A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens began writing the famous story “A Christmas Carol” in October 1843 and wrote excitedly during the next six weeks. He completed the narrative at the end of November so that it could be published by the time it was Christmas. It came out on December 17, 1843 and sold out in only three days (Molly Oldfield). The expression “Bah! Humbug”, a line repeated many times in the story by its main character, a miserable and bitter fellow by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge, has become a well-known phrase even today. The story takes place in and around the city of London and begins on Christmas Eve, continues through Christmas Day, and ends the morning after Christmas in 1843. At the beginning of the story, Scrooge hates Christmas and happiness and was very greedy. Then a trio of spirits, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (who was also known as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), haunts him and shows him the wrongfulness of his doings. The theme of this Christmas story is compassion and forgiveness. It shows that a person’s life will be empty, lonely, and sad if he or she does not care about others. It also shows what happens when people are unforgiving towards each other. Relationships are broken when people do not forgive each other. The story, “A Christmas Carol”, has been made into a play and a movie with some similarities and differences in the roles of the characters, conflict, climax, and resolution between the two mediums.
In the play version of…
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