Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol Il Canto di Natale (A Christmas Carol), noto anche come Cantico di Natale o Ballata di Natale, è una delle opere più famose e popolari di Charles Dickens (1812-1870). (1 pagine formato doc)

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece.
It is the story of mean financier called Ebenezer Scrooge that hates all the festivities, particularly Christmas, because during holidays he can’t earn any money. Angry for his reason, he obliges his employee Bob Cratchit to work the day after Christmas too.

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Moreover, he reacts badly to the wishes of the people and especially of his grandchild Fred, son of his dead sister. Scrooge’s only important companionship is his strong-box, and for this attachment to money, the people of the city don’t like him.
The night before Christmas the ghost of his friend and associate Marley, barred with balks and padlocks, visit the financier, advising him that if he doesn’t change his life style he will have very heavy and long sufferings.

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Then, Marley announces the visitations of 3 ghosts: the spirit of the past, the spirit of the present and the spirit of the future Christmases. The passage to the future Christmas is important; here Scrooge assists to his funeral and finally apprehends that his maniacal love for money will bring him the hate of all the people in the city.