Scrooge, the meanest, most cold-hearted man in England, is visited by 3 spirits on Christmas, in an attempt to change his fate.
This is a classic for a reason. For one thing, it is short. Short enough to tell a good story, short enough to read over a single week, short enough to keep even a child’s interest.
And Dickens brings forth his skill as a wordsmith and weaves a magic tale that will keep you entranced.
I think just about everyone in Western Civilization knows the story, at the least the basics. Scrooge has become synonomous with greed, miserliness and general grumpiness at anything fun. The spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, we know them.
For goodness sake, the MUPPETS made a movie based on this. And I have to say, it was a good movie too!
The changes in Scrooge came fast and furious and at times I wondered how someone could go from one to the next and be real, but the whole point Dickens was trying to make was that people could change, And while Dickens only alludes to Christ, his point was that Christmas was a changing point for the whole of humanity.
Now that I’ve read this [I believe I had read it in highschool, but not since], I can see it easily becoming a yearly traditional read.
Author: Charles Dickens
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Christmas Carol
Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com