It is a simple morality tale of the radical change in the character Ebenezer Scrooge from being bitter, ironfisted and miserable to becoming a new, openhearted and charitable man. The book was first published in , a time when many of the wealthy people neglected the old Christmas spirit of charity. In addition, the Industrial Revolution had further done away with the simple pleasures of the season. Critique of Christmas Time in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol An audience member's gleeful first-hand account of Charles Dickens's public reading of "A Christmas Carol" unwittingly exposes an often overlooked contradiction in the story's climax: "Finally, there is Scrooge, no longer a miser, but a human being, screaming at the 'conversational' boy in Sunday clothes, to buy him the prize turkey 'that never could have stood upon his legs, that bird'"
Denying the fact that it was he who lay upon the lifeless bed, he was overcome by terror that there was a slight chance it was his future self. The Apparition of Christmas Yet to Come also shows him a floweress, uncared for, rotting grave, the stone belonging to Ebenezer Scrooge. Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by and altered life. The last ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Future, shows Scrooge a group of wealthy men who are speaking casually about a death that has occurred in the town. Scrooge asks to see some "emotion caused by this man's death" Dickens What if you could change what happens tomorrow?
Have you ever tried stepping up, making a change in your own life? Everyone is scared of taking chances and making differences in their lives. Scrooge is an old man who does not celebrate the Christmas season like everybody else. He is harsh, rude, and makes it very clear that he does not like Christmas.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Christmas is a jolly, happy time for everyone to see family, eat, and give presents as well as receive them. Later Scrooge is visited by three spirits who try to help him change his ways. In the end he does change his ways and he is one of the nicest people in the entire world.