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Response To Literature "The Fall Of Freddy The Leaf" By Leo Buscaglia

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Do you know what the life cycle is? In The Fall of Freddy the Leaf, the author, Leo Buscaglia, addresses the life cycle in the terms of a little, but very special leaf. In reading the story, you begin to understand that allegories often times convey spiritual messages. The author of this intriguing book directs us to comprehend that allegories alienate the purpose of life, nature of change, and the life cycle."Almost at once, the whole tree, in fact, the whole park was transformed into a blaze of color." Each of the leaves ...view middle of the document...

"A purpose is a reason for being. To make shade for old people who come to escape the heat of their homes is a reason for being," says Daniel. Human beings do not literally make shade for others. We are a part of improving the human condition. Giving back and helping others is our purpose in life as other living things have their purposes.The simplicity of the seasons changing for the leaf is alike with the complex life cycle that humans and animals face. The seasons changed for Freddy from spring to summer, to fall, to winter. For human beings it is incredibly alike. We are born in to this magnificent world and then slowly begin to grow up. Soon, we grow old and die. Even though we die, life does not go with us. This proves that there is still life after death and we will always be a part of it in some way.A leaf is but one, all alone in my hand. A simple thing such as a leaf has such complexities that many people do not even realize. Our lives are meaningful to us as much as they are to anything around us. Everybody fears what they do not know. We may not know or understand what lies ahead in our destinies, but most of are aware that there is a point where we will just have to let go.

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