Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Not Your Typical Christmas Story

Nadirah Washington
Blog entry #1
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the title it self without any introduction gives off  the assumption that this novel will represent the joy sounds of Christmas. However, this novel is unlike what you would expect from your regular Christmas stories like Frosty The Snow Man or Rudolph The red noes reindeer, A Christmas Carol begins in mourning. Dickens takes readers on a "roller coaster twist", beginning with the death of  a man named Jacob Marley,a close acquaintance to the main character of the story.Followed by the introduction of self proclaim "Scrooge", Ebenezer Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner according to the narrator, in paragraph six. 
Scrooge was what you might suggest insanely upset with the idea of Christmas. He couldn't understand why people celebrated a holiday that cost them financially more then it saved. Especially when most of these people owed him money, and to make matters worse it was the only time in the year Scrooge had no business.
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol for readers who craved fictional stories in the same form as Stephen Kings theory to Why We Crave Horror Movies. By re establishing our desires to seek out menace as "psychic relief" according to Stephen King.Scrooge craved the the desire for currency, the more he enquirer the more he desired it was never enough for him to just have enough.
King explains that our desire for horror is never enough  to contain our insanity. That is why we must see horror film after horror film to feed our desire to kill without actually harming anyone of course. ;) (wink)

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad post, but you didn't really summarize the stave :-/