The Giving Tree Is Weak

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My position is, the Giving Tree is weak. First of all, she gives everything away telling herself she’s happy, but she isn’t really. For example, she gives away all her apple, branches, and even her trunk. All for the sake of a loved one’s happiness, but in the end neither she nor the boy is happy. Next is how she doesn’t know how to say “no,” evidenced by the fact that no matter what the boy asks for she gives it, without even a second thought. And last is how easily she is pushed around, like she has no self-esteem. Which is evidenced when she repeatedly apologizes in the end for being unable to do things she can’t and to cater to his every whim. Even after all this, some still think the tree is strong; they claim she loved the boy like

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