Another example includes when the portly gentlemen ask Scrooge for donations and they tell him that many of the poor would rather die than go to the prison, Scrooge harshly replies, “ ‘If they would rather die...they had better do it and decrease the surplus population’ “ (10). This illustrates that Scrooge would rather have people die than give them money or donations. This is because Scrooge doesn’t care if someone dies and isn’t afraid to say so. Therefore,these scenes prove that Scrooge is evil. At the last stave of Christmas Carol, after the all the ghosts visit, Scrooge is as kind as an angel.
However, he will only give the smallest amount. Lastlyorks his employee half to death, with very little compensation to support , not only is Scrooge greedy about his money, he is also selfish of his time with others. He refuses to visit his only nephew and prefers being alone than to be with his friends and family on Christmas Day. To Scrooge, being selfish is almost automatic. Scrooge also exhibits immorality by his unkindness towards other people.
When he had to pay someone, he hated it he literally hated everything. Mr. Scrooge, the main character in A Christmas Carol a story by Charles Dickens is as I said a miserly man, but he changed. You will see the differences and similarities in the movie and script that should be noticed, but I will also show you how Mr. Scrooge got untangled from his web of greediness. In the movie Mr. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred walked
The homeless have no true place to call their own and they just have to hope and pray they find a safe warm place to sleep and a meal for that day. Worst of all though is that the homeless do not have a place they can feel loved and be happy at like we do when we come home everyday. Quindlen said it best when she says”they are people who have no homes. No drawer that holds the spoons…”(Quindlen 216). Quindlen is trying to say that the homeless do not have small things to enjoy in life like we do.
Maya Angelou, an American poet, once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” There are many people who don’t do anything to change the things they dislike. On the other hand some people over time change themselves. While Scrooge looked at his past, present, and future he realized he needs to change the way he treats people. In the play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge was guided by 3 spirits teaching him he needs to change to keep people close to him and love him.
Mayella was almost forced to say Tom Robinson raped her or her dad would have beaten her. Mayella has no power because she is very poor and she is a girl. In the 1930’s women had no rights and men did all the work. “Maycomb’s Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin. Its windows were merely open spaces in the walls… What passed for a fence was bits of tree-limbs, broomsticks and tool shafts… Enclosed by this barricade was a dirty yard” (“DBQ Is Mayella Powerful 19 Doc A”).
Christmas Greed Greed is the one thing that everyone in the world has in common. Greed can cause cause someone to be selfish and hurt those around them as a result. Bad greed causes people and others around them to get hurt. Greed can change a person’s personality. In Charles Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol, the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, keeps and collects all the taxes, pays his employees very little wages, and doesn’t give anything away- not even to charities.
By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money. Another way, you can affirm that he was selfish could be when he refused to give any kind of money to help provide food for the poor. Then, he went to his house and he received a visit from three different ghosts. One of the ghosts was from the past. The second was from the present.
Often times in life we make choices that greatly affect our future without even realizing it. These choices can change our personality, our priorities and especially our future. In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens shows us that the choices we make in life can have a deep impact on our future and the ones around us. When one chooses frivolous items such as money and loneliness over family, friends, and love it can still make you a detestable person emotionally, no matter how much wealth you have. Deep inside you are depleted and sometimes it can take a drastic wakeup call to realize what really matters in life.
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
“Colonial taxes are very unrealevent. I absolutely disapprove of this act the government made. It is very unfair to the poor people who can barely afford anything!” He yells loudly as he sits onto the wooden chair. “Maybe it will get better…” The wife comforts her husband as she sits on the chair. American people were stressed over paying for all the taxes and the strange act that was not needed.
One day, one of the girls she played with and was very close to disappeared.Nobody knew what happened to her or where she went, but they were sure the soldiers had something to do with it. The soldiers just kept shoving more and more thousands of jews in this harsh community. People often died of starvation, or freezing to death in their apartments, because they didn’t have heat. Also there were many sicknesses, and diseases, caused by the over population of people there in the ghetto. As a couple years go
Children cry and many men cry, and all look sad like when friends die, but they say nothing and keep on going towards west. Many days pass and people die very much. We bury close by trail.” (Lynn Peppas pg 4) A Trail of Tears survivor described it like this, imagine walking not really knowing when you are going to stop and watching people, your friends and family, die right in front of you. It started way before 1830, when settlers came they changed the way the Natives lived. They tried to convert them to christianity, change their methods of farming, etc.
The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever." In Night everything is reversed, every value destroyed. "Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a kapo tells him.
It felt as though I had died, yet my punishment was having to live with this permanent ache in my chest that didn’t allow me to fully draw a breath. They left me on the maternity floor for three more days. I laid there listening to the healthy cries of the newborns and cried and cursed God, and my own body. Stevie died when we were both ten. He had gone to visit some family friends for the weekend and had burned to death in their heated shed during the night.