In A Christmas Carol, Charles dickens relates themes of Christmas, loneliness and Family, to the overall Theme of Compassion. The book is set during the time of Christmas to symbolize generosity, selflessness and love. While it looks at the world from the eyes of an old, rich, grumpy man, whom is the exact opposite, and has yet to understand what it means to care for others. Dickens uses this character of Scrooge, to symbolize greed, selfishness and hatred that is found in a person and in a society. While he introduces other characters to represent the good that has surrounds him.
The play, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Israel Horovitz from Charles Dickens’ tale is about a selfish, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge that encounters visitations from spirits. The locations the spirits take him to display powerful messages that impact the transformation in his character eventually. Towards the end, Scrooge becomes a more kinder, generous person. “A Christmas Carol” evidently shows that even when life is at its most difficult, there are always ways to find peace and happiness. The beginning of the story occurs the day before Christmas (December 24) in Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s clerk, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s office in London, England.
He was very effective in explaining how people's lives were less put together in the victorian era, and how their living conditions were so different than today. People appreciate Dickens work today because A Christmas Carol is a very fun, and exciting story to read, especially around Christmas time, to show people to be grateful for what they have, and keep in mind what they have, and how similar Christmas has been since the Victorian era. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a fun, yet intense story of the past, present, and future of a rich, bitter old man, and how he must see what he has done wrong, and what he must fix. With the visions of his life, he sees how he has been,
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was written to show the impact an individual, even the dead, can have on others. Ghost of Christmas Past is the first spirit to
The staves in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol emphasize the passage of time and process of transformation. Stave Two takes Scoorge to Christmas past, in which Scrooge observes himself as a child and the people of his past. Dickens emphasizes in stave two that the state of a child matters very much of what the child will become. In the passage on page 1395 Scrooge revisits a Christmas party hosted by his former boss, Fezziweg. In this passage, strategies of characterization create a distinction between Fezziweg as a boss and his relationship with his employees in comparison with Scrooge as a boss and his relationship with Cratchit.
Gatsby’s parties are luxurious, glamorous, and over the top. The author, in many of the descriptions of the party uses the color gold. Fitzgerald writes, “…turkeys bewitched to a dark gold” (1). The turkey’s golden color is symbolic of the money that the class had. The turkey, which was a fancy meal served in an extravagant buffet, displayed
One song that relates to the theme of Past, Present and Future: The Threat of Time, is Summertime’s End by Weather. This song is about regrets of the past but has a positive outlook of the future. Lyrics of the song include “I’m sorry I did wrong” showing regret of something he did in the past. This relates to the theme because it shows how someone can show regret from past decisions (the threat of time). Scrooge feels this when he visits past Christmases with the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Life’s gift In O. Henry’s “The Gift of The Magi” his warm, comforting tone and descriptive style keeps the audience captivated until the end without losing the essence of the story, which revolves around love and sacrifice. This story is about the struggles of a poor, young couple on Christmas Eve and how they overcome it with love. The author’s description of the couple’s life gives a clear picture of their status and financial struggle. When the author mentions the eight-dollar rent for the apartment, the old battered couch, and the electric bell that does not work, he indicates that the couple is poor. The mistress of the household is trying to decide what to buy for her husband, Jim, with the money she has.
As they proceed into Gatsby 's house, Jay shows off all of his wealth to Daisy. Once they reach his personal and extensive wardrobe Daisy says, “ They’re such beautiful shirts” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before” (111). This poses significance because Daisy finds herself physically overwhelmed with the pure wealth and beauty of all of the money Gatsby now has. This reaction is strange because it is though that Daisy would have cried tears of joy that Gatsby is now back while she was at Nick’s house for tea and not over his materialistic objects in his home.
To put this into perspective, Judith Woods from the Telegraph in her quippy but interesting article rhetorically asks readers; “Do you go for a Norway spruce or Homebase artificial? Elizabethan-style cinnamon stick bundles, or drifts of tinsel?” (2006). What is meant by this is that Christmas is a yearly experience that varies for people of different socio-economic classes due to the consumerism and commercialism bundled up in the event. This theme of socio-economic classes during Christmas is echoed perfectly by Charles Dickens’ aforementioned novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ which showed the rich living in extreme comfort and dining on impeccable dishes whilst the impoverished lived in atrocious conditions in workhouses. Of course, this idea was emphasised by the novel, but in reality, the idea still exists albeit to a lesser extent.
In the reading "The Rich Are Different from You and Me," Chrystia Freeland explains the increase of income inequality in wealthy people vs. People under the wealthy in of our society, which wealthy people are about 10 percent of the population and the people under the wealthy is about 90 percent of the population (Pg.52). In the reading it talks about how the wealthy people are overweening ahead of everyone else in our society. The reading shows statistics of growth presented between the wealthiest and the general society and how the wealthiest people in our society are separating their selves from more and more from the general society and are getting ahead of everyone else. Freeland believed that wealthiest people of today started out in
"A Christmas Carol" is a story about a very poor family with a and a very selfish and unbelieving store owner, Ebenezer Scrooge. It was written by Charles Dickens in September of 1843 and published in December of 1843. It is still very popular today. "A Christmas Carol" is a ghost story. It shows the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and the Future.
One was the world’s richest man during this time period John Jacob Astor. The President of the Grand, Charles H. Hays, was a famous person who was interested to go on the Titanic’s voyage (Kupperberg 17). The first class passenger’s luxurious state rooms displayed four parlor suites and two wardrobe rooms (Lynch 57). There was an approximate of 329 first class passengers on board. Some benefits that first passengers had over the other classes was that they were waited on by maids and had personal servants helping clean their luxurious rooms.