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For reasons specified on the talk page for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, I created this article. To sum it up, The Grinch is a cultural icon himself, as a character. Not just as a book (further proved in the three multiple Emmy winning TV specials produced by Dr. Seuss).
I will be adding a lot of information to this in the next days.
Dr. Seuss's Grendel?
Has anyone ever noticed the similarities between The Grinch and Beowulf's Grendel? Grendel was a demon, a descendant of the long-ago outcast Cain. Grendel hated the celebrations of the Danish warriors in the Mead Hall. He swore revenge, leaving his roost as ruler of the Fen Lands to do so. Every night, he'd attack anyone inhabiting (usually passed out from drinking) the Mead Hall. He'd kill them and eat their lifeless bodies. Eventually, Beowulf came to the aid of the Danes and defeated Grendel by ripping off Grendel's arm with nothing but his own strength of hand grip. The Grinch, in a more child-friendly way, is very similar Grendel (without the bad ending for Grendel.) Especially in his story, HTGSC, The Grinch shows many similarities. He was sick of happiness, did his misdeeds at night while his victims were asleep, was out to rob society of their happiness as they had "taken" away his (by making him an outcast.) Also, The Grinch's background is never explained, especially as to why he lives independent of mainstream society and why he hated society so much. I think Dr. Seuss was thinking of Grendel when he wrote The Grinch.PokeHomsar (talk) 22:52, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Today's drink in Facebook's Top Friends app is called a Grinch. Is this a real drink, or something they made up? If it is a real drink, is it notable enough to be mentioned in the article? Dansiman (talk|Contribs) 18:50, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
== Comment On Holloween Template ==
Why does this article have the holloween template at the bottom? Holloween has nothing to do with the Grinch but kids do dress up as the Grinch on Halloween.Now I understand what you meantItalic text188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:46, 3 November 2013 (UTC) Crashedata (talk) 21:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Halloween Template ==
Why does this article have the Halloween template at the bottom? Halloween has nothing to do with the Grinch but kids do dress up as the Grinch on Halloween.Now I understand what you meantItalic text184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC) Crashedata (talk) 21:55, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Critical analysis section
In an effort to add some "real world" content to the page and make the article more fitting of an encyclopedia, I've added a section devoted to critical studies and analysis of the character, though at the moment it only covers reviews of the 2000 film version of the character. Anybody who can find info on critics' views of the character/actors portraying the character in literature or media adaptions is welcome to add more. Cat's Tuxedo (talk) 20:56, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
No mention of the Krampus?
After doing more reaserach into the Krampus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus it really seems that Dr. Seuss based his idea of the Grinch on the Krampus.
Grinch and Scrooge
Grinch has many similarities to Scrooge (in A Christmas Carol). But had you noticed that the word Grinch itself, when spoken backwards, sounds a bit like Scrooge? 29 December 2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:46, 29 December 2013 (UTC)