“Treat others the way you want to be treated” In the book A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, there are many different themes. However, the main theme stresses the importance of treating others the way you would like to be treated. The main character in this book needs to learn this lesson in order to be happy after he dies.
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world” was once said by Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister who focused towards ‘positive thinking’. The quote itself says that if you make certain decisions, then everything around you could change. This is significant to Ebenezer Scrooge in the play, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, in the beginning, Scrooge was an elderly, rude, and greedy man with a love for large amounts of money who cares about nothing but himself. For example, a kind gentleman asks Scrooge to donate money and help the poor.
In a christmas carol, while the ghost of christmas present is showing Scrooge many different families and celebrations, there is a certain thread of attitude that the families and others show toward Christmas. It is clear to see that even if a family is poor, or a man must work, they all remain cheerful in their hardships. For Instance, the ghost takes Scrooge to a lighthouse where men are working, not able to be with their families for Christmas, but however, they all show a positive mood toward the situation. Another Instance of the good mood that seems to radiate from the holiday, is the bakery in town. All of the families who are too poor to cook food at their own homes take a dish to the bakery to heat it up, and though the food is meager,
They both provided the same message, show love to others, and don’t forget the Christmas spirit. I enjoyed both versions and their true message. There were some big differences in the story. The movie version explains Scrooge’s early life, unlike the play. It explains his childhood, and it tells why his father left him.
People make their own choices. When Scrooge from the story, Scrooge and Marley A Christmas Carol “Act 1” Israel Horovitz,got taken with the three spirits he decided to change himself. When he got taken with the first spirit he got taken to the past. He was not as grumpy as he was. He saw himself when he was younger.
In the play, A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge helped and served others by improving his community and himself. Scrooge helped not only is friends but the community as well, by having a better attitude towards life, donating his gains, and using kind words. To begin, Scrooge realized we all have a duty to protect and care for eachother. Scrooge used to be a terrible cold-hearted man, but that all changed when he saw the choices of his actions. When Scrooge realized this he became helpful and nice.
This passage, from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, discusses the character development of Ebenezer Scrooge, along with the irony regarding the Ghost of Christmas Present’s response to Scrooge’s evident transformation. The quote shows Scrooge expressing sympathy towards the declining health of Tiny Tim, the son of Scrooge’s employee, as Scrooge wishes for Tim not to die due to his illness. Scrooge is portrayed earlier in the book as a greedy, selfish man, who only cares about the money he earns, not willing to share it with those in need. This is further explained when Scrooge is asked about sharing some of his vast supply of money with the poor, as he responds by saying that if they must die, they should do so to decrease the surplus population; this depicts Scrooge’s initial despise and disrespect towards those poorer than him. Thus, by begging and showing desire for the revived health
Another lyric in the song is “try to find where I went wrong” indicating that this person wants to try and figure out what he did wrong so he knows why his life is like it is now. Scrooge does this when he it with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. He is
The idea is that even though Andersen made an adaptation of the story, he was able to concoct a story that follows his ideals and writing style. Andersen acknowledge in his version of the story that he has heard of the story when he was a child which indicates that it is not one of his original stories. He does also mention how time can improve the story such as this one to which he perfected. Originally, the farmer couple were not poor for they own their land, two cows, and had a hundred dollars in a chest. Compare to Andersen who made them poor with their only useful possession is a horse, made the story an impactful one towards the ending.
Here’s what you need to know. Christmas is a innately a religious festival in Spain so bear that in mind. Pascua is the first word you need to understand when talking about Spanish Christmas time as you might hear the phrase, “estoy como
Have you ever wanted to do something bad to intentionality hurt others feelings, but you later change your mind on the decisions you are making? The authors changes the character 's feelings to demonstrate how a character and how people can change overtime. In the stories "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Thank you M 'am", and "the Christmas Carol". The author can using the changing in character in a variety of ways, the author creates a change in writing by changing the characters in the story. The Grinch shows how people can change overtime in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
Dickens wants the audience to change or help someone else change, be that person’s wake up call, be that person’s past, present, and future spirit. Dickens is trying to change the world so it’s a better and happier place for the youth. I occasionally have this feeling inside of me when I just really want to help someone. Whether someone drops something or they need a direction for their lives a helpfulness overcomes me. This feeling that overwhelms me is the same feeling I gain after reading A Christmas
At the beginning of A Christmas Carol,Scrooge is mean,selfish,and greedy. He is mean, because on pg.9, he never donates to the poor,and he always yells at little kids. Scrooge is also selfish because on pg.12, he never pays a day wages for no work. They say “it's a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of december!”Also,another word is he is greedy,on pg.17, says he is caustic and cold as ever and never gave anything to anyone. He said “what do you want with me.
An example of indirect characterization in A Christmas Carol is when the clerk asked Scrooge if he could take a day off from work and Scrooge replies by saying, “ ‘A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!’ ” We learn many things about Scrooge in this passage, the first thing we learn is that Scrooge hates Christmas. As mentioned, Scrooge thinks that Christmas robs money from people. We also learn that Scrooge doesn't treat his employees well, we know this from the tone of his voice. The effect of revealing Scrooge’s traits indirectly is to help the readers understand Scrooge’s thoughts about the Christmas holiday.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s character greatly varies from the beginning to the end of “A Christmas Carol”. When readers first meet the main character, Scrooge, they get the impression that he solely has a heart of coal. By the middle of the story, he was summoned by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future to show him how the rest of the towns’ people view him. Finally, in the end, Scrooge came to the realization that there needs to be a powerful change in his pitiful Christmas spirit creating a whole new man within him. Throughout the play, Ebenezer’s character flourished, but he began as a cruel, irascible old man.