently heavy handed message about selfishnessselflessness I can totally understand why they find it upsetting or sappy Overbearing ven I don t agreeSome fascinating theories have been put forth about The Giving Tree It s deceptively simple on its surface yes But if this were truly just some hard and fast hippie dippy morality tale would its two main characters living natural tree growing human boy and their relationship have weathered such xtensive interpretation over the yearsProfessor Timothy Jackson from Stan. At her apples swing from her branches or slide down her trunkand the tree was happy But as the boy grew older he began to want from the tree and the tree gave and gave and gaveThis is a tender story touched with sadnes.way i feel