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    Trends, ideas, and perspectives come and go, but timeless themes are evident throughout time, forever youthful, yet old at the same time. Timeless themes are eternally relevant concepts in classic and contemporary literature that can be connected by everyone, regardless of their age, their lifestyle, or their time period. The theme on the importance of others occurs repeatedly over time in thousands of different kinds of literature. Especially now with the our world brimming with superficial ideals such as money and appearance, it is often easy to forget the essential support and comfort of family and friends that encourages us to better ourselves and the world around us. This persistent theme is presented in the play A Christmas Carol, the movie The Ultimate Gift, and in the book __________. The importance of others is a recurring theme in the play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. With the help of the Christmas spirits, Ebenezer Scrooge is able to realize the importance of others that transforms him from a misanthropic miser into a kind-hearted generous man. He is able to make these realizations through his clerk's family, his past, and his nephew’s family. To illustrate, through the Cratchit family, Scrooge is taught the the warmth and comfort that cannot bought with coals. In the beginning, Scrooge refuses to give Bob Cratchit Christmas day off, saying it was a “poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December”(pg. 15.) However, after Scrooge…

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    A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is a beloved tale that people of all ages have loved for its emotional and moral appeal. It is a story focusing on the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy and cold-hearted money-lender, who is visited by four ghostly apparitions who convince him together to change his merciless ways. At the beginning of this tale, Scrooge does not recognize the effects of his greed, so the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take it upon themselves to show him how…

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    not one, but several different main course dinners served on one table and the desserts served on another--starting with Struffoli. (-- removed HTML --) Struffoli: (-- removed HTML --) These honey-coated fried dough fritters formed in the size of small chickpeas, are among the first to go on this Christmas Eve celebration, the "vigiliia." (-- removed HTML --) Other Holiday Desserts (-- removed HTML --) Whether you celebrate the Festival of the Fishes or Not, one particularly famous…

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    Dessert Case Study

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    1. Introduction 1.1 A brief history of dessert Dessert is the final course of the meal that should complement previous courses. Dessert is defined by most dictionaries as a sweet food eaten after a meal. The term "dessert" can apply to many foods, such as cakes, tarts, cookies, biscuits, gelatines, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, custards, and sweet soups. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are…

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