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.”
On November 26, 2016, I attended the Emerald City Theatre Company production of Charles M. Schulz play Charlie Brown Christmas.The production of the play was great for the children who were in attends of the play.The production took away the 4th wall.Which help the children of the audiences be a part of the play a couple of times.Still, it 's a good and time-efficient choice for family members who are used to the animated Charlie Brown and wanting it to be the same as the TV special. The productions of this play were successful through stage design, lighting crewing, and acting. Those three aspects made the quality of the play stand out to me, as an audience member.
A Christmas Carol Literary Analysis Essay “Today I choose life, every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” - (Kevyn Aucoin).
The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel is a play about a family of five, and their experience on Christmas day, as well as the future of the three children. I believe that this was meant to take place in the early-sixties to the late-seventies because of the mother’s housewife role in the play, and the way the grandfather would accept the mistreatment of his own daughter from her husband, but would stand up for the mistreatment of his grandson—a clearly sexist view that would not be accepted in today’s society. Another hint about the time period is that Stephen died from a disease contracted during sex, one that eventually killed him. This makes me think that this was before or during the AIDS epidemic. The children are Rebecca, age twelve,
From the description the audience can conclude the mood of this situation, which is love, careness, and thoughtful. Buddy really wants to buy her friend a good present but cannot, so instead she builds her a kite, which shows that her present comes from her heart and she put a lot of time and effort into it. Given these examples, the readers can conclude that the imagery in the story of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, is mostly about friendship, and not being selfish, and about giving. The main character, Buddy does a lot a things to create a mood. Such as just describing the setting around them and the objects as
Previously, she accomplishes this by previously telling him “what gets [her] goat is not being able to give somebody something [she] want[s] them to have,” (Capote 5). In other words, Buddy develops sympathy and learns that gifts are really about the thought that counts because one’s financial situation plays a big role on what can and cannot be granted to him. To conclude, Buddy’s friend has also shaped his sense of identity into a sympathetic person who appreciates what he has. Given these points, it can be concluded that Buddy’s childhood hero has shaped his sense of identity by making Christmas gifts for each other and the annual baking of fruitcakes with him. Doing these activities with his cousin turned Buddy into a sympathetic, optimistic, thankful, and giving person.
Buddy is the lead character in the play Elf, I attended the Wednesday on November 18 at 7:30PM. I must admit that I had a magnificent experience, and got way more than I bargained for Not only was the play wonderfully executed, but Buddy was absolutely flawless from my perspective as an audience member. On top of filling the character physical attributes, the character who played Buddy was exceptional in areas such as bearing a strong presence, being able to control his voice, his arrivals and dismissals on stage, his motivation to believe he was buddy the elf, being able to adjust development of the character during the play, and accustomed to the environment he was preforming in. All of these different facets enticed the audience to infiltrate
Compare and Contrast Rusty Eric once said that “As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering.” Greed is something that is all too common in our world. It has taken over many lives in the past, present, and it will still continue in the future. Ebenezer Scrooge, an old, cruel man in the a drama A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is one of the many who have been consumed by the lonely, suffering life of the greedy. In this drama, Scrooge has lost all liking for Christmas and has shut himself off from the world until he is visited by three ghosts that show him the true meaning of Christmas, and restore the love he once had for his family and friends. Compared to the drama, the movie The Christmas Carol has many similarities, and has brought the story to life although there are a few differences.
On October 24, 2015 I traveled to Ronald Reagan High School to see the Reagan Fall One Acts with my dad. The Reagan Fall One Acts were composed of two marvelously written and directed major plays called, Not an Instant directed by, Kris Puddicombe; written by Anne Liners, War of the Nerds directed by, Nic Onorato; written by Gonzalo Nieto, and three short performances called, Hiraeth, It’s Not a Joke, and In and Out all performed by very talented IB theatre students. There were various aspects of the plays that I found particularly interesting such as, the acting, the lighting, and the costumes. The actors immensely entertained me, there were a few improvements they could have made, but overall, they did a marvelous job and I would definitely
“A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge an old greedy miser who is visited by three spirits the day before Christmas because he is selfish and he needs help from the spirits to alter his cruel-hearted ways so he doesn’t end up paying for his uncharitable behaviour towards others when he is dead. The ghosts show him his past, his present, and his future, to show him that Christmas is really about giving and to help him realize he needs to change his ways. Throughout the novel multiple themes are displayed that categorize the importance of the novel. However, giving is the most important notion because Fezziwig makes his employees and family happy,
The switching of roles is as quick as the blink of an eye especially the scenes with the traveling salesman, conductor and Hannay. They also use vocal sounds to reenact trains noises and other objects that aren't visual props but still make you feel as if they're there. The actors themselves being human props is a great thing that makes the play work. The funny accents especially of Hannay are quite comical. When Annabella simulates sex with the male actor with her having a knife wound in her back was hilarious as hell I actually cried
The altruistic decisions that are made in one’s life, although not profitable, have the ability to enhance life with joy, as it benefits everyone. In the play, "A Christmas Carol", adapted b Dennis Garnham, we witness the dynamic character, Scrooge, undergo a purgation of his former stingy attitude, as he realizes that, by partaking in acts of charity, he can not only cause himself some good but also benefit others as well. When visited my his nephew, Scrooge makes a point to not help the needy around him, because it did not increase his overall income. His nephew counters this remark, saying, “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited... And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of
On October 22nd, at 7:30 pm, in Tarbutton Hall, I watched the play called, “Wit,” by Oxford College Theater. This play was written by Margaret Edson. Having read the play before, I was interested to see how Oxford Theater produced the play. The cast did a very good job being in character the whole time, and communicating to the audience. I could feel the emotions each character was going through.
“Christmas is a Humbug” he says. The drama “A Christmas Carol” is about a man named who has a nasty attitude about Christmas. He is a greedy man who doesn’t want to donate anything to the poor and sick. He thinks that Christmas is a waste of time and money.