By: Jaisi, Maura, Logan and Nick.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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The theme of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is to not expect too much. This is evident in the text because the text states, “ ‘I must find a way to stop Christmas from coming! ‘ “ This was the Grinch who said that and that is saying that he wants to stop Christmas and he is going to find a way. In the middle of the article it states, “Around the whole room he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller Skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And Plums!” This was the Grinch’s plan, he would to do this to every house and the Christmas would be ruined. Well this is what the Grinch thought, but that’s not exactly how it turned out. Towards the end of the article it states, “He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME!” This shows that even though the Grinch had taken all the presents he didn't ruin Christmas after all. This is evident to the theme because the Grinch worked so hard on trying to ruin Christmas and he expected that he would, but in the end Christmas still came. The Grinch expected too much and did all of that work for nothing. This is why we think the theme of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is to not expect too much.


The story starts out with how the Grinch hates Christmas. He wanted to take it away somehow. So, he had a very mean idea. He decided to dress up like Santa. Then he would go into all of the houses of the people and steal all of their Christmas spirit. Once he had everyones things, he was going to dump them off a cliff. But then, they say that his heart grew 3 sizes bigger and he decided that it was right to, bring back all of the presents and the food and, everything back to the people of whoville. When he gave all the peoples food and presents back, they all started to like the Grinch. And the accepted them to a part of them. They even let him eat all of the food with them.

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