A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, took place in London, during Christmas time in the year of 1843. The main engagement in the story is the man against himself, as Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist, faced many difficulties (himself), the antagonist, with trying to become a better person. But the narrator, who is Dickens himself, is just as important in the book as the other characters. As the novel would not be interesting enough without his narration. Dickens was born in this era that didn’t have enough food to eat, drink and unfavourable conditions to work. The Victorian era was very hard and he faced those hardships so, he wants to tell the people of London and the readers about how he feels. As a narrator he is also the best method to describe scrooge as a bad man. The narrator describes the characters Scrooge as stingy, Tiny Tim as physically crippled and nephew Fred as a friendly person. Dickens reflects on the extent and impact of poverty on the society in this period. At the time of the Victorian Era the society was really poor and the people didn’t have enough money to survive and the employers pay less to their employee. Scrooge used to pay less to his worker Bob because he was stingy, mean and selfish. Scrooge is known as a cold hearted, stingy, miserly person who doesn’t like to socialize with other people, like to help poor people as he said “If they would rather die… they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population” instead of helping poor people. Scrooge is really a greedy person he doesn’t like to celebrate the Christmas as well he keeps rejecting the Christmas dinner invitation from his nephew Fred, he loves sitting in dark place well he said “Darkness is cheaper”. Scrooge is an unfriendly with the weather sharing “He carried his own low temperature always about with him”. He is always seen cold and he doesn’t like to interact with society he would stay in the dark place and in the cold room instead of spending money. Once the two portly gentleman come to ask him for money to help the poor people he said poor people should go to jail “Are there no prisons” “Are there no workhouses”. In the novella he is shown as a really covetous man who has cold heart and he is compared with the rich, mean people at the time of The Victorian Era who don’t care about other. The narrator shows the time of the Victorian Era which was difficult as the people used to face many hardships as Dickens did and was arrested for non-payment of debt and became a prisoner, in London. This influenced much of Charles’ work later in life, so he chooses the same kind of person who is as greedy as the people in London like Scrooge. He doesn’t like to do charity for other people and he wouldn’t care if someone dies. At the time of Victorian Era people used to be as same as bob’s family and children has to work, as Dickens said “He was pulled out of school and had to work in a factory for a few months”. Although his father was soon released and Charles could resume his schooling, this brief brush with poverty and menial labour had a formative influence on Dickens’. Society had a cruel government whose planning made life for the poor almost awful. Dickens reflected on…
The Story of the Christmas Ghosts
In the original text by Charles Dickens and the 1984 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, there are three ghosts. The ghosts are called Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. There are many differences between the 1984 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol and the original text by Charles Dickens. There are also many similarities between the original text by Charles Dickens and the 1984 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
In this extract we are presented with Scrooge. From the beginning Scrooge is presented as a miser. In the extract we find out that he is an old, rude and ignorant man that doesn’t appreciate others around him. Dickens uses different language techniques to describe Scrooges appearance as clear as possible.
In the opening paragraph Dickens uses imagery to create a vivid impression of Scrooge. He is described as ‘a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone’, and this…
A Christmas Carol
In Charles Dickens’ holiday novel
A Christmas Carol
, the main character Ebenezer
Scrooge goes from a “covetous old sinner” (Dickens 2) in the beginning of the story to “A good
friend, as good a master, and as good a man” (Dickens 68) by the end of the book. He is lead
through this change of heart by several phantoms. When turning this wellknown story into film,
the directors of the movies adhere closely to Dickens’ words and descriptions of the ghosts.…
A Christmas Carol Essay
In the novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens the ghosts of christmas past future and present represent the theme being; The rich people are responsible for the well-being of others including the poor. In the novel Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three ghosts to exhibit his past actions, his present actions, and his actions yet to come and the outcome of those actions. Scrooge learns that he will either have to change his ways or accept the outcome of what is to…
The Man Who Held Grudges: Charles Dickens
He was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England and was a famous writer. His name? Charles John Huffham Dickens. Born on February 7th, 1812, Charles was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Dickens. He had seven siblings, one of which was older than him. Charles had formal education up until the age of twelve, when his father was arrested due to his carelessness with money. John Dickens moved to the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison, and later…
English Honors 73
January 13, 2015
As Martin Luther King jr. once said, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of
inevitability, but instead comes through continuous struggle.” In Charles Dickens’
A Christmas Carol
, a heartless old man undergoes a process of change. This
tale, along with multiple articles written by journalists and psychologists alike, show that
it’s possible for people to improve themselves. Change is possible if people learn from…
both of which are written by Charles Dickens. In both A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man, Dickens uses plot, setting, and characterization to brilliantly show the importance of maturity throughout times of learning and new growth.
Dickens cleverly constructs the plot of A Christmas Carol so Scrooge learns to think not only of himself but to be considerate of others throughout the whole story. Instead of placing his revelation at one point in the story, Dickens stretches his lessons in three…
Charles Dickens: Draft
“Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 and died on June 9, 1870.” (Biography of Charles Dickens 8). He was one of the best authors and play writers. He was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens's works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. He inspired many others to write and rewrite his plays and novels. “Dickens also inspired others with his characters that…
Spirits Roles in Scrooges Transformation
There are numerous different elements in “A Christmas Carol” that greatly affect Ebenezer Scrooges finished transformation. One of the strongest elements in the novel to play a role in this transformation is the characters of the spirits, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and what is yet to come. Each and every spirit in the novel plays a certain role in his transformation. The roles of the spirits throughout Scrooges transformation can easily be seen…
Charles Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 in Portsmouth, as the Napoleonic Wars (which lasted twenty two years) was coming to an end. He was the second of eight children to John and Elizabeth. This would have been a time of real hardship and inflation as a result of the wars and due to financial difficulties, the Dickens family moved to London in 1822. His father was imprisoned in a ‘debtor’s prison’, resulting in Dickens moving in with a family friend in Camden Town. To pay rent and help his…