After a stressful production of the nativity story

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After a stressful production of the nativity story, Charlie Brown is just about ready to give up on society . It seems as though all his friends can think about is presents and having the most and biggest gifts . Nevertheless, Linus interrupts the pitiful performance to educate his friends about the real meaning of Christmas: It’s Christmas time once again, the perfect time to remind ourselves and others of the true meaning of Christmas . Put aside the shopping and parties, the boxes and bags, the gifts and the bows, and remember that God himself came into this world to save all those who would believe . And His name was Jesus, meaning Savior, because He would save the world from sin (Bible or Not) . 4
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Peppermint Patty is another vital character to the theory of each character possessing a trait that reflects our society. Peppermint Patty is portrayed as a natural-born leader with a great skill in athletics. She has a good heart and crushes on Charlie Brown consistently through the comics series. However, we have a sense of pity for her character because of her oblivious attitude towards life and instances when she doesn’t notice her own faults. In his own words, Schulz describes her character: Peppermint Patty, the tomboy, is forthright, doggedly loyal, with a devastating singleness of purpose, the part of us that goes through life with blinders on (“Peanuts Characters”) . Another character who deserves to be included is Sally. Sally is Charlie Brown’s younger sister who is always searching for the answers and reasoning for everything. She represents the curious child in all of us. Her bubbly personality captured the hearts of America and is a major contributor to the comical aspect to Peanuts. Schulz explains her character: Sally is the complete pragmatist. There is a certain charm when she fractures the language: ‘By golly, if any centimeters come in this room, I’ll step on them! (“Peanuts Characters”). 5
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The last character I will mention is Woodstock. Although a minor role with little dialogue as result to his language only being understood by Snoopy, Woodstock has a great deal of meaning behind his character as Schulz quotes: Woodstock knows that he is very small and inconsequential indeed . It’s a problem we all have . The universe boggles us… Woodstock is a lighthearted expression of that idea (“Peanuts Characters”) . In saying this, Charles Schulz makes it clear that he created Woodstock’s character with the idea that he would be a comfort to all the people who feel insignificant and small in the massive world we live in . Even though Woodstock is misunderstood and small in size, he keeps his head up and creates a positive image to coincide with his insecurities . As made apparent through their distinguishable traits, what makes Schulz’s characters of Peanuts so endearing is the ability for it’s readers and viewers to relate to the situations that they experience .
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