A Christmas Carol


, although occurring at a different time period than
today, still holds values and lessons that are important in society today. The
main character, Ebeneezer Scrooge, starts off having no feelings for others or
any Christmas spirit, but changes from his gloomy, dark appearance to a carefree,
child-like persona at the end. Dickens shows in A Christmas Carol that personal
greed will lead to peril, while kindness and generosity lead to personal
happiness.
One of Dickens social concerns was the lack of sympathy or feelings that
people have toward other people. In the story, Scrooge had no feelings toward
his family or friends and held a strictly professional relationship with ...

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possessions because no body cares about
Scrooge or his things. Also, the businessmen that Scrooge does business with
regularly show no feelings about his death and go to his funeral simply for food.
Dicken's shows a way to resolve the problem by simply treating others how you
want them to treat you. At the end Scrooge's attitude changes and changes in
how society will treat him are shown to be inevitable.
Another social concern is the priority of family over money and personal
gains. Money proves to be the golden idol that is worshipped by the people in
the Christmas Carol, but also proves to destroy lives. For example, Scrooge
gives up a chance at having a loving family when he chooses money over his
girlfriend Belle, who turns out to have a happy family with another loving
husband. Also, Scrooge's old business partner, Marley, put his life to waste
because of money and suffers pain in his afterlife which could have been easily
avoided. A Christmas Carol also ...

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