Examples Of Scrooge's Transformation In A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a fun, and intense story of past, present, and future through the eyes of a hateful old man. With the visions of his life, he sees how he has been, and how he must help himself, to clear his karma. With the obscure clothing and living conditions of the time era, it’s easy to feel as though you are part of the story yourself. By analyzing the themes in Dickens' A Christmas Carol: childhood innocence, social justice, and Scrooge's transformation; it becomes clear that Scrooge has a lot to deal with many problems before his death, and see how he must fix what he has done before his passing. The first theme is social justice, for example, “… the ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses were wretched;the…show more content…
The bells ceased as they had begun, together. They were succeeded by a clanking noise deep down below; as if some person were dragging a heavy chain every chain over the casks in the wine-merchant’s cellar. Scrooge then remembered to have heard the ghosts in haunted houses were described as dragging chains” (10-11). The chains represent the wrong he has done, and how he is realizing how long he had grown his chain.He is transforming into a man that realizes how much he has done and how much he must right before his death. “I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. My life tends that way now” (56). This shows him finally realizing that all the horrible things that were being said and done were for himself, and how it made himself very sad. It has direct characterization because it shows the author using Scrooge as a narrator, and how he is finally realizing everything was about…show more content…
Many of the people of the victorian era had to deal with social injustices and Scrooge’s decisions did not help the people in the poorer places with his career. Many people today still do not get the social justice they deserve, but it is not nearly as severe as it used to be. People in the victorian era, if not able to pay there taxes, and bills, could get put in debtors prisons, which, although does not happen today, people can still get their homes, and belongings taken away if they cannot pay their taxes, and bills. Charles Dickens did a good job of showing the injustices of the era. He was very effective in explaining how people's lives were less put together in the victorian era, and how their living conditions were so different than today. People appreciate Dickens work today because A Christmas Carol is a very fun, and exciting story to read, especially around Christmas time, to show people to be grateful for what they have, and keep in mind what they have, and how similar Christmas has been since the Victorian era. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a fun, yet intense story of the past, present, and future of a rich, bitter old man, and how he must see what he has done wrong, and what he must fix. With the visions of his life, he sees how he has been,

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