Carol is a compelling tale of greed, love and charity. It is the story of
an old man called Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas. Throughout the
tale, four ghosts visit Scrooge and try to change his opinion. Dickens was
sending a message to his readers that Christmas is the time of year where
everybody should rejoice and be happy. Dickens was obviously trying to
make a statement that we should all enjoy life as we have only one chance
During Victorian times, London became a centre for poverty, crime and
pollution. Dickens was outraged at the conditions in which working classes
lived in and wanted to draw the upper-classes attention to
believes anybody who celebrates Christmas to be an 'idiot'. He is cynical
and uses two Christmas symbols as torturous weapons. Again this shows
Scrooge to have a violent and vindictive nature. Scrooge's view on
Christmas also shows him to be lonely and miserable. He shuts people out
of his life such as his nephew and clerk.
He takes his misery and anger at life out on other people. This can be
shown by a comment Scrooge makes, "Let me hear another sound from you
and you'll keep Christmas by losing your
The quote "I wish to be left alone" demonstrates that he prefers
to be by himself because he's not very good with people. Dickens managed
to shock Victorian readers by bluntly stating that being selfish and
greedy with wealth was wrong.
Such a character as Scrooge had never been publicly described before
and even today Scrooge's attitude is shocking because Christmas is
celebrated worldwide and such a character like him is many people's worst
major way of getting his important message across is in what he was the
four spirits show Scrooge. They all show something different that affects
Scrooge in different ways.
Prayer for Christmas
you God for sending Your Son on one glorious night to be born a virgin, to
live a perfect life and to die on the cross for my sins, Thank you that he
rose from the dead three days later and that this Christmas and every
Christmas we can celebrate the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.