Themes In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens is known for his famous stories that he had written throughout his life. Charles Dickens family life history will often lead readers to connect that his stories reflect on his personal life. Charles Dickens wrote many Christmas themed short stories and one in specific was A Christmas Carol. In A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable, stingy old man especially around the holidays, he owns a business and has a clerk named Bob Cratchit who during the winters spends his time in the office freezing because Mr. Scrooge’s stingy trait causes him not to want to pay for heating coals. One-night Scrooge’s nephew Fred makes a visit to invite Ebenezer to the annual family Christmas Eve party. Along with his nephew Scrooge also …show more content…
At this time Dickens made great contrast such as the rich and the poor. He made contrast between the rich and poor by showing how the rich live luxurious lives and are able to take advantage of all the new inventions, but meanwhile the rest of the population is in poverty and very poor. The poor live on the edge of starvation and are ignored greatly by the wealthy. When the holidays are near this all changes, which in the England Victorian time it was known for being a Christian country which meant it brushed aside any differences between the two categories such as income and status (Mays …show more content…
At Christmas time people set everything aside such as income and status and celebrate friendships, charity and celebration in general. Redemption is represented by the process of Scrooge being shown scenarios and then watching how he will change his ways. Scrooge has the power to change his future with his present actions. Dickens tries to show redemption to the reader by showing if Scrooge the most miserable and stingy man can change his ways than anyone

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