In the story a Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean spirited man, is visited by four ghosts who help him realize that he is not the man he should be. When he is invited to view his own gravestone by the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, Scrooge implores, ¨Men´s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change, Say it thus with what you show me.¨ Scrooge has to change his life before it is too late I know what Scrooge meant when he said the statement, I also think that he followed his own conclusion. The first ghost to haunt scrooge was Jacob, Scrooge´s only friend. Scrooge had only one friend because he drew a hard bargain.
Response Essay to “What the Dickens?” by Jerome Weeks “What the Dickens?” by Jerome Weeks analyzes elements of A Christmas Carol that can’t be translated on stage or in a film. He discusses how strong features of the book are nearly impossible to convey in a production as well as Dickens is able to include them in his book. Weeks also talks about different things movies or plays have done to bring A Christmas Carol to life and if the changes were successful or not. Jerome Weeks has a sarcastic writing style and his sarcastic comments show the irony of Dickens’ introduction because his first sentence is “Marley was dead: to begin with.” Weeks discusses how, although simple, Dickens’ opening sentence was strong and unique about describing someone who’s dead. Weeks also compares A Christmas Carol to Hamlet and discusses how both openings contain death to lead to rebirth.
These third spirits come to shown Scrooge of mysterious scenes related to an unnamed man’s recent death, which of three business gentleman discussed about the money and the interment. After that, Scrooge begged to the spirits and want to know the dead man. Scrooge found himself in churchyard and shocked after read his own name on the headstone and no one care about his dead. The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come want to show Scrooge that he will be dead alone and no one care about him if he does not change his attitude. Due to the presence of the ghost of Christmas future, Scrooge feel deeply sad, and find out on what he has does during these day is really shameful as well as its effect that will cause him feel regret in future.
The Christmas Carol play comes to life on Christmas Eve in the winter of 1843. (Dickens, 1) Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character who has absolutely no respect for Christmas at all. Matter of fact, he despises this merry holiday which is called to be the conflict of the play but Bob Cratchit, who works for him, is just filled with the thought of it. Yet Ebenezer’s frozen heart doesn’t care until the moment Future(ghost) takes him upon his own
The ghost of Christmas future shows Scrooge what happens after his possible death, and 3 people are seen selling his items that he needed to live and rest. One of the 3 people say ‘he died with no one by his side’ which leads to the fact that Scrooge loves nobody but his coin. The ghost lets Scrooge also see that Tiny Tim has died, significantly telling Scrooge that he has to change or he will die and so will Tiny Tim. However, Scrooge decides to change his ways once and for all, and he finally pledges to be a kind man to others, with no potential signs of threat or vile manners. The whole point of the spirit’s visit was to use the final blow on Scrooge’s Arctic organs and give him a few more scenarios of what happens in the possible future.
For example when the charity men came to Scrooge’s office, he ushered them away and rudely asked them to leave him alone because he didn’t want to talk… which is basically what Scrooge is always like. Secondly, he doesn’t attend many social gatherings or parties unless it’s for money, and even turns down his own nephews request to share dinner with his family! Finally, Scrooge doesn’t talk or greet anyone, and when he is greeted in the street, Scrooge just snarls, or growls back. When Scrooge is walking back after a long and tiring day of work, Israel Horovitz tells the audience, “There will be occasional pleasant greetings tossed at him. Scrooge in contrast to all will grump and mumble.
Another key similarity between the texts is that both Truman and Scrooge have their pasts revisit them. The first ghost that visits Scrooge is the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost said to him ``I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.'' The ghost showed scrooge what he had done wrong in his past Christmases. This made Scrooge feel awful, so bad in fact he tried to kill the ghost. However Truman didn’t visit his past, it was implied that he had flash backs about his father and other events.
“Look, you, sir, a school ahead. The schoolroom is not quite deserted. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.” (Horovitz p. 760). This is one of the many important parts of the drama, The Christmas Carol. 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.
“All but old Candy. He just sets in the bunkhouse sharpening his pencil and sharpening and figuring” (Steinbeck 69). The quote connects to how Candy doesn’t really get invited when the guys go to town because he has no hand and he’s old. They believe he’ll just slow them down. Even if someone isn’t the same nationality as you, you should never exclude them!
The movie was made in 1938 by Edwin L. Martin. This essay will discuss how Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and his family, and the ghosts are similar and different in the play and the movie.. In both the play and the movie of The Christmas Carol there are many similarities and differences in the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. One similarity is that Scrooge is very mean in both the play and the movie. For example, he forces Bob Cratchit to work very early on Christmas Day.