and we see witness how his covetousness first became. When Ebenezer visits the past, we see that he was engaged to a woman named Belle. Easily, we are able to establish that this was the happiest point of Scrooge’s life. That is, before he came across the true love of his life, money. While he was with Belle, he began gaining wealth and eventually, a seed of greed rooted itself into his heart.
Moreover, since the restaurant is frequented by superior visitors such as Gatsby, Wolfsheim, Tom and the police commissioner, the restaurant is established as a social gathering place for the wealthy people of the upper hierarchy. The movie exaggerates the restaurant as a place only known by the people of higher classes, and because it is a place used exclusively for the rich to party, the restaurant itself symbolizes the physical barrier that separates people by their wealth and class. Besides the restaurant, social stratification is also demonstrated through the interior of Myrtle’s apartment. The book provides a short and brief description of Myrtle’s apartment : “the living-room was crowded to the doors with a set of tapestried furniture entirely too large for it”, portraying it as no more than an ordinary living room. However, in the movie, the apartment is elaborately decorated in scarlet red and
The third husband of Janie, Tea Cake, is very dedicated and in love with Janie. Similar to Jody, he gets very sick and dies because he saved Janie. His goals were to be with Janie and to provide for her, but isn’t able to do so. In the second novel, The Great Gatsby, the character Gatsby is very ambitious. His goal was to reconnect with the
Daisy, as an upper class and elegant girl, and almost unreachable for Gatsby, was a part of his American Dream. But he never realized that his love for Daisy is actually his own obsession of reaching his dream that he planed when he was young. His little disappointment after he
I also think that scrooges sister dying has a great effect on how his life went down hill. The ghost of Christmas present represents charity, empathy, and the Christmas spirit; the ghost of Christmas present is a large man who shows scrooge the importance of how other people celebrate Christmas and he takes scrooge through the along the bustling city on Christmas morning, that is when goes to the home of Mr.Cratchit where he sees that even though he’s going throughstruggles of money he still is thankful for what he had even though it wasn’t very
After he got home they went to a get together with their friends and he fell in love with a woman named Alice, and got engaged eventually she made him choose between her or his money and of course he chose the money. Before his sister died after giving birth he got upset and left before he could hear that his sister wanted him to take care of her son.
Even though Bob had a very low wage, he and his family were happy. I think that Dickens was trying to encourage all of the people who lived in poverty to try and do their best to be happy. A cultural relationship that influenced the story was family. Many of the main families
In the passage, Scrooge replies to the ghost of Christmas past that the money value of the Christmas party is not equivalent to the sense of gratitude received as “the happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.” This signifies a sense of remorse in Scrooge for how he treats his employee in contrast with how he was treated. The character of Fezziweg and the praise he received is the initial factor that encourages Scrooge to redeem himself as a man. In the fourth stave, his first action that marks his transformation is the purchase of the turkey for the Cratchit family, followed by giving Cratchit a raise. Scrooge is mirroring Fezziweg as a
The whole story was about Jay Gatsby, a motivated man whose life goal was about reviving his love with Daisy. When talking about her he announced, “When I first met her I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there’d be room for her to stay” (Fitzgerald 64). With that, his American Dream was all about her and one day making it possible for them to be together. The first struggle of this was Daisy was only involved in things for the money. This meant if Gatsby really loved her, he must make something out of himself before he could pursue her once again.
After the shadows he was shown he realized the error of his ways and planned to change back in his reality. Therefore Scrooge’s reality was changed and made him be more appreciative of his family, made him care more for the poor, and made him want to spread Christmas cheer and happiness. Scrooge’s past experience with with his sister coming to pick him up from his school affected who he became in the present by making him realize he should spend more time with his nephew. “‘Always a delicate creature, whom a breath might have withered,’ said the Ghost.
As one of seven children, bell hook was taught that money and possessions did not make her a better person that hard-work and determination
Scrooge was the character that was always grumpy. He looked like a mean, miserable old man That hates the world. Scrooge was also a man who hated any happiness. He doesn't like Christmas until Three Ghosts shows him what he has done wrong.
Greed: One of the 7 deadly sins, the constant lust for more, and the downfall for many men. Greed is the topic of countless novels, poems, and films. Greed is present in our everyday lives as we are constantly searching for more and more things in hopes of finally becoming content. As we all know, greed will only make you more greedy. The more money we save, the more power we seek, the more materials we consume, the more we will want.
A Christmas Carol is mainly about a old man named Ebenezer Scrooge who once had a partner named Jacob Marley, but after Marley died, Scrooge started to hate Christmas and was mean to everyone. One night, Scrooge saw Marley in his room and Marley said that Scrooge will be visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Finally, at the end Scrooge became nice and caring to prevent Tiny Tim (Scrooge’s worker, Mr. Cratchit, son) from dying, himself from dying, and the whole town becoming dark and dreadful. A Christmas Carol is a really good movie and book. Also, it gives you a sad, happy, and a scary mood.