Alone with his dog Max on Mount Crumpit, poor Grinch hated the entire idea of all the Christmas bliss. He had a repugnance for all that participated in such holiday because of the countless rejections he received from the Whos as a child. Many Whos including the Mayor of Whoville himself would ridicule him for lack of better appearance making the Grinch feel remorseful and unfit for the Whos’ standards. For this reason, he stayed far, far away from the Whos and anything pertaining to them. No one quite realized the reasonings for the Grinch’s cold-hearted tendencies and rather just came to the conclusion that his heart was just two sizes too small. So the Whos continued on with the life and the holidays without any thought of the grumpy
Halloweentown is a fantasy land overflowing with ghosts, vampires, and witches. Jack is the leader of this town and is known as the “Pumpkin King”. Jack realizes he has grown tired of the same routine, and is faced with an identity crisis.
Heroes are not in it for themselves, they are guided by what they think is right. To be a hero, one needs to be selfless, courageous and strong. They need selflessness to be humble and put others needs before their own. These qualities truly show the real heroes in both literature and in today’s world.
When people think of a hero, they do not understand you don't need to be just like superman, you don't need to be able to fly, or be immortal and never die. There is no need to wear a mask, save the world, or have special powers. To me, any regular person can become a hero in their own way. I believe a hero can be found in any piece of literature, most main characters are all heroes, but they are all heroes in a different way. To me, in order to be a hero, all you need to do is put someone else's life in front of your own, if you can change someone else's life you can then call yourself a hero. Aristotle once said that a tragic hero is "one who does not fall into misfortune though vice or depravity, but falls because of some mistake".
The Grinch is a Prude, Obnoxious character which is due to traumatic events while growing up, now has a intense grievance towards Christmas. After this experiences he decided to run away and live on Mt. Crumpit. The only times he would come out of his cave would to steal food from the Who’s or just to annoy everyone. In the movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, the plot of this movie is essentially is that there is more to Christmas than just decorations and presents.
Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis. This theory includes the belief of struggle by class, indicating those of higher class have more power. Marxism views the aspects of socialism in regards to capitalism, in the belief that eventually all capitalist society’s will become socialist society’s. Dr.Seuss’s, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, is a great example of Marxism. This poem was published in the decade of the 50’s, the time that Christmas was becoming a commercialized event following Santa Claus becoming the new face of the Christmas edition Coca Cola advertisements. Reading the poem there are strong elements that distinctly tell the reader that it’s the Who, who have all the power and are of higher class in comparison to the Grinch.
Since How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been written, the Grinch has been recognized and deposited in the villain category of literary characters, next to Count Dracula and Cruella De Vil. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch is seen as an unwelcoming, mischievous, cold being. The happier people are around him, the angrier he is. Perhaps, it was his childhood from the past that has formulated the bitter personality and miniscule heart that he possesses today.
The meaning Dr. Seuss implied was focused on the Grinch's materialism. As mentioned by you, the Grinch's "moralistic superego" was the reason for correcting the Grinch's actions (Wong). However, I propose the Grinch's hatred spanned from his focus on materialism, which ultimately distracted him from the true meaning of Christmas.
The poem “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” written by Dr.Seuss, is evidently Marxist-based. The underlying element for the theory of Marxism is “class struggle”. This is exemplified within the poem when Dr.Seuss outlines the distinction between the upper and the lower class. The “Who’s” are seen as the upper class, due to their wealthy lifestyle and an immense celebration during Christmas. On the other hand, the Grinch would be classified as the lower class, due to his lack of a home, food, and materialistic items. The Grinch believes that the Who community deserve to experience the way that he feels during Christmas time. In result, the Grinch attempts to ruin Christmas for the Whos by stealing all of their possessions. It is then brought
Sigmund Freud believed that personality consists of three parts: the id, which is motivated by desire and looks for immediate satisfaction; the ego, which deals with rational decisions; and the superego, which makes moral judgments (Acacio). This is psychoanalysis, which can be used to analyze The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. According to Freud, the mind consists of only the id when we grow up. As we age, we transform part of the id into the ego and superego (Acacio). In the case of the Grinch, he grew up in a situation where, due to his isolation, he had no one to guide, reprimand, or praise him. He had no influences in his life. In the poem, there is a line that states, “It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.” (Seuss
One night on Halloween, when Jeannette was only ten years old, she felt someone run their hand over her private parts. At first she thought it was Lori moving in her sleep, but then she heard a man speak. She yelled and Brian came running into their room with a hatchet that he kept by his bed and the man ran out the unlocked door. Their dad was not home that night and their mom was a very deep sleeper so Jeannette and Brian chased him down the street. A few weeks after the Halloween incident, their dad thought that the kids were getting used to city life too much so he took them all to the zoo for the first time. They made their way over to the cheetah exhibit. The author’s dad stepped over the chain and went by the fence opposite
It is easier to understand “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” by using the Psychoanalytic school of critic to analyze it. Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory actually helps with understanding why the Grinch hates christmas and why he behaves the way he does. Freud believed that our unconscious mind was influenced by childhood events. Freud believes that our personality is made of three things; the id, ego, and superego. The id is the unconscious part that has our needs, and instincts. The ego is the part that stays in touch with reality and tries to suppress the id and superego so they are socially acceptable. Finally the superego is the personality that completely cuts out the socially unacceptable instincts of the id. As you begin to read
As P.L. Travers once said, “Could it be … that the hero is one who is willing to set out, take the first step, shoulder something? Perhaps the hero is one who puts his foot upon a path not knowing what he may expect from life but in some way feeling in his bones that life expects something of him.” It’s true because if there was a war outside my house the hero would take the first step and take the bullet for me - “not knowing what he may expect.”. P.L. Travers was an author and a writer who wrote Mary Poppins. She is an icon because people still sing this song A hero is a person who save people and saves the day…
I will be using the Maximist school of criticism to analyze the poem, "how the Grinch stole Christmas". this school of maximise is based on the comparison of the higher and lower class of society by the theories of Karl Max . In analyzing the poem, readers can notice the many differences in the characters spot in society. The Grinch represents the lower class and symbolizes the struggles of being less fortunate and represents the lower class of society. The citizens of whoville, the rich isolated upper class citizens represent the higher class. Firstly, the settings of each character makes it very obvious of the difference in economic class. The Grinch lives in a cave, the "whos" are living in whoville which is known as the area in which only
What does make a hero a hero? Is it there looks? Alternatively, maybe is it their personality? However, the question is what are those essential qualities that make one a hero? Different people require different heroes to look up to or try to emulate. However, whoever it may be, they all possess certain qualities. My hero is my mother, for the reason that she is selfless, compassion, and courage. That kind of selflessness can often be premeditated, since concentrating on others' needs often winds up helping one accomplish one’s own goals. However, a heroic leader does so without any anticipation of a return. The display and concern show the care one has for others. This can often apparent itself in strong but gentle actions planned to increase the lives of others. Courage and bravery come to mind first when we think of heroism. However, it is difficult to achieve anything truly heroic unless one is up against overwhelming chances. As Nelson Mandela put it, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." These minor acts of heroism rarely attract any notice. A true hero is always sympathetic, benevolent and shows a great deal of compassion and sympathy to those poorly or in agony. He or she keeps away judgements; that are oriented to the self and embraces an attitude that serves others.