The Lorax

Form, Style, and the Individual in Judith Wright's Poetry and 'The Lorax' 12th Grade

Through the process of exploring various representations of people and landscapes, particularly an individual’s connections to real, remembered or imagined landscape, society is enabled to unpack the complex human interaction with the world around them. The complexity of the relationship between people and landscapes is evident in its uniqueness and the consequences it has on the individual’s identity. When an individual manipulates the landscape for their own purposes, the result is the ultimate destruction of the landscape and the demise of an individual’s identity. Yet the landscape does have the opportunity to regenerate out of this state of destruction if the people sustain unity in their relationship with the landscape. These notions are represented in Judith Wright’s poems “Brothers and Sisters” and “Flame Tree In A Quarry” and Dr Seuss’ children’s picture book, “The Lorax”, which ultimately testify to how the exploitation of form and style enables composers to represent the distinct elements of the relationship between people and landscapes.

An individual’s intention of manipulating the landscape can be challenged through their relationship with the landscape. This is represented in Wright’s poem “Brothers and Sisters”...

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