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.
In the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens the main focus is on the need of redemption of the central character, Ebenezer Scrooge. It is through the foolish beliefs that Scrooge learns a lesson to overcome the isolation from mankind. His journey to redemption came to event by the midnight visitations of the three spirits, his partner Jacob Marley had warned him about. In the beginning Scrooge is revealed as a cold, bitter man; "a tight fisted hand at the grindstone," giving the impression that he works hard and will do whatever to keep his money in his pocket. Dickens represents him like this so people who were and are like this would stop and think; possibly even feel the beginning of remorse.
Characteristic of Hale In the book “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, there is a very creepy and interesting old man. The story is about a village that are all puritans and some teen age girls start blaming each other of witch craft to avoid a death sentence or to get out of trouble. The man happens to not be part of the village but a vaster just passing by, who in my mind over stayed his visit. Hale is an old preacher who has been searching for proof of witches and finds a village that is said to be filled with them. “Nearing forty, tight skinned, and eager eyed,” So just imagine a man that is really old with bulging eyes looking for witches.
The green colour of his appearance not only physically separates The Grinch from the Whos but is symbolic of the implied jealousy and hatred he possess for them demonstrated by the jealous tone in which The Grinch lists the characteristics of Christmas and devises a plan to prevent the Whos from enjoying the Christmas holiday. With the help of The Grinch’s dog Max, who fulfills the archetype of the faithful and loyal companion, The Grinch becomes the trickster archetype defined as a rebel who refuses to conform to societal expectations and often creates mischief in order to point of the flaws of society. The Grinch contrives a scheme to masquerade as Santa Claus and steal the material elements of Christmas such as gifts and food in order to point out the flaws of the Who’s perceived materialistic society. The Grinch’s deceitful and trickster nature is exemplified in the midst of his quest, when he is confronted by Cindy-Lou who questions his
Chapters 1-7 Chris McCandless is a very odd person, and a very awkward character that makes the reader think he is crazy for leaving his perfectly fine family and sister behind to go die in the woods somewhere. You can tell he wasn’t the brightest color in the crayon box by the people he associated himself with as well. Crazy Ernie, for example, is a prime character to look to for a reflection of McCandless in. Chris worked for him to make some money but when he realized Ernie had no intention of paying him, he left. This doesn’t say that he was a materialistic person, just a reasonable man that chose to do what any other normal person would do, and stole a bike for his work and left.
Movie Review for The Haunting in Connecticut He sees visions no one else in his family does, he hears voices that don't belong, feels presences when no one's around, and experiences supernatural activity. When Matt Campbell continuously sees horrifying and mysterious glimpses from the history of the new house he moved into, he gradually builds a connection with a boy that used to occupy the house, Jonah. With the continued glances from the past haunting Matt, he seeks to find out the truth of his new house and the significance of Jonah's presence. The Haunting in Connecticut was actually based on a true story and made it into the big screen from the the discovery channel series, The Haunting. The characters and scenes pretty much correspond with the people and occurrences from the true story.
A rude, crude, cold-hearted man, that’s what Ebenezer Scrooge (the protagonist in the novel, A Christmas Carol) was. He didn’t have the compassionateness to smile, much less to donate to charity! Oh! But he was … Hard and sharp as a flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire, secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait, made his eyes red … He carried his own temperature always about him; he iced at his office in the dog days; and it didn’t thaw one degree at Christmas.
Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. He is miserly and not willing to spend a dime on the surplus population. He is opposed to the idea of the generosity that is expected at Christmas time and claims ‘Every person who goes about with Merry Christmas on their lips should be boiled in their own pudding’ this wretched attitude is the attitude Dickens despises. Scrooge’s obsession with money has led him down the path of utilitarianism where he has dedicated his life to making money and not spending it for the greater good. Scrooges obsession with money even loses Belle his beloved "another idol has displaced me” “a golden one” Scrooge has replaced all of his joyfulness with money, and the fear of being poor.
The protagonist of the story is known as Ichabod Crane, a very eccentric scientist who was stationed in Sleepy Hollow after being exiled from his town in Northern Connecticut. Throughout the Gothic era the characters have been most important to the story. The characters are written in a way that the reader can relate to them and make them feel like they are actually in the story. The characters of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane are two examples of characters that define the Gothic Literary era. In Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, the Antagonist is known as the Headless Horseman, a paranormal being that terrorizes the town and beheading all of those who oppose him “…the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard.” (Irving) His gruesome and tragic death dates back the American Revolution.
“I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man” (16). Also, he describes the attitude and emotion of this Hindu man before he was hanged. “He walked clumsily with his arms, but quite steadily, with that bobbing muscles slid neatly into place, the lock of hair on his knees” (16). In “A Miserable Merry Christmas,” the author describes his own depressed mood about waiting anxiously for his Christmas present. “Though everybody knew what I wanted, I told them all again.