The Cat In The Hat Analysis

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“It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . Until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza!” The Cat in The Hat a beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss has been read too thousands of children and is continued to be read much more. This classic simple tale starts countless children on their path to read, so it is only fitting that this beloved tale is reimagined to start the adults on their path of aging. Aging is most often viewed in a negative and stereotypical sense and an anonymous author uses The Cat in The Hat to briefly explain what aging is and what it affects in a humorous way. The poem is titled “The Cat in The Hat on Aging.” The poem discusses many of the senses lost due to aging such as sight, hearing, and smell. The poem also briefly discusses the loss of memory and other abilities, which all the problems this author mentions all supports the typical stereotype of aging we all have come to know. …show more content…
The author depicts the first sense lost is their sight, which is a common problem in older individuals, the loss of sight supports the stereotypical aspect of aging based on the old saying that the “first sense to go is sight.” The author’s second lose is the ability to urinate properly, since numerous older people have urination problems they must wear depends or diapers. In the nursing home, almost all the residents’ wear depends as added protection. Thirdly, the author mentions that they cannot chew. In nursing homes, it is common for residents to be placed on a puree diet, in which all food is ground up to the consistence of applesauce, and the author uses this reference and the inability to urinate to show that aging returns one to infancy in which one must wear diapers and all food be mashed. This first stanza highlights a great deal of negative aspects of