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 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 …show more content…
These thoughts driven by the ID are the most predominate thoughts in his mind leading him to his acts of trying to ruin Christmas. His Id is his animal-self wanting the destruction of Christmas with such a great desire that he doesn’t take into account the feelings of the Whos. His superego seems to be “agreeing” with the Id and completely overlapping his conscience. By the end, he says, “Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store,” which is a sign that he understands the true meaning of Christmas. As he gained insight into his wish for destruction, his unconscious motives became conscious. His superego goes back to taking on the proper conscience role taming his destructive desires, which result in all the people down in Whoville to be happy again. Perhaps he also developed a stronger superego, which led him to correct his wrong doings by returning all the
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Although he is bad he steal cared so he gave back the presents. After he gave back the present he evidit the whole hover ville to his house for a christmas dinner and his house got clean and the feast was very big. He was very nice to thim. He let them move in with he. The Grinch was a bad person.
In ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, the misanthropic and Christmas despising protagonist, works his way to redemption through the encounter of three Christmas spirits and the ongoing and loving spirits of his family and friends. He is initially portrayed as a narcissistic, selfish and bitter old man, but when haunted by humble, loving, fearful and joyful spirits, he evolves into a man enlightened by the celebration of Christmas. Of the many spirits that haunt Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, Yet To Come and the everlasting spirits of Bob Cratchit and Fred, not one is more eminent to his transformation than the other - each playing an equal and unprecedented role in his journey. The Ghost of Christmas
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.
At the start of the book the Grinch is a grumpy old man that got bullied when he was a child in school around Christmas time and decided to run away and is live up in te h snowy mountains with his dog Max Whoville and despises Christmas and joy. The Grinch decides that on Christmas Eve he will sneak into everybody 's house and steal their Christmas trees and their gifted presents. While hes busy ruining everyone 's holiday he runs into Cindy Lou, the daughter of one the citizens that live in Whoville who makes him figure out that Christmas is something much more important than foiled wrapped gifts and giant trees, and that its about spending time with your family and people you love, and from that day on the Grinch 's tiny heart grew three
I interpreted the poem The Grinch Who Stole Christmas using archetypal criticism. The archetypal school of thought is a means of interpreting text by focusing on recurring myths and symbols that relate to social context. After analyzing using this school of thought I have come to a conclusion that the meaning of this poem is that Good will always triumph over evil. Throughout the poem it was evident that the Grinch detested Christmas for no apparent reason.
In Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas it is very evident that the Grinch is a very miserable, dark and sad who. His negative views of the holiday season and familial activities and traditions must come from a very negative and lonely upbringing. The Grinch’s childhood and family life must have been very difficult because it is very hard for someone to decide they don't enjoy such a cheerful holiday season out of the blue. The Grinch must have had little to no family growing up, and seeing all the other Whos being surrounded by family and love must make him very jealous and upset. It is also possible that something horrible happened to the Grinch around the Christmas season.
(1) In Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol, the characters help develop the theme, kindness and thankfulness are the keys to happiness. Contrasting Scrooge to other characters in the novella proves this theme. (2) A kind and thankful character is one who values family over wealth and is grateful to others. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Scrooge’s dynamic character best prove this theme. (3a)
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. Throughout the extract’s entirety, Ignorance and Want are depicted as children, increasing the atmosphere of pessimism that surrounds them. Dickens describes the manner in which the Ghost of Christmas Present “brought two children” – by describing Ignorance and Want as “children”, Dickens creates the impression of innocence, vulnerability, and weakness.
Seuss’ most popular books, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” has sold over three million copies since its release in 1964. The story follows the “Whos” of Whoville during the Christmas season while paying extra attention to the Christmas-hating antagonist on the mountain. The Grinch lives at the top of the mountain where most dare not go except for a few kids who want to be frightened by the Grinch’s home (Seuss, 1957). During one Christmas, The Grinch goes into town and meets a young girl who seems to be the only Who in Whoville who isn’t frightened by his green and hairy skin (Seuss, 1957). The Grinch ends up stealing each Who’s presents on Christmas eve but instead of having their Christmas ruined, they all gathered together and reminded themselves of what is most important.
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 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.
Events from the past can influence people to change their life for the better. Influence from anyone and anything can definitely affect you. Chances are, if you have done atrocious things, you probably want to try and do some good. This the case for the main characters in the stories “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “A Retrieved Reformation” by O’ Harey. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, grumpy man who hates Christmas and really anything that involves joy.
When the ghosts started coming he started changing , each time one ghost came he changed little by little . In the book “ a christmas carol “ by charles dickens , the theme is influenced by the process of change by scrooge 's character , and the ways he changed through the ghost 's appearance in the story. In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable