A feast.'”(783) This demonstrates, that even though

A Christmas Carol is written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Israel Horovitz into a drama. A Christmas Carol portrays a clear theme showed throughout the whole story. Dickens, the original author, exhibited a powerful message over the importance of family. The story is about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge, but goes by Scrooge. Scrooge is a miser old man who is visited by 3 ghosts, Present, Past, and Future. If he doesn’t change his ways terrible things will happen to not only Scrooge, but others too. Scrooge ultimately learns to always appreciate the value of family, with the help of Bob Cratchit, Present, and Fred (Nueve).Out of all three people to show Scrooge the errors of his ways, Bob Cratchit, was the first to show Scrooge the value of family. There have been many quotes that interpret the theme throughout the story, here’s one of them. In the play, Bob asserted, “‘ I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the founder of the feast.'”(783) This demonstrates, that even though Scrooge is the only reason the Cratchit’s have food on the table. Bob is very grateful and seems to have a lot more emotional intelligence then Scrooge. Bob shows Scrooge how even though he only gets fifteen shillings a week, he is still grateful and feels blessed to even have a job. Bob is the first to show Scroogle the value of family, but the next person present takes Scrooge to see is Tiny Tim. The following person to help Scrooge appreciate the value of family is Present. The quote I chose for this paragraph is when Present takes Scrooge to see Tiny Tim. On page 782, Present further explains, “‘I see a vacant seat …  in the poor chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die.'” This is explaining that Tiny Tim will be dead if Scrooge doesn’t change his appealing ways. When present says that, Scrooge responds in a way that shows regret and remorse. This is when the reader starts to understand that Scrooge is starting to change. In addition to Present and Bob, Fred shares an equally important impact on change Scrooge.The key aspect of this paragraph centrals around how Fred helped Scrooge appreciate the people around him and not only his family, but others family’s too. The quotes used in this paragraph are similar to the first quote. This has to do with how Fred also toasts to Scrooge at the dinner that Scrooge didn’t bother to attend. On pages 786-787, Fred declares a toast to Scrooge. Fred states, “‘It strikes me as sooooo funny, to think of what he said … that Christmas was a humbug, as I live! He believed it.'” “‘ A toast first … a toast to Uncle Scrooge, ‘” Fred toasted. When Scrooge sees the present taking place he starts to regret not accepting Fred’s invitation. Scrooge also realizes how ungrateful to the people and families around him he has been.These quotes were chosen because they really capture the ruefulness and grief Scrooge felt. Scrooge’s directions were mostly in the stage directions of the play.  These three people made a predominant effect on Scrooge and his representation of family.In the Christmas Carol, Scrooge learns to always appreciate the value of family. He learns with the amazing help of Present, Fred, and Bob Cratchit. I feel that this story shows the importance of how your attitude impacts everyone, and how family is really something great, and you should never take for granted your family. Some people don’t even have family’s, and always know that even if you aren’t kind to family’s around you, or even your’s, you can ALWAYS make a comeback.


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