Analysis of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

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Analysis of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

It is hard to believe that there is anyone on the planet that hasn't heard of the story "A Christmas Carol". Although it isn't hard to believe that people do not realize that there are differences between movies and novels. In this case, that fits right into that subject. Here are some of the differences between the movie and the novel.

One minor difference in the movie was that the Ghost of Christmas yet to come has a hand of skin. Not a hand without skin that was wrote in the book. I think that this makes a difference though because it doesn't show a big impact on the story. I think Charles Dickens put the skinless hand in his story to give his story a "chill-factor". I don't think that the director of the TNT version of A Christmas Carol thought that it was a big deal or a big impact to the rest of the story. Another difference between book and movie is that Scrooge doesn't go to church at the end of the story. I think it makes a big difference though, because it shows how much Scrooge has changed since the three spirits came to visit him. It shows a "before-and-after" effect which I think made a big impact on the story. The last significant change between the book and the movie is that when Scrooge follows the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, he ends up falling into his grave. This is significant because Scrooge gets to meet the old Scrooge and gives him a slap in the face of reality of what's going to happen if things don't change. Its ironic too because it's the new Scrooge that wakes up on the bed in the morning.

The first character that I am going to talk about is Belle. Her physical appearance after she ended Her and Ebenezer's engagement was painful. She walked away looking like she had left her heart with Ebenezer and was hoping that he would come after her. I think that the actress did a very good job expressing the depression, pain, and heartbreak that she felt towards her and Ebenezer's break-up. In the movie, she made her character come to life by making the audience feel what she was going through. She expresses this by coastally looking back at Ebenezer and through her facial, and body expressions.
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