Thesis Essay- a Christmas Carol

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Very often when a popular novel published it is turned into a movie a little later. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a very popular original story about a man named Scrooge who is flooded with greed. It’s around Christmas time and Scrooge is told by the spirit of his old partner, Jacob Marley, that he will be visited by three ghosts. These ghosts are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. They all show him different events of his life to try and change him, some good and some not so great. But, in the end, they were successful; Scrooge had changed into a kind and generous old man. Many movies were made of this book and, since this was a classic, all the filmmakers had to have the major details Dickens wrote to make it as special as the vintage book itself. After reading Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, I think that the filmmakers did stay true to Dickens’ words.

One reason I believe the filmmakers did stay true to Dickens' words is the appearance of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come did stay mutual between the book and the films, Scrooged and Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol. In the book, Dickens wrote that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is a tall phantom (Dickens 50). All the filmmakers took that and made sure to have towering phantoms looking down on Scrooge in their movies (Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol; Scrooged). Also, Dickens’ wrote that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has on a long, loose, dark robe that shadowed his face and almost everything else (Dickens 50). The filmmakers did remember to have their Ghosts of Christmas Yet to Come wear a long a long, loose, dark robe that covered the phantoms body and face (Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol; Scrooged). However, Dickens did write that only the phantoms on hand could be seen, and all the filmmakers added that important detail to the Ghosts of Christmas Yet to Come in their movies (Dickens 50; Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol; Scrooged). The appearance...
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