History Literature / AChristmasCarol

6th Aug '17 9:28:24 PM Sammettik
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* AdaptationDistillation / AdaptedOut: AdaptationDistillation:



* The Cratchits have six children in the book, but adaptations often reduce the number to five, four or three.

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* ** The Cratchits have six children in the book, but adaptations often reduce the number to five, four or three.
29th Jul '17 5:32:13 PM KingLyger
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* MorallyBankruptBanker: Scrooge. Marley was one too when he was alive.

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* MorallyBankruptBanker: Scrooge. Marley was one too when he was alive.alive. Scrooge is at least honest with people's money, but he's such an old miserly jerk that everyone presumes he's morally corrupt.



* {{Neologism}}: The term "Scrooge" for a miser, especially a bitter one.

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* {{Neologism}}: The term "Scrooge" "scrooge" has become slang for a miser, especially a bitter one.



* TheOneThatGotAway: Belle.

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* TheOneThatGotAway: Belle. She dumped Scrooge after it became clear that he wasn't in love with her, just seeing her as one more promise he had to fulfill.



* PensieveFlashback: Possibly the TropeMaker.
* RedemptionEqualsLife: Scrooge changing his ways and becoming a better person not only saved him from dying the terrible death in the future he was shown but also iltimately saved his ''soul'' as well.

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* PensieveFlashback: Possibly the TropeMaker.
TropeMaker. In the span of one night, Scrooge sees not just his past, but the present, and what will be.
* RedemptionEqualsLife: Scrooge changing his ways and becoming a better person not only saved him from dying the terrible death in the future he was shown but also iltimately ultimately saved his ''soul'' as well.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Scrooge and Tiny Tim's deaths are seen and then averted.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Scrooge and Tiny Tim's deaths are seen seen, and then averted.



* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Scrooge learns this lesson thanks to the three ghosts.

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* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Scrooge learns this lesson thanks to the three ghosts. Being uncaring for his fellow man will doom Scrooge to being bitterly unhappy with what time he has left. Changing his mind vastly improves the quality of his life.



* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: He adds that falling in love is "the only thing in the world sillier than a merry Christmas."

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* ** SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: He adds that falling in love is "the only thing in the world sillier than a merry Christmas."



* {{Workaholic}}: Scrooge.

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* {{Workaholic}}: Scrooge.Scrooge is so adamant about working that he insists on working on Christmas Day. Bob has to point out that , since every other place is closed, he'll just be wasting money by coming in.
29th Jul '17 5:18:39 PM KingLyger
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* DeadPersonConversation: Scrooge has one with Jacob Marley.

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* DeadPersonConversation: Scrooge has one with Jacob Marley.Marley, where Marley informs Scrooge of just what awaits him if he keeps being such a crotchety old miser.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: Scrooge and Belle.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Scrooge and Belle.does not end up with Belle. The fact she dumped him around Christmastime helped contribute to his hatred of the holiday.



* DyingAlone: Scrooge's fate in the visions of Christmas to come.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Prevents the trope listed {{d|yingAlone}}irectly [[ViewersAreGoldfish above this one]].
* EasilyForgiven: Everyone who Scrooge has been tormenting for years forgives him instantly upon his HeelFaceTurn, with no sign of a thought of carrying a grudge. Potentially justified in that most of them are still Scrooges's employees or debtors and therefore might not want to risk turning him bad again by rejecting his change. They literally can not afford to not forgive him.

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* DyingAlone: Scrooge's fate in the visions of Christmas to come.
come. No one cares that he's dead; some even celebrate it. And he's only put in a grave as a matter of formality.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Prevents Scrooge vowing to change his ways and become a good man earns him a second chance at life, and it's so implied that he did manage to avoid the trope listed {{d|yingAlone}}irectly [[ViewersAreGoldfish above this one]].
same fate the Jacob Marley did.
* EasilyForgiven: Everyone who Scrooge has been tormenting for years forgives him instantly upon his HeelFaceTurn, with no sign of a thought of carrying a grudge. Potentially justified in that most of them are still Scrooges's Scrooge's employees or debtors debtors, and therefore might not want to risk turning him bad again by rejecting his change. They literally can not afford to not forgive him. Luckily for them that Scrooge's turn is legit.



* EvilUncle: Subverted with Scrooge. He's not necessarily evil, but he's truly a bitter man towards everyone, including his only living relative. He gets better in the end.
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: The visions encompassing several decades notwithstanding, the story takes place between close of business on December 24 and shortly after opening on December 26.

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* EvilUncle: Subverted with Scrooge. He's not necessarily evil, but he's truly a bitter man towards everyone, including his only living relative.relative Fred. He gets better in the end.
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: The visions encompassing several decades notwithstanding, the story takes place between close of business on December 24 24th, and ends shortly after opening on December 26.26th.



* FutureLoser: Sort of. He certainly loses ''something''.

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* FutureLoser: Sort of. He certainly loses ''something''.Scrooge isn't remembered with any fondness in the future shown to him by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.



* TheGrinch: Scrooge is probably the TropeCodifier.

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* TheGrinch: Scrooge is probably the TropeCodifier.TropeCodifier, even though [[{{Flanderization}} most adaptations of the story play up this trait more than the original work]].



