Scrooge in "The Christmas Carol" shows how much he hates Christmas, and everyone he works with to change to a happy person with the help of others. Scrooge emphasizes, "What a fine day fellow... An Intelligent boy, a remarkable boy. " This is a critical part of this novel because this shows Scrooge overcame his dislike of Christmas and his entire disliking of people. Instead of rudely gesturing to people, he is now starting to act nicer, and more mature.
A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens is a cautionary tale where the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, changes from a grumpy, reclusive man into a happy and appreciative. His old business partner, Marley, visited Scrooge and informed him that three spirits would visit him. The three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come helped Scrooge realize how cruel he is and transforms him into a cheerful man. A Christmas Carol takes place in London, England during the joyous Christmas season in the Victorian Era (1840s). Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold, mean-spirited and miserly man who is the owner of a London counting-house.
Some similarities between “A Christmas Carol” and “A Retrieved Reformation” are the fact that both the characters change for the better by the end of the story, and that they were both influenced by other characters in the story. In “A Christmas Carol”, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits. These spirits show Ebenezer his past, present, and future. Scrooge regrets decisions he made in the past, is disturbed by the events that are happening in the present right under his nose, and is shocked by the events of the future. All of these different events touch Scrooge in a way nothing else ever had.
Early in the beginning of the film, Scrooge does not approve of singing carolers because they sang about Christmas. The audience could have interpreted the songs as Christian songs. Although their singing wasn’t appreciated by everybody they meant no harm nor did they want to harass or disturb anyone. Ironically in this time of industrialization, certain religious groups were still judge or targeted and still influenced many common lives. Christmas back then, like today, was noted a very important holiday that most celebrated.
The second story is called How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It has to do with a “Who” who is very mean, and the whole town, except one girl, hates him. It is very similar to A Christmas Carol, when it comes to the main character. Both of their societies sort of reject them, and they are very nasty people.
The critical school I chose to write my analysis about is Marxist. When reading, “The Who Grinch Stole Christmas” the main principals showing are social and economic equality. In this story, The Grinch would represent the lower class that cannot afford to celebrate and The Who’s represent the higher class who can afford to celebrate Christmas, with presents and food. "They'd rush for their toys!” "young and old, would sit down to a feast" (Geisel, 1957).
Once Christmas Present got his point across, Scrooge then feels the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Future, the only spirit who does not speak, and is the one who makes the most difference is Scrooge’s life. The Future in the film also takes Scrooge to his pitiful, lonely grave. He makes the promise to honor Christmas all year and to be kind (Video 1984) Scrooge is taken home and wakes up to find it is Christmas morning. He also buys a huge turkey for the Cratchits in the movie and lives up to his word as
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 use of humor to alleviate the dull reality of life is used in Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which supports the idea that one's own humor creates happiness in others and relieves stress much like in the critically acclaimed Christmas classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Humor is used by Ken Kesey very prominently especially when the patients do not seem to have the ability to laugh at anything nor find anything funny. The patients live a very dull life in which they repeat their monotonous cycle of life in the ward. They no longer have known what it is like in the norm because of the Big Nurse wears them down with the oppressive nature of the Combine.
both film and play show scenes with people selling, buying, and trading his old possessions. Scrooge realizes that if he doesn’t change his ways, he is going to end up like his selfish, greedy business partner, Jacob Marley, unloved, uncared for, and forgotten. When Scrooge awakes from his night of horrors, he immediately sends someone to buy the largest turkey for the Cratchit household, gives a hearty donation to a charity, and attends his nephew's Christmas party, in an attempt to reconcile with everybody to save his spirit. Both versions show Scrooge as a heartless man who cannot see his wrongdoings, but after a visit from his old business partner and a couple spirits, he finally learns a valuable lesson that teaches us
People enjoy the story of Santa Clause, because it makes them feel good. Putting “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” right next to each other allows for that connection of the jolliness of Santa Clause and the desolation of the
‘Twelve Angry Men’ written by Reginald Rose, is based on the story of a jury who have to come together to determine the fate of a young boy accused to have murdered his own father. Initially, eleven of the jurors vote not guilty with one of the juror being uncertain of the evidence put before them. As the men argue over the different pieces of evidence, the insanity begins to make sense and the decision becomes clearer as they vote several other times. Rose creates drama and tension in the jury room, clearly exploring through the many issues of prejudice, integrity and compassion, in gaining true justice towards the accused victim. These aspects have been revealed through three character who are Juror 10, Juror 8 and Juror 3.
In the book Miracle On 49th Street, the author Mike Lupica devolves the theme to trust in what you believe. The conflict in the story is when Molly Parker’s mother dies, before Molly’s mother died she told Molly that her father was Josh Cameron. Molly tracks down Josh and confronts him that she is his daughter. The last thing pro basketball superstar Josh Cameron thinks he want or need is a twelve year old daughter he never knew about. Josh struggles to trust what he believes and what people are telling him to believe.