“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. 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.
A Christmas Carol has many themes, however, one stands out from the others. “What goes around comes around” appears to be a big part of this story, and is very important. The main character, Scrooge, goes on a journey, looking at his past, present, and future. Scrooge sees how he’s affected others, from their point of view. The theme, “What goes around comes around”, fits in with this because, Scrooge witnesses how his actions have affected others.
In the beginning with Christmas Past the spirit showed him various memories to show him he has to change. For instance, Christmas Past show Scrooge a memory with his old mentor. The spirit showed him this hoping he is shown how he was treated and having him realize how he is so cruel to his employees. Scrooge sees Mr. Fezziwig in the memory Scrooge realizes that that is the type of boss he wants to be. ”No, no.
Instead of finding time to be with his family and friends, he aims to make more money for himself and he shares it with no one. Scrooge denies giving any money to help the poor because it does him no good. Additionally, he whis family. Scrooge only gives his money away only when it is required, such as paying his employee. However, he will only give the smallest amount.
Mikayla Moore A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol begins with Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist. Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, passes away from unknown causes on Christmas Eve. This event, along with many other unfortunate events that took place around Christmas resulted in Scrooge hating the Christmas season. On Christmas Eve, seven years later, Scrooge was sitting in his bedroom by the fireplace when the bells on his door began violently ringing. Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the close door.
The Christmas Carol is a story that was later created into a movie. It was originally written by Charles Dickens. He created The Christmas Carol to show that greed is wrong and to tell the people what Christmas truly is. The characters in this story are Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Fred(Nephew), Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the three spirits of Christmas( Past, Present, and Future). In this story Scrooge learns how to be a good person and what Christmas is all about.
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is very secluded and far from happy. He declines going to eat with his nephew and when the two men walk into his shop scrooge doesn’t donate to those in need. Later on during the first chapter, he is greeted by the ghost of his partner, Jacob Marley, and is told about what will happen to him. The things that will happen to him are because of his greedy and materialistic nature, a prime example of the theme, money can’t buy happiness. Moving on, we will go further into the book.
The whole point of the spirit’s visit was to use the final blow on Scrooge’s Arctic organs and give him a few more scenarios of what happens in the possible future. Finally, Scrooge learns that being a good person can affect everything around him. Scrooge wakes, relieved, and
Only his hands are visible under his garment. Since he has not been fully created based on Scrooge’s decisions he can't talk and only Scrooge was able to see his face. The Future, Responding by his actions is the way he communicates. Also he shows Scrooge what will happen in the future if he does not change. The intent of the Ghost of Christmas Future was to petrify Scrooge to change.
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.