What Is Greed In A Christmas Carol

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Greed is an excessive or rapacious desire, especially for wealth or possessions (dictionary.com). The word “greedy” perfectly describes Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge in the movie and play of A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens. Greed can be caused by a countless amount of things. It can be called almost a disease. It is terrible thing that can corrupt even the best of people. It can lead to severe consequences if the greedy person doesn’t change for the better. To stop being greedy, sometimes, the appropriate measure could be almost flipping their lifestyle upside down. While the movie and play of A Christmas Carol are very similar, there are several differences.
In the play, A Christmas Carol, the story develops throughout the drama . Throughout the whole drama, Jacob Marley is narrating. Mr. Scrooge is rich, yet he still wants more money. The man working at his business, Bob Cratchit, is a very poor
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The movie starts with Scrooge insulting Bob Cratchit. When he goes home, he is visited by Jacob Marley, who tells him to change (Video 1984). Marley then warns that he will be visited by three spirits. Scrooge sleeps, but is awakened at 1 o’clock in the morning by the first ghost, Christmas Past, who takes him on a journey through his childhood and young adulthood. He again sleeps, but is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present, who takes Scrooge to his employee’s home and to his nephew’s house. Once Christmas Present got his point across, Scrooge then feels the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Future, the only spirit who does not speak, and is the one who makes the most difference is Scrooge’s life. The Future in the film also takes Scrooge to his pitiful, lonely grave. He makes the promise to honor Christmas all year and to be kind (Video 1984) Scrooge is taken home and wakes up to find it is Christmas morning. He also buys a huge turkey for the Cratchits in the movie and lives up to his word as
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