A Christmas Carol Article

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Ebenezer Scrooge has one love, money. He loathes all things that bring cheer and happiness to others, so naturally, he despises the whole Christmas season. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a deceased friend and partner, Jacob Marley. Marley has been dead for seven years and was just as selfish as Scrooge. As punishment his spirit is now forced to wander the Earth in chains, and he has come to warn Scrooge that the same fate waits him if he keeps living the way he has been. Marley warns Scrooge that three spirits are going to visit him: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. As Scrooge is given the chance to wander through his past and future, he comes to see himself in the same way that others see him. Will his outcome change, or will he follow in Marley’s chained steps? A great way to start off the holiday season is by reading the classic tale of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. You might’ve seen adaptations of it in TV shows and movies, but the book has a special magic that will have your imagination running wild. As a Christmas story, this is as good as it gets. The novel is a fable about poverty in London during the early 1800’s, with the infamous Scrooge representing the greed of the rich. I loved the style of narration, the overall message, and how the story presents the festivity of Christmas. The book has a bit of humor, some figurative language that was easy to understand, and even though there were like two parts that had me scared out of my wits, it was a great book that warmed my heart in the end. I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a timeless classic during this holiday
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