A christmas Carrol Essay

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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. The first ghost is The Ghost of Christmas past. The Ghost of Christmas Past in the original text by Charles Dickens and the 1984 film adaptation are similar and different in many ways. In the film the ghost shows Scrooge what he was like in school when he was a boy. The ghost wanted to show him how lonely he was. In the film, the ghost was a women but in the book the ghost was a huge man. In the film, the ghost shows Scrooge himself when he was a young boy at school. In the book, the ghost in the book shows Scrooge that he had imaginary friends from his books that he read. Both of the Ghosts had same reason for showing Scrooge his past but had some differences. The second ghost is The Ghost of Christmas present. In both film and text this ghost was a very tall man. Also both of the ghost show Tiny Tim and his family having a Christmas feast. The meaning of showing this to Tiny Tim is that this could be one of his last Christmas’ of his short life. A difference between the ghosts was that the ghost from the text was surrounded by a feast when he first appeared to Scrooge and the ghost in the film was not. Both of these ghosts were very similar and different in many ways. The third ghost is The Ghost of Christmas Yet to…