The Theme Of Redemption In The Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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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 …show more content…
The second ghost had two children under his robe; Ignorance and Want. ‘‘ ‘…Beware them both, and all their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.’ ’’ (Page: 94). The spirit also said that these children were the kids of Man. Meaning to represent Man as Ignorance and Want. In this context and in reference to the Bible they both mean ‘‘Man’’ as both women and men. These Children were to represent the humanities focus, which leads to ‘‘Doom’’ unless caught before it gets too late and changed. The last steps to Scrooges redemption was when the Ghost of Christmas yet to come arrived. The Ghost of Christmas yet to come showed Scrooge some life worth changing concerns in his future life. One of the things Scrooge found out was that Tiny Tim was not going to survive. This showed some of Scrooges soft feelings, but the thing that really hit home with Scrooge was seeing his own

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