Tag Archive: A Christmas Carol

THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS: The Legacy Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Leaves Behind in Martin Brest’s “Scent of a Woman”

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The future is unknown until we create it ourselves. In life we experience a surplus of situations that are out of our control. We do not get to choose which disease takes over… Continue reading

A Christmas Carol: The Political Backstory

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Charles Dickens is a character much loved for his great contribution to English literature in the Victorian era. His thrilling stories, vivid characters and exhaustive depiction of contemporary life in the mid 1800s… Continue reading

A Christmas Conversion

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  Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas classic, but underneath the simple moral messages of the novella, are deep and sometimes disturbing themes and agendas. It’s no doubt that the… Continue reading

Ghost of an Adaptation

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, the 2009 film starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, is a very loose adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The film follows well-known photographer and bachelor, Connor Mead,… Continue reading

Dickens’ Lasting Legacy through The Muppets

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  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is possibly the most overdone, overworked and reworked Christmas story to date. With film and TV adaptations spewing out almost ever other year many tend to… Continue reading

Dickens the Dreamer

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Most people are familiar with the novel by Charles Dickens entitled A Christmas Carol. The novel is told and re-told in multiple variations throughout the Christmas season. Nothing, however, compares to the original… Continue reading

Charles Dickens and the Industrial Landscape.

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Charles Dickens was a powerfully sympathetic force in the Victorian Era towards the suffering Middle Class. He believed that misplaced ideals had lead the upper-middle class to pursue riches and delicacies while totally… Continue reading

The Scrooge Who Stole Christmas

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Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is one of the most well known and best loved stories in the modern world. A Victorian tale of a man finding redemption before it is too late.… Continue reading

Fast Changing Society, Slow Changing Law: A Look at Victorian Work Legislation in the Time of A Christmas Carol

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In “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens presents some insights into the life of the Victorian work force in the 1800’s through two characters:  Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.  In “A Christmas Carol,” readers… Continue reading

Charles Dickens, Time Traveler and Ghostbuster

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The Doctor, Rose Tyler, and on the far right, Charles Dickens attending a seance to communicate with the “ghosts.” At the end of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, there is a bit of… Continue reading

The Narrator is More Important than you Think

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There is one character in “A Christmas Carol” that, despite its strong voice and personality, is never directly mentioned and is often overlooked: the narrator.

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