The Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Essay

1049 Words Jan 24th, 2016 5 Pages
The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens suggests that true redemption is seized when you accept future consequences of your past mistakes. This novel follows an avaricious man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his route to redemption. Charles Dickens used a lot of illustrations to describe many things surrounding Scrooge. He incorporated images like family, joy and parts of the Christian religion. As you will read in my essay, Scrooges journey to redemption was a rather bumpy than smooth; it was one that nearly ended at death. At first, Scrooge was a very covetous man. ‘‘…darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.’’ (Page: 43). This quote perceives an image of a barely lit fire, to portray how dark Scrooge is. Earlier in the book it was explained how greedy and selfish Scrooge was. ‘‘…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.’’ (Page: 35). The Clerk is a very faithful, underpaid character named Bob Cratchit. Later on, Charles Dickens goes to a close up of Bob trying to warm himself with a candle light. Since Bob is not as wealthy as Scrooge is, he cannot afford to buy coal for his own fire, therefore he remains cold due to someone else’s selfishness. Bob Cratchit is an example of someone Scrooge has in his life, but doesn’t deserve. Another example of someone that Scrooge is underserving of is his nephew Fred. I believe Fred is supposed to symbolize grace, almost like an angel…

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