A Christmas Carol Horovitz

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A Christmas Carol

“Life is like an echo, what you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Echoes include words, some could say that words are seeds and that they do more than blow around, they land in our hearts and not the ground. So be careful what you plant, be careful what you say. You might have to eat what you planted one day.” In the stage play A Christmas Carol by Israel Horovitz, those very words come to light, for a character named Scrooge does receive what he has sent out.

In the play, an old man named Scrooge is visited by three ghosts. The ghosts have come to try to help Scrooge notice what he has done wrong before his future is set in stone. In the later years of Scrooge’s life he had become a mean, greedy man who did not care much for people. Because of this, Scrooge’s old friend wants to warn him and help Scrooge become a nice man again along with help from the three …show more content…

Marley approaches Scrooge wearing chains around himself . Marley obtained the heavy chains in his afterlife because of his greedy and unfriendly ways in his lifetime. When the story first begins, Marley enters Scrooge’s presence as a ghost weighed down by heavy chains. It is a gloomy night after Scrooge comes home to his large house after a long day of working and ignoring people. “I wear the chains I forged in life, ” says Marley to Scrooge as he tries to warn him of fate. In life, Marley was not a generous, kind man. Instead, he was a greedy, non sociable man who only looked out for himself. Because of this, in his afterlife Marley wears chains that he made in life link by link due to being such a disturbed person towards others. Since Marley was rude and unfriendly in life, he obtained a hard afterlife for what he did. He reaped what he had

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