How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Lines 159-169 Summary
Change of Heart
- That's when it happens.
- The Grinch comes to the shocking realization that he hasn't managed to stop Christmas at all. His plan totally failed (and rightfully so!).
- The Grinch, in utter shock and disbelief, wonders why all the Whos are still singing down in the town.
- It must be because it's Christmas; Christmas came despite the missing gifts and gourmet foods.
- How'd that happen?
- Because Christmas isn't a tangible thing that he could steal. In fact, it's something quite different.