Who Is The Narrator In Oh The Places You Ll Go

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Throughout the many workings of children’s literature, narrators have been presented as individuals who fail to make a personal connection to the reader. Various stories present main characters through the categorization and titling of names. In the illustrated story of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” for example, Alice is classified as an independent human being. The words within the text, however, fail to personalize and create a distinct link to the reader. In the renowned children’s book of Oh, the Places you’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, this exhilarating and inspiring story allows the reader to feel as if they themselves are present and active throughout the course of the book. The protagonist itself is portrayed as a representation of the person reading this work. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go” (Seuss 2). Through the first person point of view and…show more content…
The background is a plain white color, and from the positioning of the main character’s body to the footmarks on the floor, he seems to be walking. Although it never specifies where he is walking to, it is clear in the protagonist’s face that he is content with it. “So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!” (42). There is great significance of placing these words along with the same picture on the first page and at the end. The character has stayed the same after traveling in his journey. His personality, characteristics, physical traits and attitude do not change. He has always been powerful in never letting anything affect him. This also shows that no matter what a person might encounter, from colorful animals and obstacles, to triumphs, one should on no occasion change their personality and who they

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