A Literary Analysis Essay On A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol Literary Analysis Essay
“Today I choose life, every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” - (Kevyn Aucoin). In the book, Christmas Carol happiness is one idea that beautifully connects each theme in the story together. Set in the Victorian era (1837-1901) Charles Dickens creates a character named, Ebenezer Scrooge who navigates through some this era. In the book, the themes that are carefully connected with the idea happiness are social injustice, Scrooge’s transformation, and childhood innocence. Social injustice represents how poor
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The theme Scrooge’s transformation is seen all through the story as he becomes a much more generous man at the end. For starters, Scrooge says “No said Scrooge, “No I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now! That’s all.” The literary element is a personification because ghosts do not exactly exist in real life. This ties into the theme because Scrooge is finally starting to care about all of the people he has hurt in his life. He sees his clerk and starts to think, care about everything he has ever done. This shows that Scrooge is starting to show regret for the people he has hurt, it is like that he wants to change and become someone better he also wants to make others happy. Furthermore, this shows that people can change no matter what happens and that you can become happy after you change. Another example of this would be “And therefore,” he continued, leaping from his stool, and giving Bob such a dig in the waistcoat that he staggered back into the Tank again: “and therefore I am about to raise your salary” (84). This shows that Scrooge is finally giving his workers the money they should receive. Moreover, he his making his employees happy because he is giving them a bigger salary. Evidently, Scrooge is changing and making himself happy by showing regret and others happy by doing good
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