Whether or not you consider Ron Howard's version of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas comical, yet disgraceful, there's no ignoring the little green monster's reign over the box office. The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, was released in November of 2000, reaching a gross high of over $200 million in the U.S alone (The Numbers). However, I feel that this version has over exaggerated the original story, and I will back this up by showing many examples of how Dr. Seuss’s classic turned into a marketing, franchise frenzy.
Charles dickens uses insults to portray Scrooge 's unpleasant personality. This can be alluded from Stave 1 in the novel where Scrooge can be seen snubbing the charity workers who came seeking for a donation. "If they would rather die, [...] they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.", such insult allows the reader to comprehend that Scrooge is nothing more than a greedy man who solely believes that the peasants are just money scammers and that they should all be locked up in a "prison". Today 's audience will see Scrooge this way and agree that he is a misery, bitter old man, who doesn 't like giving away however back in the 19th century the audience would not be shocked to see a wealthy man as selfish as Scrooge. It was common in London at the time to see factory workers exploiting children who worked in hard conditions by hurting them with the most dangerous work and the cruelest words which is why I can only but say that Scrooge is an unpleasant, old wretch.
In the first stave, Scrooge is portrayed as mean, morose, and cold hearted. For example This his how he is being mean and morose because he doesn't want to go to his family on Christmas and he doesn't like Christmas in general. “What’s Christmas-time to you but an time for paying bills….
The Grinch Who stole Christmas has been a hit movie for decades. It started off as a book and was made into a cartoon and a movie. While the book and the movie have some differences the fact that the grinch is known to hate Christmas, he steals the presents from everyone and the setting is the same in both the book and the movie make them somewhat similar. The first similarity between the book and the movie is that the Grinch has been known to hate Christmas. The book states, “ The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!” This is similar to the movie because in the movie the Grinch hates Christmas. When he was in school he was bullied around Christmas and he now hates all the Christmas activities.
When people want to watch a movie that is based on a book, they usually read the book first. Well, why on earth do they do that? Well, see sometimes even though they have the same plot, sometimes things can be changed. Whether it being for entertainment purposes, or to make the film shorter or longer, things usually will be changed when creating a movie inspired by a book. People probably have a few titles come to mind when they think about this, but a good example is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the movie “A Christmas Carol” by Jim Carrey. Though both forms of literature are based off of the same plot, they do have their fair share of differences and similarities like any other adaption to a book. An example of this would be
"A Christmas Carol" a famous christmas movie. Although it isn't hard to believe that people do not realize that there are differences between the movie and the book. In this case, that fits right into that subject. Here are some of the differences between the movie and the novel.
At the beginning of the play, Scrooge was a very greedy and selfish man who only focused on his own wealth. Scrooge is rich, but he neglected the people around him including his family and employees. He did not allow his clerk, Bob Cratchit,
Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life.
The movie “A Christmas Carol” is better than the book. The book is a very descriptive christmas novel. The movie shows more feeling than the book did. The setting and lighting has set a better mood overall than the book.this is why the movie is better than the book.
Throughout the last stave, Scrooge is portrayed as a ‘changed man’, shown through his many acts of kindness and love as well as his changed attitude towards poverty and prosperity. “He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town or borough, in the good old world.” This statement encapsulates the stark contrast between Scrooge’s character in the first stave when compared to the last. It can even be said that the last stave is written in a symmetrical manner to that of the first. This is made obvious through the stark opposites that can be seen in Scrooge’s personality in the first stave when compared to the last; where he used to be greedy and self-absorbed, he became selfless and compassionate. Dickens uses this example of symmetry to make Scrooge’s transformation even more discernible to readers as to allow them to note just how a model citizen should act towards others.
One difference is that people loved Charles Dickens and people remembered him for, “His intense energy, his polite manners, and his cultured way of speaking…. He was ambitious, determined, compassionate toward those in need, and quick to anger at injustice,” (Warren 38). However, nobody liked Scrooge and he was described as, “Scrooge hates Christmas cheer, warm wishes, and the spirit of giving,” (Dickens back cover). Charles and Scrooge are opposites when it comes to personality and what people think of them. Another difference is that Dickens shared his money with the poor, whereas Scrooge did not. Dickens often gave money to those in need, “Dickens gave them money for a night’s lodging,” (Warren 127). He also donated to organizations to help the poor. Scrooge, on the other hand, did not give money to the poor. When two portly men came to Scrooge’s office asking for donations, he refused to give them money and says, “Are there no prisons?… And the Union workhouses, are they still in operation?” (Warren 9). He didn’t want to give them money and thinks that the poor should fend for
“A Christmas Carol (2009)” is a 2009 Disney film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novella of the same name. It is directed by Robert Zemeckis and made by using Motion Capture. The movie is talking about a crotchety miser named Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is an old man and he has a partner Jacob Marley who died in 7 years ago. For 7 years, he runs his business with an employee who called Bob Cratchit.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy, mean miser who dramatically changes overnight! Before this amazing transformation though, he was morose and very tough. Employee Bob Cratchit states, “ He only paid me 15 shillings a week which was definitely not enough to keep my family in good state.” So what has happened to this new and improved Scrooge? Let's hear from his nephew Fred. “ He said he'd rather die than spend Christmas with my family.” Although, people never liked Scrooge, his new behavior is attracting people to like him much more. “Even though Scrooge had a heart, maybe it has opened more and realized what the importance of love is” added Bob Cratchit.
In the beginning of the novel, Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean, greedy, and selfish person. Some examples of his meanness, greed, and selfishness are, he never let his assistant Bob Cratchit put any coal in the fire. He is rude to his nephew Fred who came over to give Ebenezer Scrooge a gift and invite Scrooge to his Christmas party. When Bob Cratchit tried to help Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge