A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens is a tale of the morality changes of a man. The uncharitable, cold heart of the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, melts with ardent love as he receives visitations from three Christmas spirits who enlighten his soul with wise lessons and bring a warm change to his heart. In the beginning of the novel, Scrooge expresses his vices of greed and cold heartedness by his words and actions, but as the story unfolds, his life is renewed by these Spirits who shed light and truth upon him, resulting in making him become a better man, portraying the virtue of charity.
In Charles Dickens’s books, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, the theme of lack of charity is pronounced. Throughout Oliver Twist, society turns a “cold shoulder” to those in need of help (Miller 30). The Victorian England society prohibits inhabitants of the lower social realms from moving up in society. Rarely do lower class members receive attention, and the attention they do receive is far from par (Reeves). Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character of A Christmas Carol, learns to be charitable through a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas. At the beginning of the book, Scrooge is a grumpy old mad, who only cares about himself, but on Christmas Eve, his visions of ghosts turn his life around (Boan).
Scrooge is a great example of the wealthy, who never gave to the poor and would rarely put money into charities. Dickens was appalled by the conditions the working class had to endure. “Dickens felt that self-interest, uncontrolled, subject to the passions and desires
Children’s Literature has been a way for Children’s to have hope. To believe in something that would help them find peace in Heaven, because of all the suffering that was happening around them. But it didn’t just help Children it also helped Adults save their own souls from themselves. Two text that support this is A Token for Children by James Janeway, and also The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In these two text not only does it show the suffering of children’s, but they connect because they both show that they lived by the teachings of Christianity. In this essay my goals is to show the difference and the similarities, and why it’s connected to the suffering and also saving the souls of children and adults, that is shown in A Token
Robin Sharma, a famous writer, once said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” Many people believe that change is a very big decision. It takes time and can get a little messy on the way. The truth, however, is a small decision, Like donating money for the poor in need. Unfortunately, in the play, A Christmas Carol, the main character, Scrooge, is a selfish miser. Fortunately, by the end of the play, Scrooge realizes that he was selfish and no good and changed his ways. For example, he donated to the poor.
Bob Cratchit was Scrooge’s only employee. He is a very joyful, and kind man. Though him, his wife and four kids are living in poverty, he has a great attitude every day. No matter how much work he does for Mr. Scrooge, he is always so parsimonious to Cratchit.
Charles Dickens Historic A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens wrote the novel A Christmas Carol because he believed that he can have an influence on the situation in England in the 19th century(Bio). He included the character’s greed and want that are a part of Scrooge during his visits with the Ghosts of Christmas.
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He was the second of eight children, and his father, John drove them into poverty.
The well known holiday of Christmas today is far from what it was in it’s former being. Many aspects led to the change in Christmas, however Charles Dickens, a Victorian era author was arguably the most influential in the change. There was a time when christmas was not much more important than your average holiday. Without the work of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Regency Christmas would not have changed to be the way it is today. As we examine the Regency Christmas, the Christmas events in A Christmas Carol, new Christmas ideas, and today’s new christmas we will form the true Christmas.
In the story, “A Christmas Carol”, Scrooge goes through many changes, one of Scrooge is him being one of the most closed minded people in his hometown to the most thoughtful person. This happened when the Ghost of Christmas Present visited Scrooge and showed him Cratchit and his family. Little did Scrooge know one of Cratchit’s children, Tiny Tim, was dying. Him seeing this showed Scrooge what his little pay to Cratchit was doing. As a result, Scrooge began to feel a little more thoughtful and raised Cratchit’s salary in hopes of being able to raise enough money to cure Tiny Tim and to support his family. Doing this, Scrooge became like a second father towards Tiny Tim.
Remuneration can lead to hostility in social groups. The Gift of the Magi, written by O. Henry, has a synopsis of two people who willingly devote their hard-earned money for each other, although they hanker for a renovated lifestyle. They are a bit morose when dealing with their living situation. On the other hand, A Christmas Carol, scribed by Charles Dickens, tells a story of an affluential man who indulges in downright fruitless behavior towards humans and, after an abundance of procuration, is goaded by three spirits to culminate his lifestyle. People treat others miscellaneously based on wage as evinced by their contrasting outlooks on the world, conversiality of sacrificial choices, and relationships toward others.