A christmas carol Essay

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a christmas carol



A Christmas Carol

The main character, Ebeneezer Scrooge, starts off having no feelings for others or any
Christmas spirit, but changes from his gloomy, dark appearance to a carefree, child-like
persona at the end. Dickens shows in A Christmas Carol that personal greed will lead to
peril, while kindness and generosity lead to personal happiness. One of Dickens social
concerns was the lack of sympathy or feelings that people have toward other people. In the
story, Scrooge had no feelings toward his family or friends and held a strictly
professional relationship with them, creating a hostile bond between them. For example,
Bob Cratchit's wife does not like the idea have toasting to Scrooge because of the way he
treats his long time employee. Also, Scrooge is looked down upon by the charity collectors
because he simply states that they should die to accommodate the others who need it.
Secondly, society has a negative view on Scrooge because of his attitudes and shows no
feelings or compassion for Scrooge in the future. For example, the thieves are able to
steal Scrooge's possessions because no body cares about Scrooge or his things. Also, the
businessmen that Scrooge does business with regularly show no feelings about his death and
go to his funeral simply for food. Dicken's shows a way to resolve the problem by simply
treating others how you want them to treat you. At the end Scrooge's attitude changes and
changes in how society will treat him are shown to be inevitable. Another social concern
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