The Christmas Carol is a great and popular story, people have made movies and plays about it, though the play can be more accurate. The movies can be very accurate to the actual story. Although it is not a very long play there are many different things going on. The story overall has a great message to it. As in, never say that Christmas lame or not worth it. The play and the movie are both different,but similar, in ways like characters, settings, and plots.
At the beginning of A Christmas Carol,Scrooge is mean,selfish,and greedy.He is mean, because on pg.9, he never donates to the poor,and he always yells at little kids.Scrooge is also selfish because on pg.12, he never pays a day wages for no work.They say “it's a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of december!”Also,another word is he is greedy,on pg.17, says he is caustic and cold as ever and never gave anything to anyone.He said “what do you want with me.”Scrooge changes from these traits through his experience with the ghost of the past,present,and future.
In the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits, past, present, and future. When the spirits take Scrooge to the past present and future, Scrooge undergoes a major transformation Dickens demonstrates this by showing that Scrooge changed from a lonely, greedy man, that didn’t like Christmas and dislike people to a generous man that likes Christmas and was more accepting of other people. Dickens shows this change through Scrooge’s actions while traveling through time with the spirits.
After visits from three ghosts, The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist in the novella, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is changed for the better. Each ghost makes an impact on him in several ways. The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge influential scenes from his younger days. After this, The Ghost of Christmas Present shows the mean old man what people who are part of his life are doing on Christmas Eve. Lastly, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come leads Scrooge to a future Christmas. All these spirits had the power to change Scrooge by using memory, compassion,
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world” was once said by Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister who focused towards ‘positive thinking’. The quote itself says that if you make certain decisions, then everything around you could change. This is significant to Ebenezer Scrooge in the play, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, in the beginning, Scrooge was an elderly, rude, and greedy man with a love for large amounts of money who cares about nothing but himself. For example, a kind gentleman asks Scrooge to donate money and help the poor. Instead of kindly donating, he spits out a crude and evil response saying “Let them die, and they better do it quick to decrease the surplus population” and “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” referring to how the workhouses/prisons could be the poor’s ‘home’. However, at the end of the play, with the help of three spirits and his dead business partner, he changed into a caring, energetic man with a love for
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.
“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his ways straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness”(Prov. 11:5). The story, “A Christmas Carol”, is about a cold-hearted man named Scrooge who transforms himself into a jolly, kind man when three Ghosts teach Scrooge about the spirit of Christmas. In the story, Charles Dickens illustrates the theme of how no one is past redemption through the transformation of Scrooge’s personality by the lessons of the Spirits.
Have you ever regretted something you’ve done in the past? Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and Jimmy Valentine from A Retrieved Reformation both have made poor decisions, and they later regret them. Scrooge is a greedy miser who doesn’t care about the needy, but later meets the three apparitions of Christmas and changes, saving Tiny Tim. Jimmy is an elite safecracker who has been to jail many times, and after seeing Annabel Adams, tries to change his ways. The story A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens and the story A Retrieved Reformation written by O’Henry use dynamic characters and interesting events to illustrate the theme: “pay attention to the events that happen around you, as they can impact you and make you a better
How can a character overcome selfishness and transition into a compassionate character? Emotionally, Scrooge has transitioned from a selfish to a compassionate character. In the novel, A Christmas Carol, by Dickens, overcoming selfishness and transitioning into a compassionate character is illustrated in the theme.
“I will honour christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”-scrooge. In the play a Christmas Carol the main character Ebenezer Scrooge has had some life changing events when he learned to loved christmas again. He changed from a grouchie, mean and unsociable old man to a nice loving kind geyser. Let me share with you how Scrooge has changed from these three things.
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim” says Vicki Harrison, the author of Dressed to Thrill. Learning to swim is something that almost everyone can achieve. Just like swimming in the ocean, no matter how overwhelming it can become, everyone can learn to cope with their grief. For the main character, however, he strives to take on his grief without learning to swim. Throughout the story, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him realize that he needs to change how he acts toward himself and other people. The ghost of Christmas Past shows the readers that Scrooge has lost three women whether it was by death or abandonment and that is why he is bad-tempered and grumpy. His way of coping with his feelings is making everyone else around him feel worse. In A Christmas Carol, the loss of women that Scrooge loves negatively impacts his personality throughout his life.
When people are asked to name some of the classic Christmas movies, they are quick to say movies such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), but they forget to mention the dismal, chilling The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). But why is that, doesn’t Tim Burton still show the joy that Christmas brings, but in a slightly new perspective? Aren’t The Nightmare Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas quite similar depictions of how some may deal with the “Christmas blues”? The Nightmare Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas both originated as poems with rhythms similar to most Christmas poems. Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss both portray the cliché themes
The industrial revolution woke up the sense of humanity in people, yet at the same time It turned it off. To begin with, from the year 1819 through 1901, Great Britain was beginning to face an all new era called the Victorian Era. In fact, this era was named like that, because of queen Victoria. Also, this era was very important because it introduced medical advances, scientific knowledge, and technological knowledge that helped increase work efficiency. However, not all the things that occurred were great. One of the things that were very outrageous, were the working conditions of the employees. As a matter of fact, there were writers, like Charles Dickens with “A Christmas Carol”, Benjamin Disraeli with “Sybil”, and Elizabeth Gaskell with
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.
In the novel Christmas Carol Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him his bad ways. In the movie Scrooge states, "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if preserved in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it thus with what you show." This means what you do or have done affects the future. If you change the future will change too.