Every Christmas there was a massive dinner held in a seemingly never-ending dining hall. It was lavish and spacious with a table that was as long as a river and was decorated with many different table cloths and decorations. The ceiling of the hall was covered in chandeliers and the floor was filled with different groupings of people: the sick and injured, the children, to those who wanted to dance or participate in games or various others who gathered in separate sections throughout the hall.
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. As an outsider of the society, the Grinch doesn’t understand the celebration and resents it as a result, and it quite peeved by the inescapable uproar that it brings. Christmas
In the story, "Christmas Hunt" the author Borden Deal, shows that the theme "all good things come to those who wait. Tom wants to go hunting with his father but he is not ready. So Tom says, "All my life I had been hearing tales of past Christmas Day hunts and I knew with a great ten-year-old certainty that I was old enough to go." In the middle of the story Tom disobeys his father and goes anyway and takes Calypso Baby his father’s dog with. “You gonna hunt for me like you do for Papa?” ,Tom Said. In the end, Tom’s father didn’t let him be in the Christmas day hunt but, Tom got a new puppy that they would train to hunt. “I looked at the bird-dog puppy in the basket. All of a sudden Christmas burst inside me like a skyrocket.” All in all, “Christmas
“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. Marley was this man’s business partner before he died. Marley came to this selfish man as a ghost with money boxes and chains which were weighing him down. Marley came to warn him that he needs to become a new man. Marley said that if he didn’t change that he would be hated by everyone like Marley was after he died. There are many similarities and a couple differences between this movie and drama like the ghosts of Past, Present and Future.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”(Dickens, 16). In this movie, A Christmas Carol, it is full of emotion and drama. Scrooge does not like Christmas until the three spirits help him see the true meaning of the season. The play and the movie are very similar in helping us through the story. There are only a few differences that we will discuss.
The novel “A Christmas Carol” takes place in a poor section of London, England during the Industrial revolutions (1800’s). The main character is Ebenezer Scrooge. He is a hard-hearted business man that hates Christmas. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner Jacob Marley that now wears a heavy chain for thinking only of making money instead of helping others around him. Marley warns Scrooge that he’s heading the same direction and will be given a chance to avoid it. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three spirits on the next day.
Almost everything in life can be seen to have a counterpart, an opposite. This tendency is universal, whether it be the stereotypical roles of good cop and bad cop or Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion. It also appears in literature, as many writers introduce topics or characters that contrast each other; they use juxtaposition. Charles Dickens is one of these many writers, as is seen in A Christmas Carol. The novella begins by introducing the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge. He is an extremely wealthy, but selfish and gauche old man. Due to past experiences, his outlook on mankind and the world at large is jaded, and this is especially true on Christmas. While the rest of the world is preparing to celebrate he is instead reminded of everything
Frank Ocean once said, “When you 're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you 're sad, you understand the lyrics.” Why does one have to be sad to “understand the lyrics”? Evaluating a song and being given the ability to relate enhances one’s respect for the composer. For example, when one first listens to “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins, they probably believe the song is about love, however, once a person analyzes the lyrics the realize that the song is actually a story of a couple who are having a baby boy. Their story shows how in times of financial problems, family and love stands strong. Kenny Loggins wrote this song as a gift to his brother, Danny.
A Christmas Carol is a classical story that Charles Dickens writes. The reader may have heard of this classic at some point in their lives because of the wide popularity it gained from all the films, plays and parodies that people created based on the story. The author sets the story in 1843 on a very chilly night of Christmas Eve with the main protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge, an ignorant and greedy man who excludes himself from the rest of his community and couldn’t care less about anyone or anything in exception of his money and business. On this cold and frigid night the ghost of Scrooge’s deceased business partner Jacob Marley pays a visit to warn Scrooge in advance about three ghosts: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future who
In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Dickens presents Ignorance and Want in a metaphorical fashion, depicting them as children. This is done in such a manner as to shock and appall the reader, leading to greater emotional investment.
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.
In the story "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote was a young boy and his elderly cousin. They were really good friends and the elderly cousin called the little boy Buddy in memory of her best friend who died when she was a little kid. People in the house where she lived yelled and screamed at her. "A child of seven! whiskey on his breath! are you out of your mind? feeding a child of seven! must be loony!" Sometimes it made her cry. They treat her that way because the only friend she has is a seven year old boy who can’t help her..
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, appearances prove to be deceptive veneers that disguise the reality of situations and characters. Ibsen’s play is set in 19th century Norway, when women’s rights were restricted and social appearance such as financial success and middle class respectability were more important than equality and true identity. Ibsen also uses realism and naturalism, portraying the Helmer’s Marriage through authentic relationships, which are relatable to the audience. In A Doll’s House, Nora represents 19th century women entrapped by society to fulfill wifely and motherly obligations, unable to articulate or express their own feelings and desires. Initially, Nora appears to be a dependent, naïve girl, yet as the play unfolds, we see her as strong, independent woman, willing to make sacrifices for those who she cares about as well as herself. Henrik Ibsen uses symbolism in order to portray Nora’s sovereignty from the strict social guidelines of morality and appearances in 19th century Norway.