Carol Essays

  • A Christmas Carol

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    The four main characters in the book are Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter December 1843 and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the story, All 3 ghosts visit him. Through him, the lesson of the story is to be learned. In the book, he is made out to be Anti-Christmas, some are feeling pity for him, other hostility. "External

  • A Christmas Carol

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    The Victorian Era Elements Evidences in A Christmas Carol The fantastical tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his transformation from a miser to a philanthropist is a multi-layered story that provides the reader an opportunity for varied learnings. The timeless Christmas story crafted by Charles Dickens is set in the Victorian Era and illuminates different aspects of this era. This paper will identify and describe in detail the realities of life for workhouses, Christmas traditions and

  • A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Life for the lower class during this time was extremely hard because of enormous amounts of illnesses, young children worked and no education. A Christmas Carol was set in mid 19th century, during this time people had a really bad time; most of the people was unemployed and the people who were employed were paid deficiently, others were seasonal or casual, which meant they were when work was available so most of the families lived in poverty

  • The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street

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    The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street The protagonist in this story is Carol Kennicott. She is a young woman attending college in St. Paul Minnesota. She wants to go somewhere in her life. She has gone out and gotten a college education so that she won’t have to be a house wife. She has an outgoing personality and is continuously trying to change the things around her. She meets a man named William Kennicott. They fall in love and move to the small town of Gopher Prairie. While

  • A Christmas Carol

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    Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novel is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to

  • A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge’s character is established early in stave 1. Dickens shows his popularity by showing us his relationships with people in his surroundings. We can tell scrooge is unpopular as the narrator portrays him as a “Tight fisted hand at the grindstone.” Scrooges name give us a similarity between the word scrounge what is to be tight with money and every opportunity to make money, this automatically helps us launch an understanding that he is tight with his

  • A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol Lots of people take great pleasure in listening or telling ghost stories. People enjoy this because it gives them a chance to tell people maybe some of their own experiences, stories or their ideas. Some of these may be very scary and some may only be mildly scary. It is also a good way of socialising as you are talking to people and sharing experiences that people may find extremely interesting, resulting in them thinking you are very intellectual, as telling stories

  • The Poetics of Carol Muske and Joy Harjo

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    The Poetics of Carol Muske and Joy Harjo I began a study of autobiography and memoir writing several years ago. Recently I discovered two poets who believe that recording one’s place in history is integral to their art. Carol Muske and Joy Harjo are renowned poets who explore the intricacies of self in regards to cultural and historical place. Muske specifically addresses the poetics of women poets, while Harjo addresses the poetics of minority, specifically Native American, writers. Both poets

  • Valentine and Stealing - By Carol Ann Duffy

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    ‘Valentine’ and ‘Stealing’, By Carol-Ann Duffy FOR IDEAS ONLY, DO NOT COPY In ‘Valentine’ and ‘Stealing’, Carol-Ann Duffy uses an extended metaphor which helps the reader relate to what the poet is trying to get across, and to understand what the feelings are of the narrator. Both poems also focus on the thoughts and emotions of the ‘speaker’, both are structured as conversational pieces, meaning you could just use it to talk to someone, and could imagine the reactions of the person they’re talking

  • Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

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    gradually started to change, Charles Dickens, in accordance with these changes, wrote a Christmas tale: A Christmas Carol. The novella was published six days in advance of the Christmas celebrations of 1843; it was sold out three days later. Although a socially engaged narrative, Dickens’ work is not occupied with trivialities such as the introduction of Christmas cards; instead A Christmas Carol focuses on the transforming beliefs and values within society and endeavours to contribute to these changes.

  • Christmas Carol

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    Christmas spirit can be defined in many different ways and mean many different things. For some people it can be giving to other or it can just spending time together with the people you love. Personally, I don’t really give for Christmas because I always felt like giving was only providing material happiness. Generally for Christmas I just spend time with the family and have fun, laugh and catchup on all the things that has happened over the year. Ebenezer Scrooge on the other hand, lack all of

  • Essay On A Christmas Carol

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    Christmas Carol, has proved a valuable addition to literature that uses the Christmas season as a central theme. “Dickens, of course, did not invent Christmas, but he successfully reintegrated earlier traditions and memories of traditions, and repurposed the Christmas season” (Bloom, 16). The combination of Dickens having reached a low point in his personal life and the harsh social and economic conditions in England, led to the birth of the beloved Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol. Dickens’

  • A Christmas Carol Critique

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    I saw A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on Saturday, November 9th 2013, produced by the Trinity Repertory Company at 206 Washington Street in Providence Rhode Island, performed in the Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Theatre on opening night of the season. Charles Dickens also wrote the famous Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities. When A Christmas Carol was published in 1843, Christmas was just coming into vogue as a popular holiday. The play was adapted by Adrian Hall along with original music by

  • Analysis Of A Christmas Carol

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    The play “A Christmas Carol – A ghost story of Christmas” by Charles Dickson, directed by James Black in Houston, TX was performed in a similar way in “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickson, directed by Michael Wilson in Washington, D.C. The both plays had similarities and differences throughout the play in which demonstrated different creativity from the different directors. The rating that was given by the reviewer of the play in Washington gave a 5 out of 5 star rating. For the play that I went

  • Critique Of A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol was initially written and published on 19th December 1843, as a novella by Charles Dickens. The story has later been adapted into a play by Romulus Linney with the new adapted version of the play of A Christmas Carol being performed from November 18th to 21th at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, by the Marshal Theatre Alliance. The current adapted production is directed by Associate Professor Nicole Perrone, with the leading role of Ebenezer Scrooge played by Professor Jack Cirillo

  • A Christmas Carol Analysis

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    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a classic novella that many throughout the world enjoy. It is widely known throughout the world, even the youngest of children know of its basic elements and its lasting message. Although the novella seems to coincide with current views of Christmas, it was not always the same. During Dickens’ early life, Christmas was more about partying and not about giving or helping others, especially the poor. At the time, many of the poor and working class, including

  • Greed In A Christmas Carol

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    “Bah Humbug!” (Dickens 3) To some people, money is their only thought in life, or in other words, they’re greedy. He or she would need a life lesson to allow their mind to set straight on what’s right and what’s wrong. In A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, you see a man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who lives out as the person getting a lesson by play and movie. Sounding different, yet the same story, these two do have some minor differences, as well as major similarities in the climax, conflict

  • A Christmas Carol Similarities

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    that want too much but never give anything themselves. In A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, the story is about an old man named Ebenezer Scrooge who never cares for anyone and wants nothing to do with Christmas. There is a play and movie for it which have a lot of similarities, but only a few differences. Both of them have the same plots, climax, and scenes that lead to the main story. In the play, A Christmas Carol, the climax is revealed when Scrooge travels with the spirits from

  • The Role of the Nativity in Magi and Carol of the Brown King

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    The Role of the Nativity in "Magi" and "Carol of the Brown King" What were the Three Wise Men searching for when they followed the North Star? They were obviously seeking the Christ child, but they were also searching for the truth and righteousness that he represents. Sylvia Plath in her poem "Magi" and Langston Hughes in his poem "Carol of the Brown King" discuss the merit of their respective minority groups through allusions to the nativity. Plath uses the journey to discuss both the ignorance

  • Summary Of A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol In prose, being a ghost-story of Christmas, commonly known as a Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. First Marley is dead, and scrooge pay to the mortician. Scrooge went to his office and his nephew Fred came to visit him and invited him to dinner. Two portly men came to Scrooge’s office asking for a donation and Scrooge told them that poor people had to go to prison