How the Grinch Stole Christmas


The theme of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is things don’t always go the way you want. This is evident in the text because the text says, “But the sound wasn't sad! Why, this sound sounded merry!” The Grinch wanted to stop Christmas by taking everything that the Who’s loved about Christmas. The text also states, “The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter, Who’d got out of bed for a cup of cold water.” The Grinch was hoping that he would not get caught so he had to come up with a lie so he said “ why my little tot there’s a light on here that is out and I need to take it back to my shop a fix it then I will bring it back.” That is why the theme of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is things don’t always go the way you want.

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The Grinch hated Christmas. His heart was way too small, he didn't like anything really at all. The noise the Who’s down in Who-Ville created was his least favorite of everything. The Who’s down in Who-Ville are happy about everything, even when they don’t get their way. These characters don’t really get along with the Grinch. He despises all the Who’s and the noise of their singing. Although the Grinch doesn't like them, he still does everything he can to stop them from having Christmas. He despises their feast, their celebration, their love for the special holiday, and especially their treacherous singing. When he finally gets enough and can’t stand the holiday anymore, he tries to stop but fails miserably. He has an idea. An awful, terrible, horrible idea. He dresses as Santa Claus and makes his dog, Max, the reindeer. He steals everything from the Who’s and realizes, soon after, his mistake. The Grinch hears this noise on Christmas morning and finds out that he can’t stop Christmas from coming, no matter how hard he tries.

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