Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wise words from the dead can change how you live your life on earth

The first stave of "A Christmas Carol " by Charles Dickens is based on a bitter greedy character name Scrooge. The text is opened up by letting the readers know that Marley died. Marley and Scrooge were business partners , and Marley died. Marley died on Christmas Eve seven years ago and since his death Scrooge has no sympathy for the holiday. Scrooge has this negative energy that no one dears to mess with. Later on Scrooge gets a visit from his nephew, and his nephew greets him. Scrooge reaction is bitter and brushes him off. His nephew Fred tries to change the way Scrooge feels about Christmas but that was no help. He feels as if Christmas is just a day were he loses money. "No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him, no wind that blew was bitterer than he" said dickens. Scrooge just had a negative attitude and only cards for his business. Scrooge was later on visited by some people for a donation and Scrooge didn't give them anything . When he went home he was visited by  Marley letting him know that he will be visited by three other spirits. Scrooge reactions change you can tell by the way dickens described it he was this tough up tight guy anymore. Scrooge showed a sense of fear he couldn't believe it. " I am here to-night to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate". Marley is warming Scrooge if he follows his footsteps he will be just like him but have more chains. Stephen kings thesis connects to this because Scrooge is going to afraid and he is going to learn a lesson from all of these ghost and be a better person. He is going to become a better person because one he is going to be terrified and not only going to be shown why Christmas is a holiday full of joy.


  1. Scrooge has been mean before Marley died. "Scrooge has this negative energy that no one DARES to mess with". There's a lot of typos haha

  2. Ashley's right, even if she needs to read a little more closely herself ;-)

    Be careful to summarize the text and not your prior knowledge, especially when relating to another text. You're explain how King WILL relate to the story, but I asked how it does SO FAR ;-)