At the beginning of the novella, Scrooge is a cold-hearted miser who despises Christmas.
Oct 30, K. Absolutely rated it it was ok Recommended to K. Ruthless in the sense that what he wants is only to make money and he does not care about the feelings of his employees and their families.
He also does foul business practices and he enjoys seeing his competitors close their shops.
There was a time when he drove one of his competitors to bankruptcy by clandestinely buying all the materials in the market so the poor winner his competitor in the bidding had to close shop so James Kier got the job for his co James Kier is a ruthless businessman.
There was a time when he drove one of his competitors to bankruptcy by clandestinely buying all the materials in the market so the poor winner his competitor in the bidding had to close shop so James Kier got the job for his company.
Then he marches to his competitor, calls him "donkey" and says that he should improve on his planning. One day, he is reading the newspaper and sees an obituary of himself.
What's in it makes him think of what he is doing in his life. So he asks his secretary to make a list of the people he has wronged and as he wants to make amends. Since the list is given 3 weeks before Christmas, he now refers this as his "Christmas List.
You see, James Kier and his secretary work very closely that the secretary knows almost everything about her boss. Sounds like very similar to the plot of Charles Dicken's The Christmas Carol minus of course the three ghosts.
Instead, the plot is filled with people who were like characters in a T. There is nothing to it really. It's just that they mouth terribly melodramatic words and they are there to highlight how opportunistic James Kier as a person not even as just a savvy businessman.
It is like James Kier is all evil and the other characters, the ones that have been wronged, are good if not like angels without wings.
Life does not normally work that way, right? There are always the good side and the bad side in everyone.
John Paul Evans' way of presenting his characters is what I am not so happy about his works: But the theme of repentance followed by redemption is there and oh what the hell, at some points in our lives, we all sat down on front of the television and watched afternoon series. Or like Coney Reyes in the recent hit T.
Having had first-hand experience with a relative that died of pancreatic cancer, I was disgusted with Evans' patently romanticized version of Sara Kier's death. One does not impart declarations of love and a pithy bon mot about how heaven-won't-be-heaven-if-you-are-not-there-my-love in the final stages of death by pancreatic cancer.
In reality Sara Kier would have been comatose. And the schmaltz doesn't end there Sara dies on Christmas Day Another point where I had a lot of trouble suspending disbelief was when Sara tells her son how good his father used to be, how he had wanted to be a social-worker, how he had been a just and upright man, it was only after he got swindled that he turned evil.
So Junior had never before heard this bit of family lore? What house did he grow up in? Was Sarah keeping it a secret? Call me crazy, but it seems like this family history should have come out much sooner, say the first time Junior expressed anger or frustration with his absentee father, maybe at age We are lead to believe that James Kier is real estate developer in Utah, and Mormonism is never mentioned I can't believe that Mormons in good standing aren't going to be a little wary of doing business with a man who appears to be an unrepentant sociopath.If it had to be horrible then you could write it as if you were the charity.
Because scrooge hated charities. Describe him as grumpy miserable bla schwenkreis.com was selfish he praised workhouses hated. have students write obituaries for Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge.
encourage students to write an obituary for Scrooge before they read the story and after they read it. invite students to write a diary entry about the Christmas Eve events from the point of view of Scrooge's nephew Fred. Scrooge, or, Marley's Ghost is a British short silent drama film, directed by Walter R.
Booth, featuring the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge confronted by Marley's ghost and given visions of Christmas past, present, and future, is the earliest known film adaptation of Charles Dickens 's novel A Christmas Carol.
He’s channeled his resentment into money grubbing as owner of a successful used car business, while pal Jake Marley got the talent, success — and Scrooge’s girl. May 01, · And then let any man explain to me, if he can, how it happened that Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change — not a knocker, but Marley’s face.
The first ghost is that of Marley, his former business partner, who warns him about the Have the students write Scrooge’s obituary. 22 Predict: At the end of Chapter 4 Scrooge says: ‘I’ll change my Documents Similar To A Christmas Carol Penguin Reader Guide.
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