Choices Affecting Our Future In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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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.
The novel suggests the choices we make have a deep impact on our future. The author implies that we should be cautious of the choices we make because they have a significant influence in our forthcoming. In the novel Scrooge is shown by the four ghosts in the story, how the choices he makes now can affect his future and others close to him. Jacob Marley’s ghost warns Scrooge saying “I am here tonight to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate. A chance and hope of my procuring, Ebenezer.” (Dickens 44). Marley has been trapped in the spirit world because of the choices he has made and doesn’t want the same outcome for Scrooge “What Scrooge sees in the space outside his window are countless phantoms—ephemeral remnants of people once alive, now condemned by their choices on Earth to wander endlessly, moaning lamentations…”(Bloom) . Marley’s choices affected him even in his afterlife, making him depressed and lonely. The novel focuses solely on Scrooges
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When choosing materialistic items such as money over family you can become a wretched person mentally and emotionally. In the novel, Charles Dickens demonstrates to us how our choices affect our future, but he also showed us how our choices can affect others around us

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