In the book A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge’s look on charity for the poor is that he has his own business and that he should not get into other people 's business, meaning that he thinks that the city would be better off without all of the poor people, and that all the less fortunate people can either work at union house or live in debtors prison.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his dead body: ’plundered and bereft; unwatched, unwept, uncared for’. This suggests that Scrooge is disliked while is alive but also while he is dead. This is proved as his grave showed no signs of care, no flowers or no sense of grief but left alone, rejected. Another example being the fact that a business man would only go to his funeral ‘’if a lunch is provided’’. This reinforces the fact that no one liked or cared about him. This gives Scrooge and incentive to change as he sees what outcome his selfish and miserable life brings. Furthermore, the thieves who steal his belongings are uncaring and more interested in profit. They mirror Scrooge’s own obsession with wealth. This makes understand how he acts through the acts of other people. Scrooge is shown the outcome of his life which gives him a motive to
Scrooge was the character that was always grumpy. He looked like a mean, miserable old man
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 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
“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 first he was a inconsiderable selfish person. For example when the gentleman visitor can he only was worried if his operation was stopped I knew this when he said “from what you said, I was afraid someone had stopped its operation. When his nephew Fred can over to ask him to come to Christmas dinner, Scrooge said “I’ll dine alone.” This implies that scrooge doesn’t like to spend time with his nephew. Ebenezer Scrooge is acting like a
Scrooge’s first visit with The Ghost of Christmas Past is to see his younger self when he was just a boy. Upon seeing his old childhood town, he started to cry, with which he dismissed his tear as being “a pimple”. They visited the school he used to attend, and Scrooge, knowing that “a solitary child”, being himself, “is left there still”, started sobbing. He saw himself as a boy, and “he said, in pity for his former self, “Poor boy!” and cried again”.
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.
Events from the past can influence people to change their life for the better. Influence from anyone and anything can definitely affect you. Chances are, if you have done atrocious things, you probably want to try and do some good. This the case for the main characters in the stories “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “A Retrieved Reformation” by O’ Harey. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, grumpy man who hates Christmas and really anything that involves joy. One night, when three spirits come to him to inform him about the past, present, and future, he decides to turn his life around and change for the better. Jimmy Valentine is a safe cracker who moves to a new town. Once he meets a girl name Annabel, he decides to literally change his
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.
Greed is a trait nobody should have and one man’s life was ruined by it.“Bah Humbug!”is a famous quote from the astounding play, A Christmas Carol the story of a rich, old, mean man named Ebenezer Scrooge whose life was turned around. The play was later copied in a movie in 1984 and the movie shows many similarities and differences to the play. Most of the similarities and differences appear when the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit him and change his life for the better. After scrooge sees his dead body with nobody caring about it. He is then Humbled and changes his life as he then does good deeds and is a happy and kind man.
They both provided the same message, show love to others, and don’t forget the Christmas spirit. I enjoyed both versions and their true message.
Looking from the start of "A Christmas Carol", which I will call from now on "the book", Scrooge is described in the worst way a human could be described. Dickens' fantastic descriptions drew an image of a sharp, misanthropic, covetous old miser. His greed for wealth and his superb selfishness made him stand out like a goose in a queue of ducks compared to the charity men's benevolence and his comely nephew's good heart. as "the book" describes, Scrooge is a "tightfisted hand at the grindstone...hard and sharp as flint, solitary as an oyster."(page 12), highlighting his selfishness and hostility. But a genius like Charles will never write a book illustrating and ONLY illustrating the specks on a miser's soul, therefore at the end of stave one,
Have you ever wondered if someone can change overnight? In this book Scrooge changed very rapidly with the ghost appearing and changing him completely . In the beginning of the story Scrooge was hateful and in the end he was very loving. But once he started to change he changed very rapidly. When the ghosts started coming he started changing , each time one ghost came he changed little by little . In the book “ a christmas carol “ by charles dickens , the theme is influenced by the process of change by scrooge 's character , and the ways he changed through the ghost 's appearance in the story.