Paper on A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol, although occurring at a different time period than
today, still holds values and lessons that are important in society today. 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
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