What is the giving tree book about
What is the overall message for this story?? — The Giving Tree Q&AI wouldn’t say that the tree is made happy by the sacrifice, but it is fully willing, if that’s what you mean.
As to the story being allegorical, I mean, the allegory is there. You could assume that it exists accidentally, but this would seem a dubious assumption I think. I wouldn’t expect a child to get all of the nuance, but the core theme of love and sacrifice being so closely related is pretty hard to miss, even if a child couldn’t fully articulate it.
THE GIVING TREE (BOOK), KIDS READING with ENGLISH SUBTITLES
What Is THE GIVING TREE Actually About?
But instead of experiencing a pleasant rush of nostalgia, I was dismayed. A strange thing happens when we encounter a book we used to love and suddenly find it charmless; the feeling is one of puzzled dissociation. Was it really me who once cherished this book? But then time passes, and the boy forgets about her. One day, the boy, now a young man, returns, asking for money.
Fifty years I repeat: a half century! This slight, leaf-green volume has since become the perfect baby gift, a library mainstay, and a classroom cornerstone, because it teaches—most outwardly—the wonderful lesson of generosity. But is there more to it than that? Scholars have long debated sometimes quite heatedly what The Giving Tree seeks to impart to its readers beyond unselfishness. With two sons who constantly compare who got the most millimeters of apple juice, I see this played out several times each day. In short, not tallying things up is one hard lesson for us needy people to learn, but The Giving Tree teaches it so well. I need to keep reading this book.