Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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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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