Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Essay Question



Is The Grinch actually a modern re-telling of the
Zaccheus story?



Discuss.

5 comments:

Alex said...

Hmmm, interesting.

Preacher Mom said...

I wish I had read the essay question before watching the movie last night. Interesting concept, though!

Merry Christmas!

revabi said...

MMMM intersting concept. However don't think the grinch is as short as old Zach was. but mmm the money thing...

Oh and yes, Merry Christmas!

zorra said...

Hmmm. I'm too full and sleepy to think about it now.
But Merry Christmas!

Presbyterian Gal said...

It's a big big stretch. I've always found it curious that being a tax collector automatically makes you a sinner. Though I find myself leaning that direction in attitude myself. Especially around the middle of April.

But back to the comparison, when the Grinch finally joined the town he was welcomed with open arms and even got to cut the roast beast. Whereas Zaccheus was greeted with raised eyebrows and hostility and the looking down of noses when Jesus went to his house.

I conclude that any resemblance between the two is accidental. Especially when considering that there are really only 7 or less basic plotlines in all of literature.