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Christmas

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Deandrea gibbs
12/12/12
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A Christmas carol

The Three Spirits:

In the play a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the main theme of the play is that, you don’t know what you have until its gone. The first example of you don’t know what you have until its gone takes place when Scrooge has been taken back in time by the spirit of Christmas who takes him to a factory when he was just a young man. He sees him young self dancing and talking with his sweetheart who were engaged to each other to be married. Sweetheart (his girlfriend) said, “can you love me Ebenezer? I bring no dowry to my marriage only me only love. It is no currency that you can buy and sell with, but I can live with it can you?” [later scrooge responded, trying to talk to her] “No, no, it was not meant that way…!” (264) This quote clearly demonstrates the theme you don’t know what you have until its gone, because, Scrooges love for money cause him to lose a woman that he loves and cares about but he cant change that now its in the future it has already been done and now seeing what it was like he wants to take it back. In the next example Ebenezer Scrooge has been taken back to the past at his old school where you see his sister takes him home from school. Fan said, “ Brother dear brother I’ve come to bring you home for good and ever. Come with me, come now.” [later scrooge, talking to the spirit] “Let me watch them go? Let them be happy for a moment a delicate, delicate child. A breath might have withered her” (262). This quote clearly demonstrates the theme you don’t know what you have until its gone because he used to love his sister before she passed away but now he doesn’t really love his nephew and he is the only child that his sister ever had and she left him under his care. But now that he is brought back here its bringing back memories. In conclusion the main theme of the play “A Christmas carol” is you don’t know what you have until its gone....