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Tree of Symbolism
CONSTRUCTION THEORY – deconstruction
A deconstructionist would celebrate the book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
One reason someone would celebrate this story is because the tree is a symbol. The tree represents kindness. It gives off what it can until it can't anymore. It implies that you should be willing to help others with the skills you have. Helping others shows that your kind.
Another reason how people would celebrate this story is through friendship. The boy grew up with that tree and never forgot about it. The boy loved the tree and the tree loved it back. Therefore friendship is forever.
In conclusion, a deconstructionist would celebrate the book for the symbolism of “The Giving Tree”.
Article posted February 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM •
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