“Change your thoughts, and you change your world” was once said by Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister who focused towards ‘positive thinking’. The quote itself says that if you make certain decisions, then everything around you could change. This is significant to Ebenezer Scrooge in the play, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, in the beginning, Scrooge was an elderly, rude, and greedy man with a love for large amounts of money who cares about nothing but himself. For example, a kind gentleman asks Scrooge to donate money and help the poor.
Caring for only himself and his wealth, Scrooge perceives Christmas as a waste of time and money. He believes for his own good and others, he would rather be left alone. Through this short novel, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts bringing out his regrets to show what Scrooge really cares about. Dickens illustrates the time with the ghosts to show the effects of greed and being discourteous. In the beginning, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Marley.
Rahul Gupta P3 ALA 12/18 ACC The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol-A 19th century novel written by Charles Dickens. Is about Scrooge who is an old grumpy man who has no friends and dislikes the Christmas spirit. In the end of the first stave, he is visited by his dead coworker, Jacob Marley’s ghost, who introduces the theme “Mankind should be your business” which is the main theme for the entire story. Three Ghosts of the Christmas Past, Present, and Future aid him with transformation to make him become a good person. Dickens uses characterization to show the theme “Mankind should be your business”.
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. He also warns of three other being that will be visiting him throughout the night. The spirit of Past, present, and Future. Although some might make the claim that either Past or Future were the most influential to Scrooge’s thoughts about Christmas. The Spirit which is most influential in Scrooge’s transformation is Present.
Some may believe that McCandless went into the wild because he was suicidal or faced a mental illness, but I believe that, he just wanted to find himself as a person so this journey was necessary. People would be considered “crazy” if they dropped a very successful life and decide that they just want to explore the extreme conditions of the wild. Every once in awhile people decide to make minor changes like a different haircut, getting a pet, and etc; not in Chris’s case he changed his entire way of living. He felt like his childhood was a fiction because his parents weren’t married when he was born, as stated in an article called
Have you ever done something and thought that it was someone else’s fault? Blamed it on your sibling? All do it, even Charles Dickens. But in “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens explains how one’s fate belongs to one’s actions through the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. Scrooge’s late business partner and friend Jacob Marley visits Scrooge as a spirit and warns him if he keeps up his malicious deeds he too would bear the chains that Marley wears.
“Christmas is a Humbug” he says. The drama “A Christmas Carol” is about a man named who has a nasty attitude about Christmas. He is a greedy man who doesn’t want to donate anything to the poor and sick. He thinks that Christmas is a waste of time and money. Marley was this man’s business partner before he died.
With Scrooge's attitude and nature, he was extremely selfish, miserly, and callous at the start of the novel. However, the spirits are able to change him into a better man, or more like convince him to become better himself. The way that they did this is that they showed him various scenes of Christmas, but sometimes said or showed him things that were a result of his former nature, such as when the Ghost of Christmas says ‘“[...]If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”’(p.53) to remind Scrooge of how earlier he had dismissed the businessmen collecting donations despite his current wish for Tiny Tim to live. In particular, one moment that could be said to be 'cruel' is when the Ghost of Christmas Future points to the grave as a gesture for him.
I chose the part when he was visited by old Jacob because I thought it was interesting how he had been a narcissistic person, and yet he came back to help his old friend Ebenezer Scrooge, and try to save him from the unease and unrest that he received following his death. Second, I liked the ghost of Christmas past, and Scrooge’s whole encounter with him. I enjoyed this part because this ghost was the friendliest of the three. Finally, I liked the conclusion of the story because it was uplifting and not dreary like the other staves in the
In the story A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens there is this mean old man named Scrooge that hated everyone, his soul is black as the suit he wears in the movie.It seems as if he has lost his Christmas spirit.To help Scrooge retrieve his spirit back his deceased friend,and business partner Jacob Marley alerted Scrooge that three spirits past,present,and future would visit him all at different times. Late that night as the rain was pouring down,and the lightning was cracking Scrooge was sitting in his chair with such stillness you could hear a pin drop boom! boom! a thunder like noise sounded out it seemed to have shook the house. Then standing fore of Scrooge was this apparition that pronounced itself as the ghost of Christmas past.At first