Christmas Carol Essay

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Christmas spirit can be defined in many different ways and mean many different things. For some people it can be giving to other or it can just spending time together with the people you love. Personally, I don’t really give for Christmas because I always felt like giving was only providing material happiness. Generally for Christmas I just spend time with the family and have fun, laugh and catchup on all the things that has happened over the year. Ebenezer Scrooge on the other hand, lack all of these traits therefore he is regarded as having no Christmas spirit. Scrooge said Christmas was a humbug, refusing to spend time with his family, not giving to anyone and keeping to himself on ...view middle of the document...

Next the Ghost of Christmas Present appears and shows him all the things he isn’t seeing in the present day. First he was shown Bob Cratchits home and how this poor family still has Christmas spirit despite all of the issues that surround them. Then he was shown his nephew at the dinner party he invited Scrooge to but declined. As he watched the party progress into the night he saw how he would have had fun and enjoyed himself if he attended. At both of these events people criticized Scrooge for his lack of Christmas Spirit and greed. The Ghost of Christmas Present showed him how people are going through much worst and the things he is missing because he was to ignorant. Finally the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come appears and shows Scrooge what it is like after he dies. Scrooge listens as the businessmen talk about his death and sees that they only cared about his money. He also sees the couple that is relieved that Scrooge is dead because it gives them more time to pay their debt. After he sees this he realizes that no one really cared about him and everyone only saw him as a mean old miser. After he sees all of this he vows that he will change and he does. Once he wakes up he buys the Cratchit’s the biggest Turkey there was and went to his nephew’s party. He then donates to the charity and doubles Bob Cratchit’s salary after he comes into work late the next morning. Through this experience he transforms himself from a mean greedy miser to a person full of Christmas spirit and cheer.
In my family we don’t really doing anything big for holidays so when I compared our family to other I always felt like it was lacking. Then as the years progressed we started paying less and less attention to these holidays and it started to frustrate me as I didn’t get any...

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