The first edition of A Christmas Carol was introduced in 1843 and the movie version was first let out in 1938. Interesting huh? Well here is a very fun fact about Charles Dickens, the writer of this novel, he always insisted on sleeping with his bed aligned north-south, with his head pointing north. He also had a pet raven called Grip which he had stuffed when it died in 1841. These are a couple of facts that I found very interesting and a little different. In this report I’m going to write about the three ghosts and three things about how they are different in the movie than in the book. In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, the character Scrooge symbolizes greed and all the consequences that come along with greed. In this Scrooge is a lonely and unhappy person. Scrooge is set on an emotional journey through the past, present and future to find the true qualities of life. The first ghost I’m going to talk about is The Ghost of Christmas Past. This is the Ghost of Christmas Past - Scrooge's own past. The ghost has a strange changing form and gives out brilliant light. With it Scrooge revisits the scenes of his earlier life. The ghost is different in three ways because one of the ways is how they travel. In the book I thought they traveled my foot not by flying and that surprised me by how fast they flew in the movie. Another is how the ghost looked, I thought he would look more human like and not as much as a ball of fire. One more is that I thought he would talk more. The second is The Ghost of Christmas Present. This spirit is the Ghost of Christmas Present. It is a great giant, dressed in a green robe (a little like a green version of our Father Christmas) and surrounded by piles of food. The three things about The Ghost of Christmas Past is that he laughed a lot more in the movie than in the book. Another is that I didn’t know that they traveled around in a building and not my flying because I thought they flew in this stave. Lastly is that he is much louder in the movie than in my head with the novel because in the book I thought that he would talk a little quieter but just as much.
The third ghost and last ghost I’m going to compare is The Ghost of Christmas Future. In this chapter Scrooge is again taken to places he does not know. The spirit is more like the kind of ghost we meet in conventional ghost stories. It is a hooded phantom, its face is unseen and it points at things but does not speak. I didn’t think they would go on such of an adventure with going to all the places which scrooge did not know. Another is how he did not talk the whole time he just pointed and directed everything but in the book I thought he mumbled a little bit of words, anyway it was pretty cool if you asked me. In the end of this novel Scrooge finds out the true meaning of Christmas and is very nice about his life and grateful for what he has instead of being greedy.