A Christmas Carol, although it is of a different time period still today teaches valuable lessons. In the story, Ebeneezer Scrooge begins by having no feelings for anything or anybody. In the end, he changes from his gloomy, dark self. Charles Dickens expresses through a Christmas Carol that kindness can lead to happiness. A Christmas Carol shows how the Christmas spirit and caring people can change a person and their outlook on life.
A Christmas Carol is a secular story of Christmas time in an urban setting (Perdue 141). The story tells the sacred story of Christmas as well. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a miserable but wealthy business man. He is selfish and treats everyone, even his own nephew, badly. Bob Cratchit is Ebeneezer Scrooge's nephew. Scrooge despises Christmas. He calls it, "Humbug!". Charles Dickens wrote his book during the Industrial Revolution, which is reflected in the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge. He is mean and hateful and could care less about his workers. In the story when two men came into his shop asking for a donation, Scrooge tells them that if they die it would just help the population problem. Bob Cratchit is Scrooge's nephew who works for him. He gets paid very little and can barely afford to support his fa