How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, also known as “The Grinch”, is a 2000 family-based, Christmas-themed, comedy film delivered by Universal and Imagine Entertainment and based on the 1957 children’s picture book written by Dr. Seuss of the same name. Directed by Ron Howard (who also directed “Splash”, “Rush”, and “The Dilemma”), “The Grinch” was the first full-length feature film adapted from the series of outstanding and beloved Dr. Seuss tales. Since the film was the first to be based off one of Seuss’s famous children's books, many additions had to be made to the storyline to make the film fit the era’s “standards” by bringing it up to feature-length, leaving the young and older audience intrigued, and most importantly keeping the legacy of Dr. Seuss's works intact. In addition, this included adding some vivid information about the
Holidays celebrate an area’s culture and/or the day(s) it commemorates with various festivities and traditions. In Theodore Geisel’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the light-hearted denizens of Who-Ville are preparing to celebrate Christmas. For the Whos, it is a time of fun and merryness, in which they sing and play with one another. This is a time of camaraderie and fellowship between everyone in the town. Apart from this is the antagonist, the Grinch, who dreads the holiday along with the singing, feasting, and other festive activities that the holiday inspires.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas begins in Whoville only hours before the Cheermeister Festival. Cindy Lou is questioning the materialism that surrounds Christmas, so she nominates the Grinch as this year's Cheermeister to show that Christmas is about loving one another. She convinces the Grinch to come down from his cave and join the celebration, however, the mayor shames the Grinch in front of the entire town. This causes the Grinch to destroy the Cheermeister Festival in a fit of anger. He schemes to ruin the rest Christmas by stealing all the decorations and presents in every house in Whoville. He does so, but as he’s about to push the enormous pile of Christmas paraphernalia off the cliff to its doom he hears something. All the Whos
Feministic Critique: How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, is a poem written by Dr. Seuss. The superiority of males, is a hidden message shown in this poem. The story is about a man who wants to stop Christmas. He does this by stealing all the presents form the Who family.
This gives Scrooge and incentive to change as he sees what outcome his selfish and miserable life brings. Furthermore, the thieves who steal his belongings are uncaring and more interested in profit. They mirror Scrooge’s own obsession with wealth. This makes understand how he acts through the acts of other people. Scrooge is shown the outcome of his life which gives him a motive to
Dr. Seuss’ poem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” can be analyzed using many different schools of criticism, however, the psychoanalytical school of criticism holds allows us to truly understand the “true meaning” behind the poem. The poem begins with a socially isolated character, the Grinch, who loathes Christmas and wishes to completely destroy it. He wants to completely eliminate Christmas from “Whoville.” The Grinch gets irritated whenever when he hears the singing from the children and sees families feasting together in the holiday season. However, as the poem progress, the Grinch starts to feel the love and happiness involved with Christmas and ends up correcting his wrongdoings to ultimately enjoy Christmas with the “Whos.”
The entrance of Scrooge’s nephew Fred at the beginning of the story introduces another side to the miser. Scrooge is not unfortunate in the way of relatives – he has a family awaiting his presence, asking him to dinner, wanting to celebrate the season with him, yet he refuses. This is one of the important moral moments in the story that helps predict Scrooge’s coming downfall. It shows how Scrooge makes choices to prolong his own misery. He chooses to live alone and in darkness while even poor Cratchit is rich in family. Scrooge’s distaste for Fred’s happiness is not just annoyance at the sight of merriness and excess, it is also motivated by bitterness towards marriage based on Scrooge’s own lost love Belle, who left him long ago.
I also found that Scrooge is the same Christmas hater in the book and in the movie. Scrooge is visited by the same three spirits in the movie and book. You can’t forget that runs a business in both the movie and the book. Some differences that I found is that in the book, the first spirit had the cap under its arm, while in the movie, the cap was in its hand. Another difference I found is that in the movie, in the scene where Scrooge is taken to the past to see a boy abandoned by his friends and alone in the school reading, Scrooge didn’t weep for him.
In the place of Ebenezer Scrooge’s outlook on life, he feels no joy. Ever since his lifelong business partner, Jacob Marley, kicked the bucket, Scrooge became more stingy than he ever was. A time of useless giving, robbery, is what Scrooge sees Christmas as.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, shows how a greedy man turns from his life of cold-heartedness. Ebenezer Scrooge is the greedy man in the novel who values his money more than anyone or anything. His greed has caused many people to dislike him, even his employees find him cruel and cheap. He begins to change, however, when he is visited by his dead partner Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways.
Dr. Seuss’s is a well- known and influential American writer whose books staple in homes and elementary schools today. Dr. Seuss's books had an influence on me because they always gave me a sense of imagination. Dr. Seuss's books were an easy read and constantly getting stuck in my head. As a young girl I used to quote Green Eggs and Ham all the time around my house. Even during the holiday season (Christmas time) Dr. Seuss’s book The Grinch who stole Christmas is constantly being read internationally in commemoration of Christmas spirit. In almost all of Dr.Seuss’s books they always stated an inspirational message or a moral. In Oh the Places You Will Go the moral states that everyday belongs to you, live life to the fullest. Dr.Seuss’s
The conflict begins with Ebenezer Scrooge being a greedy, selfish old man. For Scrooge, Christmas is just a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket (Dickens,6). The climax of the drama is when Scrooge sees his grave and realizes that no one cares. In the drama, three spirits from his past, present, and future show him how greedy and mean he is to everyone. Scrooge makes a promise of changing and being a better person before it’s too late.
The school method of criticism that I will use to analyze the poem "How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a Marxist critic. It is a theory, the consciousness of a given class at a given historical moment derives from modes of material production that were demonstrated through the relationship between the Grinch and the people of Whoville. The poem is about the Grinch who hates Christmas so he wants to ruin it for people in Whoville, in which he achieved by stealing the presents from them. The Grinch’s hatred towards Christmas was directly shown in the poem, “The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!”
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas The Grinch who stole Christmas is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books and one of my favorite Christmas movies. I found 3 things similar to one another in the book and the movie which had the Grinch who hated Christmas, the Who’s who loved Christmas, and the Grinch stole all of the presents and food. One identical thing I found in the movie and book was that the Grinch hated Christmas. If they didn’t put the Grinch’s hate for Christmas in both the book and, he would have no reason to steal Christmas and it wouldn’t have been a very good movie.
Dr. Seuss work to this day has a very important impact on American Literature. Dr. Seuss influenced the way children's authors word their books by using basic words for children to understand. Words that rhyme, alliteration, and basic words help the reader to understand what is going on in the story and intrigue the child to continue reading. Children's authors were influenced by Dr. Seuss's writing style such as Deb Lund, Sylvia Lieberman, and Jill Starishevsky. Dr. Seuss used basic words in all of his children's books and the children were able to understand the stories. The illustrations also helps the child comprehend the story. Dr. Seuss also impacted American Literature by hiding messages in some of his books. The message would go over