In my essay I will write about a Christmas carol. A Christmas carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843, 19 December. In the story the main character is Ebenezer Scrooge who is a stingy, greedy mean man who is visited by four different ghosts. The four ghosts whose names are the ghost of Jacob Marley the ghost who warns Scrooge to change his ways. If he doesn’t then he will be visited by three different ghosts.
Mr Tom and Scrooge (How they change) Mr Tom is a character from the novel ‘Good Night Mr Tom’ and, Scrooge, from ‘A Christmas Carol’. In this essay I will explain how both characters change in a similar way. At the start of the novel tom is impatient with Willie as he says ‘I ent got all day’ which is a harsh welcome because Willie goes in the house for the first time. He is also a bit annoyed when Willie says ‘I can’t go aht wivout me socks’ and he snorted ‘why?’. This shows that tom thinks Willie is weird.
Through times in our life, we often do not realize how important something is, until it is gone and too late to get back. In the novel, “A Christmas Carol ", by Charles Dickens, we are told the story of a man who has an opportunity to save himself, and receive a second chance. This man, Ebenezer Scrooge, is changed forever by the valuable lessons taught by four spirits: those of his deceased partner Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. Ebenezer Scrooge was a miserly, bitter old man, who worked in his counting house with his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Even on Christmas Eve, his stingy, mean ways are still apparent.
How does scrooge change throughout the novel? In the novel the Christmas carol scrooge changes from evil to good he is becoming his anti-thesis, he starts changing when he is visited by the 3 three ghost(Christmas past, Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. Scrooge gains feeling because one page 39 scrooge said to the ghost “no, no, said scrooge”. “Oh no, kind spirit! Say he will be spared”.
Scrooge started to show signs of change after his visit from Marley. Although Scrooge did not believe in Marley’s ghost at first, a lot of what Marley had warned Scrooge about made an impact. So much so that Scrooge could no longer pronounce any more than the first syllable of his signature proverb “Humbug”. Because Scrooge genuinely believed the ghost was real and that Marley’s warning for Scrooge was also valid, he could no longer use Humbug as an excuse for something he would much rather ignore, which is what Scrooge had been doing his whole life. The illness of Tiny Tim was a big contributing factor to Scrooges transformation.
The shadow self of a character is unknown and potentially troubling. The shadow tends not to follow rules, and in doing so may discover new wildernesses and chaos. It has the sense of the exotic and can be strongly fascinating. Jack Skellington shows the audience his shadow self when he first had thoughts of kidnapping Santa Claus. In the beginning of the film, Jack grew tired of the same routine and frights every year.
Over the years he has set his life to a particular pattern by ignoring everyone and not putting time into them, over the years this has stacked up and has turned into an everyday exercise, ignoring and judging people in a negative way became a natural reaction to him. When Marley’s ghost confronted him, he was a bit uncertain of what to expect and thought that it might be a hoax, so when the first ghost came he was shocked but try to show no emotion as this because this is what he normally does, but when he was taken though his childhood memories and seeing all of his school friends, unconsciously Scrooge could not contain himself, and as the spirit of Christmas past asked him questions like “Do you remember where we are?” or “Do you know who this is?” Scrooge could not hold back and went on about all the adventures he used to go on. This started to warm his frozen heart and let some
The Grinch’s Personality The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday favorite everywhere. It showcases the true meaning of Christmas, being happy and being together. The main character, the Grinch was originally from Whoville but has secluded himself up on the mountain because when he was a child he was mistreated by his peers. He was an angry spiteful who. He now has come into town and to try and ruin Christmas but when little Cindy Lou Who tries to welcome him back in, he goes through a personality change and his heart that was two sizes to small expands to two sizes too big.
Dickens however was sent to work in a warehouse with other child labourers. Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol in the mid 1800’s and due to having had this background and experiences, the main purpose of ‘A Christmas Carol’, and many other novels not just by Dickens at the time, was a social commentary and to draw the attention of the readers to the hardships faced by the poor at the time. The story and message of a text can be closely linked. ‘A Christmas Carol’ is about a man named Scrooge and his journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of being a good person. This happens through a series of supernatural events include visits from four ghosts and trips to his past, the present and his future, a very bleak one if he doesn’t not change.
He is very distant even from his family, his grandchildren don't like to visit him and they misbehave during the funeral. Walt also judges them without having into account that they are little kids and teenagers, he dislikes the way they dress and their attitudes. As for Walt's sons, my impression is that he feels like they are trying to send him to the old people's house to get rid of him and take over his belongings, the house and his beautiful car, the Gran Torino. Another issue that Walt has to face after the funeral is that Father Janovich is tries to talk with him in order to get him to confession, because he had promised Walt's wife he would do so after her passing away. This is very difficult to Walt because a younger man is talking him about life, being that he has had strong and near experiences with death, so Walt stereotypes him as a young virgin speaking things learned at school, but that the Father didn't even understand according to him.