All in all, Scrooge was known to not tolerate children, but with his change of heart, Scrooge now cares for them. Scrooge’s past experience of being neglected by his friends in the lonely school affects Scrooge presently by feeling pity for his former self; therefore, he regrets not helping the christmas caroler. Scrooge states,“‘Nothing’, said Scrooge. “‘Nothing. There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night.
In doing this he thought Christmas would not come and all of the Whos would be upset. This, however, is disproved by the singing in Christmas spirit that the Whos performed. Perplexing the Grinch, “he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore… “Maybe Christmas… doesn’t come from a store… perhaps… (Christmas) means a little bit more!””(39). This revelation alters the Grinch’s perception of Christmas vastly. By allowing himself to make an effort to understand Christmas he embraced the Who culture.
Denying the fact that it was he who lay upon the lifeless bed, he was overcome by terror that there was a slight chance it was his future self. The Apparition of Christmas Yet to Come also shows him a floweress, uncared for, rotting grave, the stone belonging to Ebenezer Scrooge. Not wanting to be condemned to this awful downfalling, he begs the Spirit, crying “Your nature intercedes for me, and pities me. Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by and altered life.” It is after this moment that Scrooge vows to honor Christmas, and to be amiable to all, keeping the lessons he has learned in his
After the accident he believes that “If I could not take care of Mrs. Dempster, nobody else should do it” (Davies, 180). Dunny feels at fault for the accident and betraying Mrs. Dempster by not telling her, who threw the snowball. All three works contain betrayal by their friends, such as Ralph telling the group Piggy’s nickname, or when Macduff did not attend scone. In Fifth Business, Dunny is betrayed by Percy with the snowball incident which is physical betrayal towards Mrs. Dempster. Ralph calling Piggy by the name and Macduff not attending scone are examples of emotional and verbal betrayal.
Scrooge we see a man who is transformed from a greedy, selfish miser into a generous and good-natured character by the end. In the beginning of the story Scrooge wanted annihilation to do with Christmas. He rejects all Christmas cheer from everyone he meets. Although on Christmas Eve his worker Bob Cratchit asked if he could take Christmas Day off and spend time with his family, but Scrooge said if he didn’t show up on Christmas morning he wasn’t going to get paid.
Now let talk about another similarity they both had the part when Scrooge had an argument with his Nephew at the beginning of the book so his. Nephew asked him to come over for Christmas but then Scrooge tried to tell his Nephew Fred that Christmas has no value, but Fred refused and tried to get his uncle to realize the value of Christmas so, then Scrooge told him you celebrate the holiday in you’re way let me celebrate in my way. But then they had a little argument before Scrooge sent his nephew out of his house. Also the most similar thing is that both of the book and the movie had the same lesson learned Scrooge learn how to honor Christmas and he learned the value of Christmas and he learned about the mistake he made. He also learned that money doesn’t get you everything, and money is not everything and that having a family is the best gift you can have.
However, as “happy holidays” replaces “merry christmas” and menorahs take their place next to the Christmas tree, many Christians are claiming there to be a “War on Christmas”. A supposed attack happened in 2015 when Starbucks revealed their annual holiday cup to be a plain red cup with no designs. This sparked an outrage in many Christians, starting with Joshua Feuerstein who released a viral video where he claims that “Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand-new cups.” and encourages his “Great American and Christian” viewers to start a movement and “not be politically correct, just correct.” The controversy that including all religions during the holidays causes is just another example of Christian privilege. Like many dominant groups that are losing their privileged status, Christians see the advance of other religions to become equal to them as an attack on them and their beliefs. The fact that saying “happy holidays” can still be considered controversial just goes to show that Christian privilege, while waning, is still very much a part of our society and must be
Owen is extremely demanding. He takes control of the Christmas pageant and changes everything to the way he wants it: “THE WIGGINS ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE ME PLAY THE STUPID ANGEL AGAIN!” (148). At times, I even think that Owen is too demanding and rude to his parents: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?...GET OUT OF HERE,” (219-220). I realize that Owen and his parents do not have a strong relationship, but they do love him and are only trying to support him. I think it is unnecessary for Owen to act the way he does.
What is being explained or taught through these stories? A common theme seen throughout the trickster tales is deception. In the tale “From the Winnebago Trickster Cycle” deception is used to prevent starvation of the Trickster and his friends. As winter approaches Trickster an his friends realize that there is no food left from the fall harvest, so Trickster devises a plan to disguise himself as a woman to marry a chief’s son so they “can live in peace until spring comes” (Radin 106). It is important to note that the goal is not to harm the people of the village, but to prevent starvation.
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