The Challenges Of Adversity In Characters In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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Adversity. A condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress. Adversity in most conditions is viewed as events that should never happen. Adversity is the struggles of the poor and the homeless. Adversity is a hurricane and a tsunami destroying lives and homes. Adversity is, however, beautiful. Not satisfactory, not enjoyable, but beautiful. In the face of adversity, many people tend to develop their character by developing new skills, making themselves stronger, and by becoming more understanding and compassionate. They take something terrible and use it to make them better. Adversity develops character by helping develop skills that may not have been necessary if they had not gone through hardships. In the late 19th century during the Industrial Revolution, the increased demand for manufactured products and consequently the increase of new jobs, as well as the allure of the city, led many families to move to the large overcrowded cities. As they moved to these cities, it often was a time of trial and adversity due to small houses or tenements, low income…show more content…
In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol the main character, a grumpy old man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't care about the people who work for him as long as he is rich. On Christmas Eve,after he is mean to the poor people who work for him, he is visited by three ghosts. Through this adversity, he learns the truth about himself that he is a selfish and mean man to others. Afterwards he is more empathetic towards the poor and is more willing to help them because he realized that he didn't have a bad life compared to that of others. This directly relates to adversity in a person's life. When people go through trials and adversity, they become more compassionate to those going through trials because they understand how hard it can be to go through adversity in their
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