“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.
In the book "A Christmas Carol" there is much symbolism. There is also lots of different themes. During this story there are three different ghost which are deeply influenced by symbolism and theme. The ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas future. These three ghost represent something different every time and they take you on a journey to discover how Scrooge became a Scrooge and whether he will change and learn how to love like he used to, or die a very lonely death and watch all his money go down the drain.
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.
“They owe me money and I will collect. I will have them jailed,if I have to. They owe me money and I will collect what is due to me”(Dickens 1).This is a quote from Charles Dickens drama A Christmas Carol through the voice of greedy, and cruel Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a holiday classic through the eyes of many people. Throughout the years there have been many movies on the tale.
I also think that scrooges sister dying has a great effect on how his life went down hill. The ghost of Christmas present represents charity, empathy, and the Christmas spirit; the ghost of Christmas present is a large man who shows scrooge the importance of how other people celebrate Christmas and he takes scrooge through the along the bustling city on Christmas morning, that is when goes to the home of Mr.Cratchit where he sees that even though he’s going throughstruggles of money he still is thankful for what he had even though it wasn’t very
He changes his opinion with the help of three spirits. A Christmas Carol is about an old man who's name is Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol takes place in London, England around the 1830's. Throughout the story countless people must change their opinion on Ebenezer Scrooge while Scrooge must change his opinion on his peers and Christmas. Change is shown through the story.
Similarities and Differences of The Christmas Carol: Movie and Play “God bless us, everyone.” (Dickens, 22). Charles Dickens wrote The Christmas Carol to teach us a lesson about giving and kindness that all men and women deserve no matter their financial circumstances. We learn that happiness is found even when circumstances are hard. There is many differences and similarities between the play and the movie of The Christmas Carol.
“Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts.” ( Chpt. 1, p11) Atticus says this to Scout and Jem in chapter one when the children speculate about the methods of intimidation Mr. Radley used to keep Boo Radley out of sight. Jem suspects that Mr. Radley keeps Boo Radley chained to the bed most of the time. Atticus points out to the children that there are “other ways of making people into ghosts”.
A theory about Peter is that he is a ghost, and this is supported by the fact that he hates physical contact, some people find it hard to see him, and he always forgets what he’s done. All are characteristics of ghosts. Even if one is a human, if they isolate themselves from physical contact they might as well be a ghost, because physical contact is one of the things that keeps us in reality. In addition, first example is shown by the following quote, “‘She leaps out of bed to put her arms round him, but he draws back; he does not know why, but he knows he must draw back.’
Christmas Carol is an ancient story and movie. The novel and cinema are based on the same main idea ,a man named scrooge changing is awareness about Christmas. Although they have some diversities ,they still have the same essence. The movie creates alarming perception and curiosity. The Christmas Carol book and film have comparable pictures while reading ,also inspecting them.