A Christmas Carol Comparison Essay

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Compare and Contrast Rusty Eric once said that “As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering.” Greed is something that is all too common in our world. It has taken over many lives in the past, present, and it will still continue in the future. Ebenezer Scrooge, an old, cruel man in the a drama A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is one of the many who have been consumed by the lonely, suffering life of the greedy. In this drama, Scrooge has lost all liking for Christmas and has shut himself off from the world until he is visited by three ghosts that show him the true meaning of Christmas, and restore the love he once had for his family and friends. Compared to the drama, the movie The Christmas Carol has many similarities, and has brought the story to life although there are a few differences. In the drama, The Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy, old man who has no liking for Christmas or any of the things that come with it. “It’s less of a time of year for being merry, and more of a time for being loony . . . if you ask me.” (Dickens 5) He is alone in his house…show more content…
The movie captured the drama and put it to life phenomenally. There were only a few details that were different, such as in the video past was portrayed as a man, whereas in the drama Past was a woman.(Drama 11-17) Also in the past, the drama didn’t go into such a detailed explanation of Scrooge’s relationship as the movie did. In the play Scrooge is also very dramatic and Scrooge in the movie wasn’t dramatic at all. (Video 1984) The drama A Christmas Carol was made a good movie with only a few minor differences. In conclusion A Christmas Carol is a great video/drama that shows a common theme. Greed leads to a lonely, miserable life. The Christmas Ghosts help show Scrooge that. By Scrooge turning his life around, he realizes that a kind, joyful life is much more
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