The novel “A Christmas Carol” takes place in a poor section of London, England during the Industrial revolutions (1800’s). The main character is Ebenezer Scrooge. He is a hard-hearted business man that hates Christmas. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner Jacob Marley that now wears a heavy chain for thinking only of making money instead of helping others around him. Marley warns Scrooge that he’s heading the same direction and will be given a chance to avoid it. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three spirits on the next day.
If there is fire in this tale of Christmas, there is water nearby; everything exists with a polar opposite. The spirits, while all aiming to accomplish the same goal, literally and figuratively show Scrooge both the good and the bad; the light and the dark. The first spirit is described as a “clear jet of light” which made everything “visible” (30). The spirit who is there to show him his past joyous Christmases, is also literally lighting the way. The third spirit is contrary to the first, being a source of darkness and fear. When meeting the spirit Scrooge felt its mere presence and was taken aback as he “bent down upon
A Christmas Carol is a classical story that Charles Dickens writes. The reader may have heard of this classic at some point in their lives because of the wide popularity it gained from all the films, plays and parodies that people created based on the story. The author sets the story in 1843 on a very chilly night of Christmas Eve with the main protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge, an ignorant and greedy man who excludes himself from the rest of his community and couldn’t care less about anyone or anything in exception of his money and business. On this cold and frigid night the ghost of Scrooge’s deceased business partner Jacob Marley pays a visit to warn Scrooge in advance about three ghosts: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future who
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone.
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.
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.” (Dickens 6.3). After that, someone guessed “It’s your Uncle Scrooge!” (Dickens, 6.3). When everyone laughed, Scrooge began to feel very sad that people were making fun of him for the way he acted. At that point, Scrooge knew that he needed to make a major change in his
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
A Christmas Carol is full of many twists and turns, and has been written in many different versions. Writers have taken artistic liberties and have added or taken away to the beloved Christmas story to make it their own. No two versions are going to be exactly similar, and most definitely are going to have many differences.
At 1:00 a.m. the night before Christmas, Scrooge was visited by the ghost of Christmases before. This ghost showed scrooge how happy he was then. The ghost also showed him where he started to go in the wrong direction. Later that night at 2:00 a.m., the ghost of Christmas present showed scrooge how Christmas would go that morning. The employee for Scrooge had a very sick son and would not make it much longer and Scrooge did not realize how bad he was until the ghost showed him. Lastly, Scrooge was visited by an evil looking ghost. This ghost showed Scrooge his future. In the future scrooge had died and everyone was happy about his
In the movie The Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits. Scrooge did not like Christmas because his partner died on Christmas eve. This caused him to hate Christmas, and become a cold, hearted person. His last visit effected him in an emotional way. It changed the way he looks at the world, and has emotions for the people around him.
In conclusion, all the three ghost are really important to reform Scrooge’s attitude. They try to show him the mistake in the past, present, and how it effect to his future. In my opinion, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the most important spirits that definitely has the greatest effect which caused Scrooge to find out the effect of his mistake in the future since the ghost show him his isolated graveyard. At the end of the story, Scrooge has been returned to the day of Christmas Eve. Scrooge changed himself to be liberal person and enjoy everything like everyone
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim” says Vicki Harrison, the author of Dressed to Thrill. Learning to swim is something that almost everyone can achieve. Just like swimming in the ocean, no matter how overwhelming it can become, everyone can learn to cope with their grief. For the main character, however, he strives to take on his grief without learning to swim. Throughout the story, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him realize that he needs to change how he acts toward himself and other people. The ghost of Christmas Past shows the readers that Scrooge has lost three women whether it was by death or abandonment and that is why he is bad-tempered and grumpy. His way of coping with his feelings is making everyone else around him feel worse. In A Christmas Carol, the loss of women that Scrooge loves negatively impacts his personality throughout his life.
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable