Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, often used children?s stories such as The Lorax, The Sneetches, and Yertle the Turtle to symbolize the problems and prejudices in society. As he showed us the problems and he also provided ways for us to overcome them.
Theodor Geisel was born March 2, 1904, to Theodor Robert and Henrietta Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts. At a very early age, Theodor Geisel developed a talent that would make him very famous later in his life. He developed a strange and unrealistic style of drawing which came about by doodling on his school books.
After attending high school at Central High School in Springfield, he decided to further his education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. While attending Dartmouth, he edited and contributed cartoons to the campus humor magazine. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, he went on to write columns for the Springfield Union for a few months. Soon after college, he started graduate work in English literature at Lincoln College, Oxford University in England at which he stayed for one year.
After returning from Oxford University, he began his career. In 1927,
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