Monday, January 20, 2014

Debt of Christmas

     In the article "Debtors Prism" by Atwood Margaret she talks about how debt has become a part of the average american persons life. She used the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as an example of how even the poorest person can fall into debt.

     The novel A Christmas Carol by Dickens was written in 1843, when Charles Dickens was going through financial difficulties and needed a way out. This is one of Dickens most famous works. The setting takes place in London, where it focuses on the life of the main character Ebenezer Scrooge.

     Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy but greedy accountant in London, England. On the eve of Christmas, Scrooge gets a visit from the ghost of his business partner Marley. Marley tells Scrooge he needs to change his negative attitude towards the people around him or he will be carrying the burden of it after death. That night Scrooge got a visit from three ghost, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet To Come. Christmas present shows Scrooge his younger years and how he spent Christmas then, Christmas Present shows him the family of Bob Cratchit, and Christmas Yet To Come shows him his own death and how no one was crying over him how his death did not affect anyone. When Scrooge woke up on Christmas day he was a changed person, he went out and spread the new love and joy he had him to other.

Work Cited

Reeves, James. "Christmas Carol." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 19 Jan. 2014. 

1 comment:

  1. This is a fine summary, Ayesha, but how does it relate to Atwood's Claim?