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 narrator made it perfectly clear at the beginning that Marley is a dead character, and has been dead for 7 years. “ Old Marley was as dead as a door nail”, “Marley was dead to begin with” 3. A. Scrooge responded dully though face expression when his nephew invited him for dinner. “Because you fell in love! Growled Scrooge, as id that were the only one thing in the world more ridiculous than a Merry Christmas”.
This technique also helps set the tone as delightful. You see the darkness and how this nothingness of a factory is still so cheerful and lovely. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses dark eerie lighting to achieve the same mysterious effect. For example, when Kevin and his friends were outside before they robbed his house, it was dark and eerie. When they shoved him into the room it was bright and empty with nothing but Edward.
Every film and play version can stick as closely to the dialogue as possible, but his descriptions of Scrooge's personality and inner thoughts cannot be shown, only experienced though the medium of words on the page. His vivid descriptions of Marley and the three Spirits are brilliant, and can only be approximated on screen. Also, within the novel there is substantial amount of figurative language used by Dickens, it is used to help describe both the setting and the action at the same time. One of the first examples in the novel is a simile, “Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.” This figure of speech compares Old Marley to a door-nail, choosing the "deadness" of both of these objects as the point of comparison. Interestingly, Dickens himself goes on to mock this somewhat clichéd simile, asking what is dead about a doornail, but leaves us with it to describe Marley.
“Jonathon, how are you?” it was that butler George; Jonno didn’t trust him at all. There was something evil in his pale face and his black eyes and how he never seemed to smile. George simply waved his hand towards his father’s office and expected Jonno to follow. He obeyed. The mansion was large although very cold and fairly unfurnished.
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.
Matthew Diemand E Block 12/17/14 A Christmas Carol: Horror But Hope Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, tells the story of a bitter old man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentle, kind person after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. The ghost of Christmas past shows Scrooge many memories of him as a younger, more cheerful self and how he eventually became lonely. The ghost of Christmas present showed Scrooge how everyone happily celebrated the holiday, rich or poor, while the ghost of Christmas future revealed how no one will fondly remember Scrooge when he dies. These visions cause him to change and become a jolly and happy person. This novel, although it ends happily, is sad and somber throughout.
He has his own room in the barn because he is prohibited from sharing a room with the white men. Candy, looking in awe at Crooks’ room, says “Must be nice to have a room all to yourself”’ Crooks answers with “And a manure pile under the window, Sure it’s swell” (82). This separation makes Crooks more isolated than any other characters because of his lack of human interaction, which causes him extreme loneliness. “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely and he gets sick” (80). This also causes him extreme loneliness.
He drank to make his problems go away and he had meaningless sex to make himself feel better , but it didn’t! Curly would come for him soon but he didn't know when , he could only bide his time. As george walked down the street he noticed that it was surprisingly empty, he walked home alone with the Curly constantly on his mind. George was in the barn cleaning out the horses stables, He just couldn’t stop looking over his shoulder , he was so worried that it made him slip on the wet surface of the stable floor, he hit his head on one of the stables gates and blacked out. He awoke to a dark, barely lit room , he tried to stand up but his hands and feet were tied to the chair he was sitting on.”WHERE AM I ?
The next day, Bob arrives at work late. Scrooge pretends to be his usual miserable self. He eventually reveals to Bob that he is joking, and helps his family a great deal and also tells him that his going to raise his salary. He becomes almost a second father to Tiny Tim and is known throughout London as a kind and loving man who is the personification of the spirit of Christmas. 2- Well, after he's become a changed man he remembers seeing Marley's face in the door knocker.