‘’A Christmas Carol’’, the best known Charles Dickens’ book, was first published on 19th December 1843, Victorian London. It is a novella about a penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his metamorphose after being visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a small businessman. He is really mean, arrogant and has a cynical sense of humour. Scrooge strongly believes that Christmas is just an excuse for people to miss work and for idle to expect handouts. His life routine changes inn the slip when he is visited by his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that if he continues live so selfishly, he will spend eternity wearing the chains that his greed has built. After that three other ghosts visit Scrooge – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Ghosts show his error in valuing money over people. Scrooge is frightened by the bleak picture of his life and promises to change his ways. In the morning Ebenezer wakes up ass a totally different man. He is a jolly, sensitive and charitable person. He turns into a man he promised the ghost he would become.
The moral of the story is that money does not make people happy. Most of them ju
So, if you are mean and hard as Scrooge it is the best time to change yourself, while it is not too late. Remember that money is ‘’slippery’’ thing – you can quickly run out of them. As Charles Dickens said ‘’there iss no pockets in shrouds’’, so do not work all days and nights for the reason to earn mountains of cash. It is enough to have money to pay your rent, buy movie ticket and Big Mac meal at McDonalds’ restaurant. Live your life, think twice before you make a decision and enjoy every single minute with your friends and family, because nothing lasts forever