The novel and drama versions of A Christmas Carol wouldn't be the best choice for students, proving that the graphic novel would be the best option because of how it is worded and because there are pictures. The novel version of A Christmas Carol is written in old English that may confuse students. As it states in the novel, "Are these the shadows of the things that will be, or are they the shadows of the things that may be only?"(Dickens, lines 8-9) Students might not be able to understand the language and that is how most of the novel is written. Some people may ague that the teacher could discuss some parts of the story with the class, but maybe the student is reading the book at home, there is no one to help them. The graphic novel would
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I thought that the movie “A Christmas Carol” was better than the book. Movies provide better action and visual pictures. When watching a DVD you can actually see what is happening in the story and plot. When you read a book you have to use your imagination and visualize what's happening in your head. Although some movies can change the plot and sequencing of the original book, it is still fun to watch the movie and see how different or similar they are.
“I am not the man I once was…” (Dickens 675) might be the most famous words of Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” Written by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is a horrible man who is haunted by three spirits overnight in hopes to make a new man out of the old miser. Throughout this story, Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by three spirits ,Christmas present, past, and future, and during this time he learns about his greed, what joy he missed on christmas, and that he had a chance to become better.
A recurring theme in both Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and the 1988 film Scrooged is the passing of time. This movie adaptation utilizes Dicken’s message of past sins leading to future death. Both works include chains that represent the future prison sentence of the main character in purgatory. They are visited by the ghosts of a deceased person they knew locked in chains that foreshadows the same fate for them. Additionally, there is evidence of time passing. In the book, any jumps in time that the ghosts of Christmas take Scrooge on was be accompanied by bells. The film adaptation preferred the more modern ding of an elevator to accomplish the same thing with Cross. By the end of the of the protagonists’ journeys, they are both faced with
When people want to watch a movie that is based on a book, they usually read the book first. Well, why on earth do they do that? Well, see sometimes even though they have the same plot, sometimes things can be changed. Whether it being for entertainment purposes, or to make the film shorter or longer, things usually will be changed when creating a movie inspired by a book. People probably have a few titles come to mind when they think about this, but a good example is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the movie “A Christmas Carol” by Jim Carrey. Though both forms of literature are based off of the same plot, they do have their fair share of differences and similarities like any other adaption to a book. An example of this would be
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Have you ever thought of Christmas as a humbug, or just another ordinary day? Probably not, but if you were to ask Ebenezer Scrooge (from A Christmas Carol), his response to Christmas would be “Bah, Humbug.” Just after we finished reading the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, last week, on December 1, 2017, my classmates and I went to see a live performance of A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The play was adapted by Barbara Field, and directed by Drew Fracher. In this essay I will be reviewing how well Actors Theatre portrayed the plot, setting, and characters from the book A Christmas Carol into a live play.
#1. A Christmas Carol takes place during the time of the Victorian Era, the years of 1837-1901. We learn that the Cratchits live in a town called Camden Town during this time. Camden Town is located in an area of northwest London. Charles Dicken’s (the author of A Christmas Carol) family lived at 16 Bayham Street in Camden Town.
"A Christmas Carol" a famous christmas movie. Although it isn't hard to believe that people do not realize that there are differences between the movie and the book. In this case, that fits right into that subject. Here are some of the differences between the movie and the novel.
“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”( Erich Fromm) In the story, A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens. The main character is a greedy man named Ebenezer Scrooge who has no Christmas spirit. Scrooge starts off in the story with no joy in his life. He is then visited by the ghost of his former coworker, who says that the Scrooge will be visited by three spirits who show him the past, present, and the future. There are many similarities between the drama and the movie.
Remuneration can lead to hostility in social groups. The Gift of the Magi, written by O. Henry, has a synopsis of two people who willingly devote their hard-earned money for each other, although they hanker for a renovated lifestyle. They are a bit morose when dealing with their living situation. On the other hand, A Christmas Carol, scribed by Charles Dickens, tells a story of an affluent man who indulges in downright unsuccessful behavior towards humans and, after an abundance of procuration, is goaded by three spirits to culminate his narcissism. People treat others miscellaneously based on wage as evinced by their contrasting outlooks on the world, conversiality of sacrificial choices, and relationships toward others.
From the story, “A Christmas Carol”, to the movie, “Scrooged”, there are many similarities and differences in the characters, symbols and even plot although much of it is due to the change in setting from the early 1840’s to the late 1980’s. Beginning with characters, Ebenezer Scrooge carries his overall theme of generosity or lack thereof into the movie where he is referred to as Frank Cross. Cross shows this in his Christmas gifts that he gives out to family and employees which happen to be no more than a fluffy towel. Scrooge expresses his lack of generosity by giving Bob Crachit, his employee, little to no christmas bonus and being unhappy with his request to take Christmas day off. In both the book and movie, Scrooge and Cross both start out with a very annoyed and almost depressed demeanor, both having a short temper and being very dismissive towards others. Cross was vain and very dedicated to his television company while Scrooge was a workaholic and the only thing he cared about was money. He also craved isolation as he would return home
Has anything important change your life? As details in “A Christmas Carol” and “Thank You M’am” show significant changes in someone’s life can be caused by death, bad actions, and behavior. To begin, a significant change in someone’s life can be caused by death. A point conveyed in “A Christmas Carol” when Scrooge was visited by the ghost of christmas future to show Scrooge his death, Scrooge was horrified and convinced to change his attitude. Additionally in ”A Christmas Carol” the author cites that in page 283 paragraph 154-155, Scrooge was shocked to see his own grave.
While the Christmas Play is light and playful, there are, admittedly, some dark parts to the play. The audience sees the emergence of the devil and the tyrannical King Herod. However, within the play, the devil is relatively harmless. The play contains scenes of the devil mocking the shepherds at the Nativity and dragging King Herod to Hell. While both are meant to emphasize the wickedness of the Devil, the Devil is watered down compared to other stories. He acts mischievously, but not violently towards the other characters, with the exception of the evil King Herod. This shows justice in the play, overall adding to the joyous occasion that the Christmas Play centers around.
A morality play, not unlike some of the popular plays I have seen. I think we all have seen this familiar theme many times over the years. As we head into the Christmas season, where reflective thinking becomes this very theme. I can compare this play with some of these seasonal plays. The play that comes to my mind immediately is, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, I attended A Christmas Carol: The Musical, a production featured in the Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. A Christmas Carol is about an elder man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who despises Christmas. Scrooge is a wealthy man infatuated with the idea of money, which makes him a very stingy, greedy, selfish, and egotistic human-being. Working as a banker, Scrooge has an employee named Bob Cratchit, who works long hours, for very little pay. On Christmas eve, Cratchit gives hints for a raise or a bonus, and instead of giving it to him, Scrooge goes on a rant about how Christmas is not a real holiday and it is just an excuse for people to try to get extra money. Through his entire speech, he keeps saying “Bah-Humbug”. In the end of the speech, he asks Cratchit tauntingly, “I suppose you want Christmas off as well”?, but eventually, he gives Cratchit the day off. In addition to this, Scrooge has a housekeeper named Mrs. Dilber. Dibler has worked for Scrooge for a long time, and not once has he raised her pay or given her a bonus. Just like Cratchit, Dilber hints for a Christmas bonus by holding out her hand in front of Scrooge. However, instead of taking the hint, Scrooge cannot see past his own selfish ways and hands her his dirty clothes stating, “Have them clean for tomorrow”. With that, Dilber storms out his house infuriated. By withholding a Christmas bonus from his employees, Scrooge is taking away from their Christmas