Dr. Seuss is known for many books, but this time of year, one main book he has written becomes particularly popular. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was written nearly 50 years ago and is still very well known today. In its popularity, several different versions from the original story have been put out including a live action movie and a simpler animated movie. Of the three The Grinch Who Stole Christmas varieties, my favorite is the animated movie for a few reasons. In the original story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, there is a simple and easy to follow plot. To begin, Dr. Seuss introduces us to the Grinch and shows us his cranky outlook on life, especially the Whos and their Christmas season. The Grinch is determined to take Christmas …show more content…
He dresses up as Santa Claus and goes down to the Who village and proceeds to steal all their decorations and presents. Throughout this exposition and rising action, the Grinch is shown to be a troubled and distraught character through both direct and indirect characterization. Discussing rumors that people may believe to have caused his problems, the narrator says, “But the most likely reason of all, May have been that his heart was two sizes too small” (Seuss 1). To conclude his scheme of stealing Christmas, he plans to take all the presents and decor up to the top of Mount Crumpit and drop it off the opposing cliff face. After he had climbed to the top of Mount Crumpit, he speaks to himself about how upset the Who’s down in the Who village will be. But interrupting is joy, he hears a noise down from the Who village, of the Who’s singing with great joy. At …show more content…
The animated movie was short, yet it portrayed the message quite well. It also had enjoyable illustrations and was more authentic. On the other hand I was less pleased with the written story because the illustrations obviously didn’t move, which subtracted from the story and characters. I also did not care much for the live action movie because I do not enjoy Jim Carrey’s type of humor. I thought the added smaller plot lines of the live action movie were also wholly unnecessary and served to merely obscure the main
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Personally, I found the book more appealing than the movie because of the specific details and description. The whole story is set during a different time period so detail is key to understanding the lifestyle. For example, the story really set forth the idea of the handicaps. It was clear
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.
The Grinch decided to steal all the presents, lights, trees, and food at night that belonged to the Whos. When the Whos wake up in the morning and realized that everything was gone they were still happy even though there was no presents. The Grinch wonders, ponders, and thinks about the reason why the Whos are still happy without presents or lights. He thinks for quite a few moments until he figures out the reason. He finds out that Christmas is about family
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 archetypal critical theory which argues that the true meanings of literary works are shaped by cultural and psychological motifs, characters, symbols and images that have concretized connotations before they are used in literature, is the school of criticism that best interprets Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This story heavily mirrors psychologist and archetypal criticism pioneer, Carl Gustav Jung’s postulation of the existence of two levels to the unconscious: a personal unconscious, of which suppressed memories of an individuals psyche are comprised, and an archetypal unconscious, which functions collectively for all of humanity, constituting patterns, thoughts, images, feelings, instincts and memories of ubiquity. The
Life Of Dr. Seuss An interesting fact about Dr. Seuss is that Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham from a dare that his publisher gave to him when he said that Seuss couldn 't write a book by only using 50 words. Seuss is one of the most well known authors for his collection of many children 's books. Some may even say the very best at what he does because of the way Seuss wrote and also his illustrations. All in all Seuss is a great writer that started from literally nothing. In the following paragraphs you will begin to see some of the ups and downs of Dr. Seuss’s amazing career.
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.
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.
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
The Narrator states, "And what happened then, Well... In Who-Ville they say that the Grinch 's heart grew 3 sizes that day" (Seuss) This shows that the Grinch physically changed through the story and was able to give back the Christmas presents he stole back to all the people from Who-Ville. The narrator states, "The Grinch carved the roast beast" (Seuss) This shows that the Grinch became from going to ruining Christmas for others, to cutting food that describes the Christmas year for people from Who-Ville. Not only has he stopped hating Christmas,
The problems of the Grinch can be interpreted in many ways, as there are many possibilities as to why the Grinch ended up so “grinchy.” He seems to have some deep-rooted issues. The reasoning behind it is not known, but the possibilities are
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.
I enjoyed the movie better than the book. It included just the right amount of action scenes, description words, and details from the story. The story was amazing but I like seeing things more than reading them. I usually like the movies better than the book.