The Origin of Stories: Horton Hears a Who

Dr. Seuss makes Horton the sort of agent… who dominates stories from Beowulf to Braveheart, powerful, generous, and resourceful; and he makes Horton’s goals unmistakable, admirable, and urgent: the struggle not to be cast out of his community, the survival of a whole people.” Brian BoydThe Origin of Stories: Horton Hears a Who (Philosophy and Literature)