Humanity In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Being considerate and helpful to others is what makes you have a humanity. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is a story about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge who was tremendously greedy and was visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future to make him see what his selfishness had caused him.This story has multiples themes, such as social justice, the true meaning of humanity, etc. Greed overtakes the humanity of those who possess it because it pushes away everyone you love and takes away your ability to be kind and empathetic, and lose quality time with people who care about you.
Sometimes you can become the friend of a stranger like a friend can become a stranger. On a dismal afternoon, Scrooge is found at his desk counting
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Scrooge owns his business, where he hired a clerk, Bob Cratchit. It's late afternoon, and the frigid weather outside leaks through the creaky door. Scrooge is in his office, where his spacier pours out the warmth that only reaches him. Meanwhile, Bob’s spacer has one coal only to feed on. He glances at the locked bag of coal in Scrooge’s office, wishing he could only grab one, perhaps two more. “The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters. Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But he couldn't replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room; and so surely as the clerk came in with the shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part. Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed.” (page 3 stave one). Scrooge’s greediness overtook his kind heart and his empathy for other. Otherwise, he would have been more generous to his clerk and …show more content…
Scrooge’s nephew has asked him to join him and his family for a Christmas dinner. Scrooge has declined because he feels that Christmas is not important and surely not a time to be merry. "What else can I be," returned the uncle, "when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out upon merry Christmas! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!" (page 4, stave one). This shows how Scrooge talks about Christmas traditions and the joy it places in people, and how he has reverted it so that he can express his own feelings toward this holiday. Something that from anyone’s perspective it's a quite despondent

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