* HeelFaceTurn: Scrooge. [[ItWasHisSled Duh]].
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Scrooge had several faults before his HeelFaceTurn but being a CorruptCorporateExecutive wasn't one of them. It was stated how good his word was when it was mentioned he was one of those who signed Jacob Marley's death certificate. So he's not dishonest; he's just ''heartless''.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Scrooge. [[ItWasHisSled Duh]].
But everybody already knows that]].
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Scrooge had several faults before his HeelFaceTurn HeelFaceTurn, but being a CorruptCorporateExecutive wasn't one of them. It was stated how good his word was when it was mentioned he was one of those who signed Jacob Marley's death certificate. So he's not dishonest; he's just ''heartless''.



* IHatePastMe: A classic example: upon witnessing them firsthand Scrooge is decidedly not proud of his past self's actions.

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* IHatePastMe: A classic example: upon witnessing them firsthand firsthand, Scrooge is decidedly not proud of his past self's actions.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Fred, Bob, and Tiny Tim compete to see who best exemplifies this.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Fred, Bob, Bob Crachit, and Tiny Tim compete to see who best exemplifies this.this. Fred is always jovial, Bob is a good man caught with a terrible boss, and Tiny Tim is purely innocent in every respect.



* JacobMarleyWarning: Jacob Marley represents what could happen to Scrooge if he doesn't mend his ways.

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* JacobMarleyWarning: Another TropeNamer. Jacob Marley represents what could happen to Scrooge if he doesn't mend his ways.
18th Jul '17 11:05:23 PM Pamina
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** Another common change used is having Scrooge visit the Crachits on Christmas Day to reveal his change of heart to them, when in the original story he spent the entire day at Fred's and Bob did not learn about his attitude change until the day after. Some versions work in ways to justify this - in the 1938 version Scrooge had previously fired Bob the day before, so he went to the Crachits' home to rehire him, while in Mickey's Christmas Carol Bob originally only had half a day off so Scrooge was visiting him before he attempted to head to the office later on.

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** Another common change used is having Scrooge visit the Crachits on Christmas Day to reveal his change of heart to them, when in the original story he spent the entire day at Fred's and Bob did not learn about his attitude change until the day after. Some versions work in ways to justify this - in the 1938 version Scrooge had previously fired Bob the day before, so he went to the Crachits' Cratchits' home to rehire him, while in Mickey's Christmas Carol Bob originally only had half a day off so Scrooge was visiting him before he attempted to head to the office later on.on.
* The Cratchits have six children in the book, but adaptations often reduce the number to five, four or three.
18th Jul '17 10:48:21 PM Pamina
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* AmbiguousGender: The Ghost of Christmas Past. Most adaptations make it a child to settle the confusion (it's harder to tell whether someone is male or female if it's a kid).

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* AmbiguousGender: The Ghost of Christmas Past. Most Past, who is also of {{Vague Age}}. Some adaptations make it a child to settle the confusion (it's harder to tell whether someone is male or female if it's a kid).kid), while others make it explicitly a man or a woman.



* IllGirl: Tiny Tim. Though the cause of his illness is never specified, tuberculosis, polio, or renal tubercular acidosis seem like good candidates. Rickets is another one. [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1340779 Medical papers on Tiny Tim]] are numerous.

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* IllGirl: [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Tiny Tim. Though the cause of his illness is never specified, tuberculosis, polio, or renal tubercular acidosis seem like good candidates. Rickets is another one. [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1340779 Medical papers on Tiny Tim]] are numerous.
18th Jul '17 10:45:14 PM Pamina
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* AgeLift: In the book Scrooge's sister Fan is younger than he is, but some adaptations make her older, so as to attribute their father's neglect of young Ebenezer to his [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blaming]] the boy for his mother's {{Death by Childbirth}}.



* TryingNotToCry: Mrs. Cratchit wants to show a strong face for her husband when he comes back from arranging Tim's burial.

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* TryingNotToCry: Mrs. Cratchit wants to show a strong face for her husband when he comes back from arranging Tim's burial.burial and hides her tears by claiming that the color of the fabric she's sewing [[SandInMyEyes hurts her eyes.]]



* AgeLift: The 2001 AnimatedAdaptation depicts Scrooge as middle-aged, rather than the elderly man every other version makes him.

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* AgeLift: AgeLift:
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The 2001 AnimatedAdaptation depicts Scrooge as middle-aged, rather than the elderly man every other version makes him.him.
** In the book Scrooge's sister Fan is younger than he is, but some adaptations make her older, so as to attribute their father's neglect of young Ebenezer to his [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blaming]] the boy for his mother's {{Death by Childbirth}}.
18th Jul '17 10:41:28 PM Pamina
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* AgeLift: Some adaptations go back and forth between Fan being older or younger than Scrooge.

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* AgeLift: Some adaptations go back and forth between In the book Scrooge's sister Fan being older or is younger than Scrooge.he is, but some adaptations make her older, so as to attribute their father's neglect of young Ebenezer to his [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blaming]] the boy for his mother's {{Death by Childbirth}}.
9th Jun '17 9:30:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PensieveFlashback: Possibly the TropeMaker.



* PensieveFlashback: Possibly the TropeMaker.
8th May '17 1:53:55 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* WhamShot: One of the most famous in history--Scrooge's grave.
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