“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his ways straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness”(Prov. 11:5). The story, “A Christmas Carol”, is about a cold-hearted man named Scrooge who transforms himself into a jolly, kind man when three Ghosts teach Scrooge about the spirit of Christmas. In the story, Charles Dickens illustrates the theme of how no one is past redemption through the transformation of Scrooge’s personality by the lessons of the Spirits. At the beginning of the story, Scrooge’s selfish personality is revealed, and the Ghost of Christmas Past comes and shows him the memories and truth of his life long ago.
The first ghost to haunt scrooge was Jacob, Scrooge´s only friend. Scrooge had only one friend because he drew a hard bargain. I think Jacob came back to haunt Scrooge to teach him how to be a more of a kind person. Scrooge's nephew, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his once a year Christmas party. Two broad gentlemen also came by to ask Scrooge for a donation to their charity.
At the beginning, one of the few phrases Scrooge would say was, “Good afternoon!”, which he used to dismiss a conversation he deemed “unworthwhile”. Later in the book, when the Ghost of Christmas Present visits Scrooge, he sees the Christmas party occurring at Fred’s house, where he previously refused to go. Seeing the party, Scrooge actually got excited and thought it fun. This opens his heart to be more social and later in the book, he is depicted starting conversations and shouting in the street. “A merry Christmas to everybody!
While having a conversation with his nephew, Fred, he displays that rudeness by saying to Fred, “Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.” Clearly, Scrooge has no regard for Christmas, and he doesn't care about being with any family members during the holidays. Furthermore, in conversation with the Gentleman Visitor, Scrooge made a few ill-mannered comments. One such comment is, “All right, all right, I can read. What is it you want?”
“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.
The ghost of Christmas present also shows us Fezziwig, Scrooge’s employer as an apprentice, he is a foil for Scrooge. He showed compassion for others, and did not put himself on a pedestal because of his class. This is shown when he has a Christmas party and invites even the most vulnerable in society. It was charity like
Love comes in all its forms—family, friendship and romance—has achieved all adversities in the inner story. Referring back to the frame tale, the boy has internalizes the fairytale and unconsciously makes a change. He rethinks the time spent with his grandfather and invites him back to reread the book with him. At this point, the boy now sees the true value of his grandfather and their relationship which leads to the ending of the film.
The Christmas Carol is a story of an old miser that cares nothing of Christmas, until an old friend of his warns him of the terrible things that might happen if he doesn’t change his ways. He also warns of three other being that will be visiting him throughout the night. The spirit of Past, present, and Future. Although some might make the claim that either Past or Future were the most influential to Scrooge’s thoughts about Christmas. The Spirit which is most influential in Scrooge’s transformation is Present.
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
In this novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are Pashtuns whereas their servants, Hassan and his father, are Hazaras. Typically in Afghanistan Pashtuns treat Hazaras poorly; they feel they are not worthy of respect. However, Amir and Baba consider Hassan and his father to be like family and are kind to them, unlike other Pashtuns. Baba even goes out of his way to get Hassan’s cleft lip fixed for his birthday. Amir discusses Baba’s thoughtfulness by saying, “Baba never missed Hassan’s birthday…
Greed: One of the 7 deadly sins, the constant lust for more, and the downfall for many men. Greed is the topic of countless novels, poems, and films. Greed is present in our everyday lives as we are constantly searching for more and more things in hopes of finally becoming content. As we all know, greed will only make you more greedy. The more money we save, the more power we seek, the more materials we consume, the more we will want.
During “A Christmas Carol”, Scrooge's Nephew , Fred, has always had a positive personality throughout the book. In the beginning of the story, Fred invites his Uncle Scrooge to Christmas dinner. Although he was declined harshly he still keeps his happy demeanor. “But I have made the trial in homage to Christmas and I’ll keep my humour to the last.’ ‘Merry Christmas Uncle!’
All books come from somewhere, and have its own unique story that can connect to the author in a special way. In the novel, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens, an old miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge, has a deep hatred for Christmas. During Scrooge's nighttime sleep, he receives a visitation from three spirits, Ghost of Christmas Past, representing memory; the Ghost of Christmas Present portraying celebration, charity, and holiday spirit. Lastly, the Ghost of Christmas Future illustrates the horror of death. The three ghosts inspire Scrooge to become kind-hearted, caring, and overall a better person.
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.
In the first stave of Christmas Carol I think a theme is hate. Scrooge obviously doesn’t like Christmas, but dislikes those who even talk about it. When his nephew came in he said “merry christmas uncle Scrooge and may God save you!” This quote was on page 3. His nephew, obviously tries to get along with his uncle, but Scrooge refuses to cooperate.