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Unformatted text preview: isnt satisfied with what the tree gave him, the tree still welcomes him back happily. The boy is foolish wanting more and more from the tree, yet she gives willingly to make him happy. By making him happy she is happy. In the end the boy, just like the prodigal son returns, and is welcomed back, the tree is happy to discover that there is still something that she can do for the boy. I believe that The Giving Tree does not give too much. Although the boy is foolish and somewhat greedy, she gives of herself because she loves him. Just as the father of the prodigal son forgives him when he returns after spending his inheritance....
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- Fall '06