Compare And Contrast Essay On A Christmas Carol

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Comparing Christmases In the book, A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is a crabby, bad-tempered old man. He never does anything for Christmas, as he believes that there is nothing to be happy about. All Scrooge cares about is money. In the past, his fiancé left him because she felt as if money had taken her place in Scrooge’s heart. Scrooge does not go to parties, give gifts, or have dinner with his family. Scrooge and I have experienced different Christmases from each other, but if looked at closely, there are some similarities. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge into the past to relive some of his forgotten Christmases. In one memory, the Ghost and Scrooge visit a vacant school. Young Scrooge is sitting all alone by a dying hearth reading a book. The juvenile child sits all alone on Christmas Day. “ ‘The school is not quite deserted,’ said the Ghost. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still’ ” (Dickens 33). Scrooge is overwhelmed with emotion and sobs, for his past self is …show more content…

I make sure I spend time with my friends and family. Recently, every Christmas I do a gift exchange with my friends. We all go shopping, and then return to someone’s house to exchange presents. We bake cookies and watch Christmas movies too. I visit my grandparents and cousins over Christmas break also. Spending time with family and friends is really important to me. Unlike Scrooge, I care for my loved ones. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge views himself going to a Christmas party hosted by his old boss, Mr. Fezziwig. “In they all came, one after another; some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, some pushing, some pulling; in they all came, anyhow and everyhow” (Dickens 41). At this party, everyone is dancing and having a grand time. There is food, dancing, and a person playing a fiddle. Scrooge is enjoying himself. This is one similarity that I share with Scrooge, we attend Christmas parties and have a good

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