The Path To Redemption In A Christmas Carol

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The movie, A Christmas Carol, tells the tale of an old miserable callous man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his path to redemption. It takes place in the mid 1800s, where the people of London are consumed with the spirit of Christmas and the excitement that comes with the season. Scrooge is known around town as a greedy creditor who has a cold heart and replies “Humbug!” to all of the Christmas activities. He declines his nephew’s Christmas dinner invitation and irrationally fires his hard working employee Bob Cratchit. That night Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of three more ghosts that will be visiting him at one, two, and three a.m.
The first ghost that visits Scrooge is the Ghost of
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He shows Scrooge his nephew and fiancé together and tells him they may not be able to afford a wedding. Afterwards, the spirit took him to see the Cratchit family and how happy they are with so little. Scrooge discovers that Bob’s youngest son, Tiny Tim, has a serious illness and will not be able to survive because Bob cannot afford the proper medical care with the wages Scrooge had been giving him.
Finally, the Ghost of Christmas yet to Come arrives and shows him the future if Scrooge does not change his ruthless ways. Tiny Tim is dead because he never received the proper treatment, and Scrooge died without anyone mourning his death or anyone to speak benign of him. These scenes cause Scrooge to transform his cold hearted ways and see that good he could do with his wealth.
Christmas morning Scrooge wakes up relieved to still be alive and have a second chance. He rehires Bob Cratchit with higher wages and makes his nephew his new partner. The ghosts helped Ebenezer Scrooge to change his egotistical ways by making him remember how he used to be, feel compassion, and fear
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The Victorian period is considered 1837-1901, starting the year Victoria became Queen and ending the year of her death. Before her reign, men were the focus of fashion. However, women stole the spotlight with a queen in power. The variety of fashionable sleeves for women of this age changed regularly. The textbook states, “The change in sleeve shaping has been compared to a balloon that started to deflate”. For dresses, the shoulder line cut much lower than one’s natural shoulder line. Full skirts were gathered at a low pointed waist, with many petticoats underneath to sustain the skirt. Women’s hairstyles included wearing middle parts with hair down in ringlets, or up dos with braids and coils. Many women wore bonnets as well with a paisley or croquet shawl to keep them warm. In the late 1840s, shoes with small heels became popular as well as parasols and gloves for both day and evening

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