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
The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge into the past to relive some of his forgotten Christmases. In one memory, the Ghost and Scrooge visit a vacant school. Young Scrooge is sitting all alone by a dying hearth reading a book. The juvenile child sits all alone on Christmas Day. “ ‘The school is not quite deserted,’ said the Ghost. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still’ ” (Dickens 33). Scrooge is overwhelmed with emotion and sobs, for his past self is
One of the most popular US holidays is Christmas. During Christmas, most children are thrilled about one character in specific: Santa Claus. Santa Claus is known for having a big round belly, wearing a red and white suit, long fluffy white beard, and the sound of sleigh bells. This Christmas character shows a positive image of someone who has a big heart but can also be confusing to other children and adults who have never heard of this American tradition.
As a part of our holiday display in our museum we have a photo of Santa from the William Hengerer Department Store which was formerly located on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo. For decades the Store was a Buffalo Holiday institution. Through much of the 20th century until its closing, the store was known for the elaborate holiday displays in its front windows. Many generations of Buffalonians can remember staring through the glass in amazement as well as sitting on Santa’s lap hoping to get exactly what they wanted for Christmas.
If there is fire in this tale of Christmas, there is water nearby; everything exists with a polar opposite. The spirits, while all aiming to accomplish the same goal, literally and figuratively show Scrooge both the good and the bad; the light and the dark. The first spirit is described as a “clear jet of light” which made everything “visible” (30). The spirit who is there to show him his past joyous Christmases, is also literally lighting the way. The third spirit is contrary to the first, being a source of darkness and fear. When meeting the spirit Scrooge felt its mere presence and was taken aback as he “bent down upon
Within literature, there are a multitude of archetypes which appear in varied bodies of work; Archetypes are recurring symbols, attitudes, plot lines, or characters that appear within reading material. Upon examination, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss is one fine example of a body of literature that contains archetypes.
No one was known to dislike kids more than Ebenezer Scrooge. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge was always negative. Around Christmas time, especially, Scrooge disliked children. Then, Scrooge was visited by three spirits: past, present, and future. As these spirits showed Scrooge events, Scrooge started seeing life in a different perspective. Throughout the story, Scrooge had encounters with children. In the beginning, Scrooge was unreasonable to a carolor. Towards the end, Scrooge’s development was shown when a boy approached him, and Scrooge acted generous. All in all, Scrooge was known to not tolerate children, but with his change of heart, Scrooge now cares for them.
After Marley warns him not to end up like himself, and informs him that he will be visited by three ghosts, the first ghost arrives in Scrooge’s home. This is the the Ghost of Christmas Past. The spirit is dressed in a bright white tunic and is holding branch of luscious green holly. The ghost shows him scenes from when he was younger. These scenes make a massive impact on Scrooge. The first scene the old man is taken to is his school. During Christmastime, Scrooge was left alone at school without any family to come home to because his father held a grudge against him. After watching how his younger self saw the character in his book “come to life,” Scrooge states, “There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should have given him something.” Soon after, Scrooge sees his sister, Fan come to greet him. He is once again reminded of her kindness and misses her dearly. The spirit reminds Scrooge that Fan had a child, and the old man wishes he could have shown more compassion toward his gentle and caring sister’s son. Next, the ghost shows Scrooge his old boss, Fezziwig. Scrooge, while watching the scene, recalls how although Scrooge and his partner, Dick were working for Fezziwig, the jolly
When Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Present he is described as sitting on a pile of food with an extravagant robe and a crown made of mistletoe. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge all the Christmases that are happening at the time and even uses his powers to stop a quarrel that happens in the marketplace over some food by using his torch. The Ghost of Christmas Present also carries a torch that seems to be his source of power. The Ghost of Christmas Present always seems to be merry, possibly expressing the spirits of everyone on Christmas and around
“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). In the book, Christmas Carol happiness is one idea that beautifully connects each theme in the story together. Set in the Victorian era (1837-1901) Charles Dickens creates a character named, Ebenezer Scrooge who navigates through some this era. In the book, the themes that are carefully connected with the idea happiness are social injustice, Scrooge’s transformation, and childhood innocence. Social injustice represents how poor
eating candy canes nonstop. Rudolph knows that her behaviour is wrong so when Santa Claus comes to feed the reindeer their peppermint flavoured gingerbread pellets that night he tells Santa what he saw. As he hears this he becomes cross with the elf. Santa has a wish to talk with Emma regarding the candy cane scenario but she’s sound asleep. He doesn 't wake her up because the night is soon to be over. Suddenly Yuletide music starts to play loudly that the alarm clocks render at exactly 5:30 am. All the elves get out of bed and prepare for a long day 's work. To start the day they go off to eat breakfast. Santa’s first to the table and Emma’s last. As they finish eating Mr. Claus pulls the elf away from the table to talk with her.
The theater production of A Christmas Carol, takes place in the wintertime with a character named Marley narrating saying, “Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” (Dickens, 1). Throughout the story we are introduced to the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmases to come. Each of the ghosts educate Ebenezer with different lessons that will allow him to finally be liked among the citizens in a town in England. While he is taken on these wild journeys, he cannot be heard by the people he is visiting, until the ghosts leave him. Ghost of Christmas Past takes Ebenezer to a time when Marley was still alive. The Ghost of Christmas
“Children around the world know and love St. Nicholas-for he brings gifts and treats in December…”as the St. Nicholas Center influences children and needy men and women since the 12th century. St. Nick helped many poor and needy people for many years and created a symbol of love and hope throughout the world. St. Nicholas was demonstrated as an influential person through the people he affected, his achievements, and his path to achieve his goal.
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable