28 October 2014
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a holiday novella published in 1843. Dickens wrote this book after he finds himself struggling with his writing meaning he wasn 't getting much attention from his readers; immediately after he released a Christmas carol, it became popular all around the word and it gave live to his writing once again. It 's been said that A Christmas carol is Dickens best work and has been adapted many times to film and other media; the popularity of the book remained, and has not been out of print even today. The story brings light, warmth, sympathy, and life; which makes it a great Christmas story. Although this book is supposed to be an happy book, this book also reveals sadness, darkness, and bitterness which makes it even more entertaining. Along with many mixed emotion the story brings, it also brings many powerful, helpful, and useful life lessons and messages that I think everyone really needs especially around Christmas time.
This short novel is about a misery, lonely, self-centered, bitter, and rich old man named scrooge and how he came to live life to the fullest, appropriate his surroundings, and honor Christmas. Just like every human being, Scrooge goes through a serious of hard times, uncertainly feelings , and a sacrifice of old behavior to learn his lessons. We see a huge transformation of scrooge from that lonely, angry person to a a loving, nice man, so in a way, this book is also an inspiration to those who wish to change their life style. Changes are hard, it may not happen as fast as it happened with scrooge, but the main point is that it 's possible.
The story starts out with Scrooge being his old self and ref...
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...money. One of many things I have learned from this story is that, the big part of Christmas is not about how many bulb of lights you put on your house or how many gifts you buy or receive, it 's all about how and whom you spend it with. Scrooge was very rich, and if that was what he needed to be happy, he would be the happiest person alive.
Another thing this story highlights is hope; who would 've thought scrooge can entirely change and turn out to be this unexpectedly sweet, friendly guy? Obviously he did it through these super-natural creatures and that isn 't possible in real live, but the point is that change is possible with few sacrfice. If one day Someone wakes up and realize they 're not proud of whom they are, they can change that; it way be hard, and a slow process, but the achievement award they get at end, is much bigger than the price they had to pay.
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