A Christmas Carol | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by William E. Morris

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of A Christmas Carol.
This section contains 4,001 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William E. Morris

Critical Essay by William E. Morris

SOURCE: "The Conversion of Scrooge: A Defense of That Good Man's Motivation," in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. III, No. 1, Fall, 1965, pp. 46-55.

In the following essay, Morris examines Ebenezer Scrooge's "conversion" in A Christmas Carol. According to Morris, "Dickens does not intend Scrooge's awakening to be a promise for all covetous old sinners, but only a possibility to be individually hoped for. "

As everyone knows, being called a "scrooge" is bad. When labeled like this, one is considered "a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone . . . Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and selfcontained, and solitary as an oyster." In reality, and in short, one is a party-pooper, afflicted with general overtones of inhumanity.

This is...

(read more)

This section contains 4,001 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William E. Morris