For starters, Marley doesn’t speak out directly to the audience in the movie. He only speaks to Mr.Scrooge. (Dickens Movie, Clive Donner) And in the movie the spirit of Christmas past, was a grown woman who was supposedly the spirit. But in the play the spirit was a child of some sort.(Dickens,play/movie)Maybe an adult but in the form of a child. Then in the movie they got to a place that looks like a sewer or the poorer part of town. There is a family who are very poor, barely enough to eat. Then the spirit takes him to the grave. In the play the part about the poor family doesn’t happen in the play. The either made up that part or completely skipped
Characters play an important role in the meaning of a novel. A person’s transformation can lead to a positive or negative change in personality or thinking. In The Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, the visits from the three spirits causes Scrooge to transform emotionally and psychologically into an improved person.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, shows how a greedy man turns from his life of cold-heartedness. Ebenezer Scrooge is the greedy man in the novel who values his money more than anyone or anything. His greed has caused many people to dislike him, even his employees find him cruel and cheap. He begins to change, however, when he is visited by his dead partner Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways. Although skeptical in the beginning, Scrooge begins to understand why he must change his ways, and he discovers what he can do to become a better person.
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 Staves 3 and 4 of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge undergoes a drastic change in personality due to the events shown by the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. At the end of the novella, Scrooge is found to be a better man. He learns to be charitable and to value family and companionship.
Greed is a trait nobody should have and one man’s life was ruined by it.“Bah Humbug!”is a famous quote from the astounding play, A Christmas Carol the story of a rich, old, mean man named Ebenezer Scrooge whose life was turned around. The play was later copied in a movie in 1984 and the movie shows many similarities and differences to the play. Most of the similarities and differences appear when the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit him and change his life for the better. After scrooge sees his dead body with nobody caring about it. He is then Humbled and changes his life as he then does good deeds and is a happy and kind man.
The differences are that in the book, are the color of the Grinch, the Sleigh at the top of the mountain, and the age of Cindy Lu Who. The first contrast I found between the book and the movie was the color of the Grinch. In the book, the Grinch has no color and is black and white. In the movie, the Grinch is green. I don’t know why they decided that he should be green when he could've been any other color. Another difference I found was the Sleigh at the top of the mountain. In the movie, the sleigh starts to fall of Mt. Crumpet until the Grinch uses his strength to lift the sleigh and save it from falling. In the book, this doesn't happen. Instead they just show the Grinch realizing the true meaning of Christmas and going back to Whoville to return the presents. The last distinction I found was the age of Cindy Lu. In the book, the say that Cindy Lu was no more than two. But in the movie, she looks older than two. Cindy Lu has a bigger role in the movie than the book. I found many differences in the book and movie. I still think that even with these changes, the Grinch will always be a great
Dickens, throughout the novella, wanted to convey compassion—something that many people within the higher-class didn’t fully understand, due to their ignorance of the impoverished classes beneath them. To be compassionate means to be aware of other’s suffering and misfortune; to be empathetic, to pity somebody or something. Dickens definitely wanted to portray this within A Christmas Carol to influence his readers to be more aware of those who were suffering, and to be more charitable.
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.” (Dickens 6.3). After that, someone guessed “It’s your Uncle Scrooge!” (Dickens, 6.3). When everyone laughed, Scrooge began to feel very sad that people were making fun of him for the way he acted. At that point, Scrooge knew that he needed to make a major change in his
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
At the beginning of the story, Scrooge’s selfish personality is revealed, and the Ghost of Christmas Past comes and shows him the memories and truth of his life long ago. In the text, Scrooge is visited by two portly gentlemen who ask Scrooge to donate to the poor because they are
One night, in a dream, he is warned by his deceased friend, Marley, that three spirits would come to him. The first spirit is the spirit of Christmas past, and it shows him an event from his past. In the event, Scrooge is seen leaving his lover because she is too poor. Scrooge regrets this decision greatly. The next spirit tells him about the present, and it shows him how his employee, Bob Cratchit, is suffering. He and his family have barely any food, and to make matters worse, their son, Tiny Tim, is crippled. The next spirit, the spirit of Christmas future, shows Ebenezer how his own servants would steal from him and not shed one tear after he passes. It also shows Ebenezer how
A Christmas Carol is full of many twists and turns, and has been written in many different versions. Writers have taken artistic liberties and have added or taken away to the beloved Christmas story to make it their own. No two versions are going to be exactly similar, and most definitely are going to have many differences.
Many film and literature characters fail to leave an impact on the reader. This is not the case for Charles Dickens’ character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and Frank Capra’s creation of a character, George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life. Both protagonists are beloved characters, but have drastic similarities and differences. Ebenezer Scrooge and George Bailey are best compared by their outlook on life, time spent with the spirits, and each character’s transformation in the story.
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable