Redemption In A Christmas Carol

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A timeless theme is a concept that has been apart of human nature for a long time. Timeless themes are relevant, ongoing and everyone can relate to it. No matter what period of time it is, timeless themes will appear consistently throughout human history. Over the course of history, one timeless theme that humans have encountered repeatedly is redemption. Redemption is when one has done a sin or wrongdoing and wants to make a change for a better future. In order to change, one might have to look towards those around them to guide them to come about change. Whether we are in the past, present, or future humans will always experience redemption at one point in their lives. Redemption has been illustrated again and again through Charles Dickens’ …show more content…
To begin with, Scrooge witnesses the effects of his actions from being a greedy miser and learns the importance of helping others by making charitable donations to help the poor. To illustrate, Scrooge refuses to donate any money to a charity whose goal was to help those in poverty. He believed that one should work for their money and that those who needed money just didn’t want to work for it. When asked if he would donate any money he replied with, “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”(Dickens, pg. 67). During his encounter with the Ghost of Christmas present he was shown two ragged children, ignorance and want. The spirit warned him about doom being written on ignorance’s brow and how the writing must be erased. When Scrooge asked about them getting help, the spirit replied with “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”. After this event, Scrooge felt guilty for what he has done and decides to donate a vast amount money to the charity for the poor. Through the Ghost of Christmas present, Scrooge was able to discover that his actions can influence others greatly and he wanted to change for the chance to help him and those in poverty have a brighter future. In Victorian times, there was always a lack of charity from the upper class and they believed …show more content…
When the Ghost of Christmas present visited Scrooge, Scrooge discovered that Bob’s youngest child, Tiny Tim, will die due to his illness if the present remains unchanged. With the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge watches how Bob changes after Tiny Tim’s death and the impact it had on him. Scrooge began to feel concern and sympathetic for Tiny Tim. He didn’t want Tiny Tim to die. Afterwards, Scrooge choose to give Bob Cratchit a raise in his salary and to buy his family the biggest goose in the poultry shop. The Ghost of Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come was able to help Scrooge change his actions to save Tiny Tim’s future. During the Victorian era, a lot children living in poverty did not live past their fifth birthday due to poor living and working conditions; many developed illnesses and died. Following that, the transition of isolation to establishing closer relation can be seen within Scrooge in the course of the play. For example, at the start of the play, Fred, Scrooge’s nephew, invited Scrooge to his house for christmas day. Fred kept insisting that Scrooge came and Scrooge kept refusing. During his time with the Ghost of Christmas Past, Scrooge watches his younger self fall in love with a

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