How the Grinch Stole Christmas

By: Dr. Suess

Theme Paragraph

The theme of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is treat others the way you want to be treated. This is the theme of the story, because in the story it states, “ ‘I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! But HOW?’ Then he got an idea! An awful idea! THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA! ‘I know just what to do!’ The Grinch laughed in his throat. And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and coat.” This piece of evidence supports the theme of the story, because the Grinch did not like Christmas and he wanted to take it away from the Whos, even though he would probably not want them to do it to him. Another piece of evidence that supports the theme of the story is that, it states, “Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop Guns! And bicycles! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And Plumbs! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, stuffed all of the bags, one by one, up the chimney. Then he slunk to the icebox. He took the Whos’ feast! He took the Who-pudding! He took the roast beast! He cleaned out that icebox as quickly as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash. Then he stuffed all of the food up the chimney with glee. ‘And NOW’!’ grinned the Grinch, ‘I will stuff up the tree!’” This piece of evidence supports the theme of the story, because the Grinch did not want the Whos to have Christmas, so he took all of their presents, food, and even their tree! When he probably would have not wanted them to do that to him. A third piece of evidence that supports the theme of the story is, “ ‘Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!’ And what happened then? Well...in Whoville they say, that the Grinches small heart grew three sizes that day! And the minute his heart didn’t feel quite so tight, he whizzed with his load through the bright morning light, and he brought back the toys! And the food for the feast! And he, HE HIMSELF! The Grinch carved the roast beast!” This piece of evidence also supports the theme of the story, because the Grinch finally realized that Christmas is not all about presents and feasts, so the Grinch brought all of the Whos’ things back to them, just like the Grinch would want the Whos’ to do for him. As you can see, because of all of this evidence and much more, the theme of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is to treat others the way you would want to be treated.

Summary

In the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Grinch hates Christmas. So, he wants to take away Christmas from the Whos. He dresses up as Santa Claus, and goes into Whoville taking all of their presents, feast, and decorations. The Grinch thinks he stopped Christmas. Then the next morning the Whos were singing merrily without their presents, feast, and trees. Then he realized that Christmas wasn’t really about presents and decorations and the people in Whoville say that the Grinch’s heart tripled in size. Then he came back to Whoville bringing all of the Who’s presents and decorations. Then, he himself cut the roast beast.