Marley is also there to explain to Scrooge his bad deeds and wrong doings and warn him of the terrible fate that will come if he does not change his ways, such as when he informs Scrooge on his "ponderous chain" he has forged, he says, "The weight and length of the coil you bear yourself? It was full and heavy as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You have labored on it since." Marley was also Scrooge's only friend and now that he died, the reader is shown Scrooge's loneliness. 3.
Callie Greene #8793 Mrs. Blandford English 8, period 3 13 January 2011 A Christmas Miracle: The Gift of Influence Everything that surrounds us, every memory in our grasp, and every instant of our existence influences us in some way whether the effect is positive or negative. People can choose to accept the influence bestowed upon them in an enthusiastic manner, or they can angrily and shyly accept with a cold hand. In the novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a “lonely, covetous, Christmas-loathing man.” It is not until three ghosts come along to change him for the better and teach him the error of his ways that he is influenced to be a kinder, more generous person. The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, each, in his own way, influence Scrooge to change his miserly, odious, self-centered way of living. First off, the Ghost of Christmas Past influences Ebenezer to change his avaricious ways for the better.
A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells a tail that’s set in London about Scrooge who is an old miserable, bitter miser who cares about no one who is visited by ghosts that help Scrooge understand that he must reach out to others if he is to achieve redemption. In Stave One Marley who was Scrooge’s old business partner who had passed away seven years ago warns Scrooge about the three ghost spirits of Christmas. Marley spoke to Scrooge to help Scrooge understand that he must reach out to others if he is to achieve redemption, while Marley never had the chance and would have been a better man if he could’ve changed things. ‘Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business.’ Scrooge then saw all the ghosts as
The reader is meant to be able to identify with the magic and beauty of Christmas whilst at the same time it makes them reflect on their attitudes and makes them think what they could do to be a better person in general, not just at Christmas time. The whole concept of the ghosts isn’t just thrown in for the fact that it is a Christmas tale; the ghosts are key elements within the story. They are actually viewed by some people as an extended metaphor, and could be acting as Scrooge’s conscience which takes him through different stages of his life, which in effect means that the ability to be a nice person was within him all
How does Dickens portray the character of Scrooge in Stave 1 of ‘A Christmas Carol’? In the story of ‘a Christmas carol’ Dickens portrays Scrooge as a “miserable and tight fisted” character, as it says he is “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” He is emotionless and lives off peoples suffering. As the story goes on Dickens uses scrooge to teach the readers a moral lesson: that Christmas is a time for generosity and care and if it you don’t bad things will happen to you. Scrooge is a moneylender he lends people money so they can pay their rent but if they don’t pay it back he takes there house and anything valuable of theirs and leaves them to suffer. Scrooge has a daily routine when he leaves his office;
It has been suggested that, in writing A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was being a social reformer as well as being a novelist, Explain how Dickens tried to reform Victorian society through writing and publishing this novel In the story of A Christmas Carol Dickens describes Ebenezer Scrooge as living in London, a rich lonely and very mean man. His partner Marley had been dead for seven years. Dickens describes how Scrooge hated Christmas was unkind and refused to celebrate Christmas; he would not give to charity and would not join in with the Christmas spirit. London was a very dreary place with smog and a lot of poor people; it was Christmas eve and very cold with people trying to keep warm. Only rich children went to school, poor
Here are a few that stood out. In the book, Scrooge’s pajamas are plain white. In the movie, his pajamas are vertically striped. In the beginning of all three versions Scrooge is a horrible, greedy man, and realizes that he was wrong to have so little compassion. In the movie, when he is visited by the ghost of Christmas Future, he runs away from the ghost and shrinks while running into a drain pipe.
The issue of want, ignorance and redemption within a Victoria society are highlighted in Charles Dickens’s “ A Christmas Carol”. Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a tight fisted man to one of a tender nature is successful through the author’s use of four phantoms. Jacob Marley, the antagonist’s deceased business partner is the first of the spirits to haunt Scrooge. Marley warns Scrooge of the inevitable fate that awaits him. Shaken by the warning of Marley’s ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past illustrates to Scrooge what his greed has cost him.
As shown, Holden is depressed in many ways: he fails in life, he is lonesome, and he still is affected by his brother's death. Holden is a failure because he cannot pass any classes in school, except English, and he cannot do anything right. He is lonely because he simply hates mostly everyone and, therefore, does not have any friends. Holden is depressed by his brother's death because that was his best friend. Holden's depression started with the loss of his best friend/brother and continued on with failure and loneliness throughout the rest of his
A Christmas Carol By: For my deaf event I thought I might go to a Christmas carol being that it’s a classic and a great theme of Christmas, giving and receiving and just the spirit of it. I brought my friend Molly V. because she’s usually into going to ASL events with me and that was cool. A Christmas carol is about this guy named Ebenezer Scrooge- scrooge for short played by J.C. Cutler and he’s really sour when it comes to Christmas and just really mean, cruel and pretty negative and one night he gets visited by like three ghosts from Christmas past, present and future and they pretty much show him what’s happened, what’s happening and what could happen if he continues to be an ornery mean person and so he changes his ways and becomes more compassionate and empathetic towards other people in the end. It was a great musical and had a lot of meaning and really got you into "the season" with Christmas and the many holidays coming up and such. Also it took place at such a gorgeous place, the Guthrie!