The Grinch And A Christmas Carol Analysis

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Christmas is a Christian celebration of the birth of Christ, though it also encompasses Greek, Roman and pagan traditions of giving gifts and feasting around the Winter Solstice. It is a time when families and friends come together to share food and exchange gifts (web). In How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the main characters, the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge, are similar to each other in many ways such as their awful personality. The Grinch is a green hairy who is very greedy, stingy, and a little evil creature. He wants nothing to do with the Whos, hates Christmas, and wants the Who 's Christmas spirit to be gone. Ebenezer Scrooge is an old grumpy selfish miser who doesn’t care about others …show more content…
The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge have been through a terrible childhood that had made them become a misery person that they are now. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when the Grinch was a child, he was dropped off at a Who 's doorstep. He went to Who school and did everything a Who would do. Later on, he started to like a girl named Martha May Whovier and she liked him back. He made her a present for Christmas. Everyone laughed at him because a weirdo like him liked her. Therefore, he hates Christmas, and he blames the Whos. Now, he lives in misery because he is despised and disliked by the Whos and was never treated fairly. In A Christmas Carol, when the Ghost of Past takes Scrooge on a tour of his childhood memories. He quickly starts crying when he remembers himself as a neglected boy who no one cared about. During the Christmas season, while the other children went home to be with family, young Ebenezer was left on his own at …show more content…
For he knew every Who down in Who-ville beneath
Was busy now, hanging a mistletoe wreath.”2
In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge isolated himself because he was more interested in business than people. For instance, Scrooge 's nephew comes to wish Scrooge a Merry Christmas and invite his uncle to dine with himself and his wife on Christmas Day. However, Scrooge refuses to associate with his nephew. He chooses to live alone and in darkness. Therefore, isolation has an extremely negative effect upon the development of the individual’s character.

Hatred means to feel a strong emotional dislike toward something or someone. The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge were both hated by the majority of people in both stories for the same reasons. They both hated Christmas because everyone loves it. The birth of hatred starts with a person being jealous, envious of what another person has. The fact that the Grinch has a small heart symbolizes his hatred toward Christmas. He hates Christmas with a passion and does everything that he can think of to destroy it for the Whos. Eventually, he planned an evil scheme to steal Christmas from the Whos:
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