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  • Powder by Tobias Wolff

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    Powder Powder, a short story written by Tobias Wolff, is about a boy and his father on a Christmas Eve outing. As the story unfolds, it appears to run deeper than only a story about a boy and his father on a simple adventure in the snow. It is an account of a boy and his father’s relationship, or maybe the lack of one. Powder is narrated by a grown-up version of the boy. In this tale, the roles of the boy and his father emerge completely opposite than what they are supposed to be but may prove

  • Descriptive Essay About Christmas

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    twinkle with bright yellow bulbs, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause wave in the distance. Kerkhoven, MN, the location of the happiest house on the block. Every year my breath is always taken away as my eyes struggle to soak in the utter abundance of Christmas spirit. I 'm smiling and we 're not even inside yet. After exchanging smiles and hugs, I step back and fill to the brim with amazement at

  • Essay On A Christmas Carol

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    Charles Dickens is often credited as the “man who invented Christmas,” and his persistent and well-adapted tale, A 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

  • The Aspects Of Christmas In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Christmas, a federal holiday since the year 1870; The name “Christmas” derives from Old English Christes maesse, meaning “Christ’s mass.” It has been my favorite holiday since before I can remember. I love the delicious food, the various presents under the tree, and of course, spending time with my family. The holiday celebrations at the Rogers house meant more when the majority of us were still young. Now, we are older, and all have to work, Christmas is the only holiday we get to spend together

  • Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

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    Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol ‘A Christmas Carol’ written by Charles Dickens tells the story of a man named Ebenezer Scrooge who is taught the true meaning of Christmas and is shown the errors of his ways. ‘A Christmas Carol’ was published in 1843, this was a time of social and political unrest. Dickens motivation for writing this story was to encourage employers to treat workers well, he uses the Christmas Carol to portray this message. Charles Dickens felt strongly about the working

  • The Definition of Christmas

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    The sole definition of Christmas at one time was, an annual church festival in memory of the birth of Christ. Now when the word Christmas is mentioned people think about lights, trees, presents, food, friends and family, along with the birth of Christ. Some view these added meanings as a good change and some view them as a bad change. In today’s world Christmas is not defined only as celebrating the birth of Christ but also the celebration of giving, and the celebration of family and friends

  • The Christmas Tree: The Tradition Of Christmas Around The World

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    The tradition of celebrating Christmas with a decorated tree began long ago in pagan cultures in order to honor their gods (All About the Christmas Tree) and in some cases to worship the tree itself, but the purpose of the evergreen in festivities today is not rooted in paganism. People all over the world take part in Christmas celebrations (Christmas Around the World) and love to set up and decorate evergreen trees purely for aesthetic and reminiscent reasons. The majority of celebrants give no

  • A Christmas Carol Analysis

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    A Christmas Carol – Chapter Summaries Stave 1: The scene is set as a foggy, cold Christmas Eve in London in which a mean, selfish, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge works in his counting-house. This counting house was co-owned by Jacob Marley, Scrooge's now dead business partner, who had died seven years earlier. Scrooge has a clerk, Bob Cratchit, who he employed to work for him but treats the man poorly refusing to pay a single cent for another lump of coal to heat up the freezing office (which

  • The Popularity of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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    The Popularity of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens I Think that 'A Christmas Carol'' by Charles Dickens is still popular today because it has a good moral story and people still enjoy a good old fashioned ghost story. This is because a lot of us are still interested in the afterlife and if such things as ghosts even exist we are fascinated by them and a novel with ghosts in, we cannot put it down. The moral story which seems even in modern day society to stick with us and we are

  • A Christmas Feast

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    the ride was over before she’d even finished exhaling. She braced herself in anticipation for whatever cruel words were about to come next. “Federal regulations require me to wish you a happy non-denominational winter holiday. That’s right. It’s Christmas. Time sure flies when I’m h... ... middle of paper ... ...om or what they meant, but she found herself laughing. Laughing! It had been a long time since she’d laughed. Throwing caution to the wind (well, as much as someone like Chell could, anyway)