Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Manisha's Alphabet- C

What is Calvin's monstor snowman called?
The Torment Of Existance Weighed Against The Horror Of Nonbeing.


Letter C belongs to my most favorite comic character Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes!
Calvin, named after theologian John Calvin, is the main protagonist of Calvin and Hobbes. He is a perpetually six-year-old boy with a vivid imagination and a habit of getting into trouble. The comic centers around Calvin's life, his troubles, and his adventures, with Hobbes alongside all the while.
Calvin is characterized by his imagination, philosophy, extensive vocabulary, social awkwardness, and mischievous behavior. His first piece of dialogue was the first line of the strip and his last line of dialogue was also the strip's final line.

Calvin in his first appearance                             Calvin in his last appearance.

We all know Calvin hates baths! He has tried several tactics to avoid bathing, up to decoys, and when finally in the tub, he complains about his ordeal. And television is Calvin’s favorite past time.  Calvin is generally misanthropic, and only feels significant sympathy for non-human animals. He has a significant admiration for tigers, instituted as a result of his friendship with Hobbes. Once, he even (unsuccessfully) tried to adopt the lifestyle of tigers
. Calvin is a little too intelligent for his age, coming up with very deep and profound philosophies which he himself fails to understand.
Calvin is always getting into trouble with his parents. He is a difficult kid and his parents have a tough time handling him.

Calvin’s best friend HOBBES!
Hobbes, named for philosopher Thomas Hobbes, is the deuteragonist of the comics. He is Calvin's stuffed tiger and best friend, who, from Calvin's perspective, is a live tiger and real as anyone else. 

And there is Susie!

Susie Derkins, Calvin’s classmate is another important character in the comic strip. Calvin is always up to something to trouble Susie and the two are seen locking their antlers many a times. Hobbes often openly expresses romantic feelings for Susie, much to Calvin's disgust. Calvin starts a "club" (of which he and Hobbes are the only members) that he calls G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy GirlS), and while holding "meetings" in Calvin's tree house or in the "box of secrecy" in Calvin's room, they usually come up with some way to annoy or socially maim Susie, most of which backfire on them completely.

Calvin isn’t very fond of school and is seen often complaining about how he is too evolved to go to school. At school, he has built up, in his principal's words, quite a file owing to his bad behavior.

Maybe Calvin ended in 1995, but he continues to make us smile or laugh with his continued appearance over the daily newspaper, comics, or over the net.
Calvin, I love you!Thank you for your awesomeness!

Do you like him too? Let me know why!