How The Grinch Stole Christmas
By: Dr. Seuss
"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. But I think that the most likely reason of all, May have been that his heart was two sizes too small."
"He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos, Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown, At the warm lighted windows below in their town. For he knew every Who down in Whoville beneath, Was busy now, hanging a mistletoe wreath. "And they're hanging their stockings!" he snarled with a sneer, "Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
"THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA! "I know just what to do!" The Grinch laughed in his throat."
"I know just what to do!" The Grinch laughed in his throat. And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat. And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Grinchy trick!" "With this coat and this hat, I look just like Saint Nick!"
"Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney!"
"The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter, Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water. She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why,” "Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?" But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick, He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick! "Why, my sweet little tot," the fake Santy Claus lied, "There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side." "So I'm taking it home to my workshop, my dear." "I'll fix it up there. Then I'll bring it back here."
"He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME! Somehow or other, it came just the same! And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?" "It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!" "It came without packages, boxes or bags!" And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store." "Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"
"And what happened then? Well...in Whoville they say, That the Grinch's 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!"
dr. Seuss's implications from the story
I think in the story "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", Dr. Seuss was trying to say you never really know how something is or acts unless you really look deep into it. The Grinch only disliked Christmas because he never had the love and thought that all the Who's had. He encountered a problem while he was in school and since then he has hated Christmas. People in real life always judge things by their outside look and not what is on the inside. People always tell me never judge a book by its cover and really to learn the life of story of that person or thing. In the story the Dr. Seuss wrote "The Grinch hated Christmas!". But he also wrote "No one quite knows the reason.". No one knew this because nobody talked to the Grinch or tried to be nice to him. That's why you should always give things a chance and try new things because as you can see the Grinch didn't do that at first but once he did he had many new friends and had this warmth and love in his heart. In my life this has happened many times. Not trying something because you "don't like it" but you have never tried it is a bad decision. Haley and I were at the fair and she encouraged me to go on one ride, but I was so scared. Turns out that was my favorite ride there. Has this ever happened to you? Or somebody you know? My parents have always told me to really learn somebody's story before I judge them. Somebody could have nice clothes and nice things and be very rude and disrespectful to people. Another person could have not so nice things but they could be the sweetest person ever. But nine times out of ten people are going to be friends with the person that has nice things because they don't want to be seen with the other person. I don't care if you are the richest person alive or the presidents daughter. I care about how you treat people and your attitude towards life. Money can't always buy you things in life and will definitely not get you far. But having a good friend by your side will always be a bonus. Friends will always be there for you but money won't be.