The Ghostly Turn Of Events In A Christmas Carol

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A Ghostly Turn of Events
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is a beloved tale that people of all ages have loved for its emotional and moral appeal. It is a story focusing on the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy and cold-hearted money-lender, who is visited by four ghostly apparitions who convince him together to change his merciless ways. At the beginning of this tale, Scrooge does not recognize the effects of his greed, so the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take it upon themselves to show him how much his greed can hurt the people around him. Needless to say, greed is the central theme of Dickens’ beloved novella, and it is revealed by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to change Scrooge’s
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The spirit shows Scrooge the spirit of Christmas once again, allowing him to see and feel the love and warmth that Christmas brings. After showing Scrooge the city, the spirit takes him to the house of Scrooge’s loyal clerk, Bob Cratchit. The Cratchit family, as a result of Scrooge’s meager pay, lives in a tiny home with their large family, including their youngest son who is confined to crutches. They share a meal together and talk happily together, and then drink and give toasts, all the time being glad and grateful for what they have. During their toasts, Bob even raises a toast to Scrooge, to the dismay of his entire family. Scrooge’s very name causes their joy to dim, even the joy of the always joyful Tim. The thought of his cold heart and loathsome presence sucks joy from the air. After the Cratchit's, the spirit and Scrooge visits a Christmas party he was invited to by his nephew, Fred. Scrooges family is all gathered, they feast and play games, even Scrooge joining in while still being invisible to them with the spirit. Here, Fred and the others joke about Scrooge and his curmudgeonly ways, like how he calls Christmas a humbug. In the end, Fred also toasts to Scrooge, and how he is hopeful that Scrooge will find joy in Christmas once again, and will

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