Hosseini and Dickens both utilize fear throughout their novels in many characters as a motivator to redeem themselves from their past actions. In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooge is condemned as a character who fears his self-image, similarly to Baba in ‘The Kite Runner’. Whilst this fear is what caused Scrooge to grow up as selfish and ignorant, Baba learns that the only way to redeem himself from his betrayal is by displaying great actions of kindness. In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooge’s fear of going into poverty is what caused him to become a selfish and ignorant person, however the spirits show him a different point of view which causes him to change out of different fear. After being shown his miserable and lonely death, Scrooge shows a change
Do you not love Christmas? Do you have that Christmas spirit? Everyone does right? You might think so, but actually not everyone loves Christmas and has that wonderful, great spirit! In the movie of the Christmas Carol there is a man, advanced in years, who is named Ebenezer Scrooge. He is visited by the three spirits of Christmas. He gets a visit by the spirit of Christmas past, the present, and the future! These three spirits are on a very difficult mission to help Scrooge get that happy, wonderful spirit. After three hours Scrooge will become a changed man who is ready for Christmas with his family and everyone else. I believe, though, that the spirit of the future changed him the most. The spirit of yet-to-come made him visit many life changing events that would ,for sure, change his mind about everything. The phantom took Scrooge to see his
Archetypal school of literary criticism is a type of literary criticism that is concerned with recurring myths and archetypes in symbols, characters, actions, and situations within literary pieces. A myth is a story handed down through history and an archetype is a typical character, action or situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature. Archetypal school of literary criticism strongly applies to Dr. Seuss’ children poem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. In this literary piece, the character archetype is the Grinch being the outcast. The outcast archetype is a character that is banished from a social group because of a crime committed. The Grinch is not banished by the Who people, however he chooses to exclude
The most influential spirit was the spirit of Christmas future in A Christmas Carol. he used fear to make scrooge understand that there was still time to change his act. Once his old partner, Jacob Marley, told him that there was still hope for him, scrooge was haunted by three other spirits. Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future. The most influential was the Christmas future spirit. The reason is he got to scrooge
In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens utilizes a plethora of literary devices such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and denouement to explore the capacity for change. This reveals that changing is never impossible until you’re six-feet under.
In the story "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote was a young boy and his elderly cousin. They were really good friends and the elderly cousin called the little boy Buddy in memory of her best friend who died when she was a little kid. People in the house where she lived yelled and screamed at her. "A child of seven! whiskey on his breath! are you out of your mind? feeding a child of seven! must be loony!" Sometimes it made her cry. They treat her that way because the only friend she has is a seven year old boy who can’t help her..
Are you into the Christmas spirit where everyone is enjoying their time with their family, then the Christmas carol is the right book for you. Today I am going to be discussing about the similarities and the differences between the book and the movie, in the book and the movie Scrooge was the main character they both had the part where Scrooge had an argument with his Nephew. In the movie and the book they had the same types of lessons learned. The difference is that in the movie Scrooge had a dog while in the book, it never mentions that Scrooge had a dog. Another difference is that in the Christmas Carol movie they sang while in the book they never sang. Another difference is that Scrooge said he will double
In the story “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, imagery is used to create an image in your mind by appealing to your five senses. Imagery is often used to describe the setting of the story and to give you an idea of what is going on. Capote shows many examples of imagery throughout the story to make you understand the importance of his memory. The use of imagery helps create the mood by making the story real and bringing you in what Capote saw.
Events from the past can influence people to change their life for the better. Influence from anyone and anything can definitely affect you. Chances are, if you have done atrocious things, you probably want to try and do some good. This the case for the main characters in the stories “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “A Retrieved Reformation” by O’ Harey. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, grumpy man who hates Christmas and really anything that involves joy. One night, when three spirits come to him to inform him about the past, present, and future, he decides to turn his life around and change for the better. Jimmy Valentine is a safe cracker who moves to a new town. Once he meets a girl name Annabel, he decides to literally change his
This is the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as told by (your name). There was a mean old man name Scrooge who had a very poor clerk who worked for him by the name of Bob Cratchit. One day near Christmas Fred, who was Mr. Scrooge’s nephew
“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
Did you know that Charles Dickens wrote his A Christmas Carol in only six weeks? A Christmas Carol considered a novella (short novel) published by Charles Dickens himself on December 19th, 1843. I find this book interesting because it teaches a very valuable lesson to the reader.
The allegorical nature of A Carol leads to relatively simplistic symbolism and a linear plot. The latter is divided into five Staves, each containing a distint episode in Scrooge's spiritual education. The first Stave centers the visitation of Marley's Ghost, the middle three present of the three Christmas spirits, and
The main theme in Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol is fear. This is the theme because there is a lot of unexpected things that happen and cause Scrooge to be afraid. Ebenezer Scrooge is faced with fear of death and harm. Most people expect to come home, eat dinner, and then go to bed, but for Scrooge he comes home and his peace of mind is shattered. As Scrooge goes through the step by step process of going to bed, frightening things continue to happen. Fear is also a fitting theme because Scrooge isn’t used to fear, but during this stage he experiences it.
Have you ever wondered if someone can change overnight? In this book Scrooge changed very rapidly with the ghost appearing and changing him completely . In the beginning of the story Scrooge was hateful and in the end he was very loving. But once he started to change he changed very rapidly. When the ghosts started coming he started changing , each time one ghost came he changed little by little . In the book “ a christmas carol “ by charles dickens , the theme is influenced by the process of change by scrooge 's character , and the ways he changed through the ghost 's appearance in the story.