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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

Movie Review: A Christmas Carol

Movie Review: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a great movie to watch during the Christmas season. Not only does it involve Christmas and all the goods that come with it, but it also shows how someone can grow to like something they hated.

Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the main characters in this movie. He is a huge hater on Christmas and does not have any sympathy towards it in any sense. One night when Scrooge was finished up with dinner, his former business partner Jacob Marley visits him in spirit. Marley lets Scrooge know that if he doesn’t change up his behavior he will suffer for eternity. Scrooge wasn’t having it and told Marley to leave and take his spirit with him. The next night Scrooge goes to bed, he is visited by three different spirits. The ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future.

At 1 o’clock, the ghost of Christmas past shows Scrooge his lonely and gloomy childhood. He then sees himself as a happy young man at a Christmas party with Mr. Fezziwig, his first employer. Lastly, he is shown when his fiancée, Belle, left him, because he cared more about money than love. At 2 o’clock the second spirit the ghost of Christmas present takes Scrooge to his nephew’s house where everyone is having fun and playing games but also making fun of Scrooge. The spirit shows Bob Cratchit’s tiny home on Christmas Day. Cratchit makes a toast to Scrooge’s health. But everyone else around was talking about how rude and mean Scrooge is. The spirit tells Scrooge that unless the future changes, Cratchit’s son  Tiny Tim will die.

At 3 o’clock the ghost of Christmas future shows Scrooge a young child that is guessed to be Christmas future. Scrooge is shown several conversations about people discussing the death of a lonely old miser. The spirit takes Scrooge to a shop and shows the dead man’s clothes and household item being sold while the man lies dead and alone. The ghost finally shows Scrooge his own tombstone and Scrooge realizes that the lonely man whose death is being celebrated rather than mourned is himself.

From Scrooge experiencing all of these realizations and emotions he really thinks hard about the way he acts. Scrooge changes his way of thought and his behaviors for the better. He starts to enjoy this time of year and involve himself in the traditions with the family. Scrooge is now happy with where he is at in life and isn’t all about his money and himself. 

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