Green Eggs and Ham « SeussblogSam wants his friend to try green eggs and ham, and after much convincing, he tries them and likes them. Green Eggs and Ham is a short work of fiction by legendary kids book author Dr. Seuss, in which a very persistent Sam-I-Am repeatedly asks his unnamed friend, in a multiplicity of ways, whether his friend would like ham accompanied by, of all things, green eggs. As the story begins, Sam's friend is recalcitrant. He tells Sam-I-Am that he "would not like them" in "a box" or "a house," nor with "a fox" or "a mouse," that he "would not eat them here or there," and in fact "would not eat them anywhere. Yet Sam-I-Am's friend's dogmatic anti-ham stance proves to be fleeting, as during the dramatic climax of the yarn, he suddenly and without warning embraces that which he has scorned to that critical juncture.
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The cover immediately shows us the character in the hat and the plate of green eggs and ham, but once you open the book the first character we meet is Sam-I-am. He is immediately grumpy and says he does not like something. Sam-I-am quickly jumps at the chance to ask him,. Without trying them or giving any explanation, the character in the hat announces that he does not like green eggs and ham. The story continues with Sam-I-am asking if the hat character would like green eggs and ham in different situations. Each time something new is introduced it builds on top of what has already been asked. The hat character yells,.
Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by Dr. Seuss , first published on August 12, As of , the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide. Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam-I-am and the first-person narrator. The story follows an unnamed character who does not like green eggs and ham, and his adversary Sam-I-Am who wants him to eat it. The story becomes a refrain as Sam persistently follows his rival through an assortment of locations in a house, in a box, in a car, in a tree, on a train, in the dark, in the rain, on a boat and dining partners a mouse, a fox, and a goat.
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He spends most of the book, offering the unnamed character different locations and dining partners to try the delicacy. In the end the unnamed character relents and eats the green eggs and ham, and end up loving the food. Green Eggs and Ham is a much loved classic, by Dr. Seuss, that is not only fun to read, but also raises important questions about the relationship between beliefs and experiences. Sam-I-Am spends the entire book offering green eggs and ham, to the narrator, who adamantly refuses to try the delicacy, as he does not like Sam-I-Am.