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Scrooge’s nephew, Fred invites him to the annual Christmas party. In the meantime, two gentlemen arrive and request Scrooge for donation for the charity. The miser Scrooge does not oblige them and turns them away with an angry outburst, “Bah! Humbug! “Later the same day, he receives the frightening visitation of the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead partner. He reveals to Scrooge his unfortunate suffering as a punishment for his greedy and self-serving life. His spirit has been condemned to loiter on Earth along with the weight of heavy chains. He urges Scrooge to mind his ways, lest he too will have to suffer the same fate. He cautions him that three spirits will visit him, one each a day, for the next three days.
The first spirit was a unique childlike phantom with a bright glowing head. It takes Scrooge to revisit his childhood school days and his engagement to Belle which later was cancelled on account of his lust for money. She feels that Scrooge is an imperfect lover; he loves nothing but his money. The second spirit, a majestic giant clad in a green fur robe, takes him to the Christmas celebrations due later that year. His experiences there are novel and he learns many philanthropic lessons. He sees Bob Cratchit’s crippled son, Tiny Tim. Tim’s courage, kindness and humility touch Scrooge’s heart. Scrooge greatly enjoys the scene of jovial gathering of Christmas carnival. At the end of the day the spirit shows him two starved children, Ignorance and Want.
The third spirit takes him through a death scene. Scrooge sees businessmen discussing the dead man’s riches and poor persons expressing relief at the death of the cruel creditor, etc. Scrooge is anxious to know more about the dead man and pleads with the spirit. The spirit takes him to a grave and Scrooge is shocked to see his name inscribed at the headstone. That is his moment of transformation. He gives up his greedy lifestyle and promises to honor the true Christmas spirit. The
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Book Review A Christmas Carol The 1843 published ‘A Christmas Carol' is a celebrated novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most renowned writers of the 19th century. This novel portraits some of the innate virtues of human beings, like charity and love which many people hide behind their anger and lust for money.
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