More importantly, we are shown how Scrooge’s love for money has stripped him of his love for his family and his appreciation for the world. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the theme of greed is explored. The first time we are exposed to greed is when Ebenezer refuses to give his long-term clerk Bob Cratchit Christmas Day off to spend with his family, specifically his disabled son Tiny Tim. He proves himself to be a penny-pincher as he pays his clerk a very insubstantial wage and insists that Bob is trying to rob him of his money by requesting the one day off of the year. Along with this, despite noticing how numbingly cold it is inside his office, Ebenezer Scrooge does not grant his employee the gift of warmth.
“Lottery in June, Corn be heavy soon,” says Old Man Warner; Witches were commonly stoned to death because they ‘caused’ bad harvests in the time that “The Lottery” took place. Everyone that goes to Shirley Jackson’s lottery seems to have forgotten the meaning behind it. Many other ceremonies also have forgotten meanings. Christmas is one of these ceremonies that seems to have lost its original meaning. Most people think Christmas is just a reason to give and get presents.
Scrooge also exhibits immorality by his unkindness towards other people. While everyone awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, Ebenezer thinks that it is all a "humbug", berating the cheerful streets of London for their views. Children do not ask Scrooge for the time, no beggars implore him for spare change, and no one stops to say hello. His unkind reputation does not allow anyone to try to talk to him. Scrooge scares many people away as he brings darkness to the bright and cheerful streets.
To take case in point, this novel is about a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, that was a selfish and self-centered person. He owned a business with Jacob Marley and then Marley died. He was always angry and didn't bond with his family members. Indeed, Fred; his nephew, invited him to a Christmas dinner and he refused as a result. By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money.
No one was known to dislike kids more than Ebenezer Scrooge. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge was always negative. Around Christmas time, especially, Scrooge disliked children. Then, Scrooge was visited by three spirits: past, present, and future. As these spirits showed Scrooge events, Scrooge started seeing life in a different perspective.
The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future(Dickens 9,10). As Marly leaves and the ghost of christmas past comes, Scrooge at first is very frightened. The ghost then tells scrooge to touch her robe and they magically travel to the old past when they see Scrooge as a young school boy where they can see how Ebenezer’s father really hated him because his wife died giving birth to him. Now Scrooge’s dad blames him for it(Dickens 13,14,15). The spirit next takes him to his teenage years where scrooge sees himself as a young happy and poor boy at a dance party with his long time girlfriend.
Tiny Tim Bob's son is crippled and will not have long to live. Scrooge starts to fell bad but not bad enough to give Bob a Christmas raise. Bob's wife Mrs.Crachit starts getting furious because they would not have enough of money to buy everyone everything they
The minute I took out the recipe book to make the Christmas cookies, I knew it would be a disaster. I had never been good at baking. I couldn’t even use the oven without making the smoke alarms blare. Everything I had ever baked had tasted awful or wasn’t edible. There had been burned brownies, chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips, and banna bread that never rose.
A person's individuality makes life more fascinating. Jerry Renault, in the novel The Chocolate War, is a high school freshman trying to fit in Holy trinity high school that has an annual chocolate sale that everyone participates in. Jerry decides to not sell the chocolates which allows for him to express his individuality because he is breaking a tradition of every student in Holy Trinity. His decision is influenced by the bullying and abuse of the Vigils and the monotonous routine of his father. However, his decision is mainly influenced by a random encounter with a hippie on the street.
I said “Ma, I saw the most beautiful boy in art class today. He has a skin like chocolate butter” … Later that evening my father sat me down and commanded that I never bring “one of those people “home. We Macedonians do not associate with those people… (Deliovsky, 1) wrote Katerina Deliovsky about her families reaction to her first crush on a boy. When Katerina Deliovsky married and had children with a Canadian man of Jamaican decent, her family rejected her, which later caused her periods of homelessness and financial deprivation. This was the time Deliovsky first experienced her “realization of whiteness”, that her racial position in society, meant more than only her physical features.