Monday, 27 May 2013

Cartoon Zoo Animals

Cartoon Zoo Animals BIOGRAPHY

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Several factors from his childhood contributed to the great success he achieved later on in his life. Young Theodor and his father, Theodor Robert Geisel, shared a very close relationship and they took many walks together at the nearby park and Springfield zoo. It was within this zoo where Theodor discovered his love for nature towards both animals and plants. Theodor frequently brought along his sketchbook to draw pictures of the amazing creatures he saw. Although his sketches never quite looked like actual animals, they led to his vivid illustrations of the fun characters we are so familiar with in his books (Dean). Not only did Theodor’s father help mold the path of his son’s future, but his mother did as well. Henrietta Seuss Geisel was Theodor’s inspiration to enter into the world of poetry. As a child, she would recite little rhyming chants to Theodor and his siblings, and it is to his mother that he credited his rhymes to (Krull). 
    Another major factor that had a big impact on Geisel’s writing style was that he was German. Theodor’s family raised him to appreciate his German background. He practiced German traditions on a regular basis and spoke German as his first language. Many Americans, like Theodor, were very proud of their strong ties to their European cultures. However, once the World War I era came about, these attitudes began to change. After news had arrived about the sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans, German-Americans were looked at differently—they were now the enemies. Even small towns like Springfield, in which Theodor lived, received negative comments (Dean). He was constantly picked on and bullied during school due to his German ethnicity and it is because of this that he developed a strong awareness of injustice (Krull).
    Theodor Geisel expressed his love for drawing all throughout the early stages of his life. Sometimes he even drew on his bedroom walls with crayons. He drew zoo animals, imaginary creatures, or whatever happened to have popped into his head. He also enjoyed comic strips, such as Krazy Kat. When he was twelve, his parents entered him in a drawing contest and he won first prize (Krull). However, when he enrolled in an art class during high school, his teacher constantly told him that he would be unsuccessful because he “broke the rules;” he always exaggerated or gave his drawings unrealistic features, such as horses with wings or goats with horns that were ten feet long (Cohen).

Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals
Cartoon Zoo Animals


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