Child Labor In A Christmas Carol

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Most people would think that “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is about Christmas when it was originally written to prevent child labor. The novella tells the story of a wealthy and greedy man named Ebenezer Scrooge. He is not the nicest gentleman and he is mean to his poor servant whose name is Bob Cratchit. This book teaches us that money does not always make us happy. This message can still apply to us today. around the time that ACC was written, children did a lot of work in the mines and they supported their families. Some of them did not even go to school. On the other side, some kids today don't have to work because there are a lot of places where children have to be a certain age to start working legally. So, “A Christmas Carol” is still relevant in 2018 because child labor still occurs in many places around the world and cause people to have little income of money that they can use to support their families. The first reason why A Christmas Carol is relevant in 2018 is because child labor still exists in many countries around the world. For example, after researching on the EBSCO Database, I found that, “Hazardous child labor in Nepal is a serious concern, particularly in the brick kiln industry” (Larmar et al). Since child labor; specifically in the mines, was the reason why Dickens wrote a Christmas Carol, the fact that …show more content…
However, the other side is wrong because there are some places where child labor is a daily practice. a CNN article says, “a new report by risk analysis firm Maplecroft, which ranks 197 countries, identifies Eritrea, Somalia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Sudan, afghanistan, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Yemen as the 10 places where child labor is most prevalent” (Hunt). This proves the other side wrong because even though kids are not working in mines, they are still working in industries that are dangerous and could kill

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