History YMMV / AChristmasCarol

18th Feb '16 1:18:01 AM Shadowgazer
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** On the other hand it is made clear that most people who have debts to him have no possible presents for each other other than used napkins. The various adaptations make it clear tha he charges people a fortune for old and disrepaired houses nowhere near their true value, has his worker slave away for a meager salary and has a monopoly over the market. Of course this all legal, simply because the laws did not bother to prevent people from charging as much as they pleased without caring about ancient statures such as "objective value". That is why politicians are punished as horribly as corrupt businessmen.
* FairForItsDay: Back at the time Dickens wrote this, it was considered highly progressive as [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped it showed the audience that they are obligated to help disabled people to survive and that the idea that people with disabilities should be killed or allowed to die was heartless]]. However, some disability rights activists today take issue with the portrayal of [[LittlestCancerPatient Tiny Tim]] as DisabledMeansHelpless- essentially a magical cripple who exists solely to elicit pity from Scrooge and the audience.

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** On the other hand it is made clear that most people who have debts to him have no possible presents for each other other than used napkins. The various adaptations make it clear tha he charges people a fortune for old and disrepaired houses nowhere near their true value, has his worker slave away for a meager salary and has a monopoly over the market. Of course this all legal, simply because the laws did not bother to prevent people from charging as much as they pleased without caring about ancient statures such as "objective value". That is why politicians are punished as horribly as corrupt businessmen.
businessmen in the afterlife.
* FairForItsDay: Back at the time Dickens wrote this, it was considered highly progressive as [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped it showed the audience that they are obligated to help disabled people to survive and that the idea that people with disabilities should be killed or allowed to die was heartless]]. However, some disability rights activists today take issue with the portrayal of [[LittlestCancerPatient Tiny Tim]] as DisabledMeansHelpless- essentially a magical cripple who exists solely to elicit pity from Scrooge and the audience.audience, despite the fact that poverty was the primary reason for his helplessness and possibly for his disability.



* MoralEventHorizon: The three spirits make Scrooge himself go through his past to realize how far his actions have gone, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows him [[BadFuture the consequences of crossing this line]]. What Scrooge sees, especially the aftermath of Tiny Tim's death, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone truly horrifies him]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: The three spirits make Scrooge himself go through his past to realize how far his actions have gone, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows him [[BadFuture the consequences of crossing this line]].line, by continuing to take advantage of the destitute and stealing with the tolerance of the law]]. What Scrooge sees, especially the aftermath of Tiny Tim's death, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone truly horrifies him]].
18th Feb '16 1:12:10 AM Shadowgazer
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** On the other hand it is made clear that most people who have debts to him have no possible presents for each other other than used napkins. The various adaptations make it clear tha he charges people a fortune for old and disrepaired houses nowhere near their true value, has his worker slave away for a meager salary and has a monopoly over the market. Of course this all legal, simply because the laws did not bother to prevent people from charging as much as they pleased without caring about ancient statures such as "objective value". That is why politicians are punished as horribly as corrupt businessmen.
29th Dec '15 1:08:02 PM FilmFreak
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** There is also the fact that Marley off-handedly tells Scrooge in the book [[ParanoiaFuel this isn't the first time he's wandered the halls of his house as a ghost.]]
28th Dec '15 7:24:27 AM Temmere
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** Jorkin himself, a charming, jovial unrepentant embezzler who gets away scot free having groomed Scrooge and Marley, playing on their greed and misanthropy, to become his BastardUnderstudies.

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** Jorkin himself, a charming, jovial unrepentant embezzler who gets away scot free having groomed Scrooge and Marley, playing on their greed and misanthropy, to become his BastardUnderstudies.[[BastardUnderstudy Bastard Understudies]].
* MemeticMutation: "Bah, humbug!"
24th Dec '15 10:54:57 AM SeriousBurns
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** Jorkin himself, a charming, jovial unrepentant embezzler who gets away scot free having groomed Scrooge and Marley, playing on their greed and misanthropy, to become his BastardUnderstudies.
18th Dec '15 11:15:05 AM CJCroen1393
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*** Jacob Marley too, considering the fact that postmortem he was left with [[AndIMustScream the most agonizing fate imaginable]] and while [[LaserGuidedKarma he only has himself to blame]] (and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone blame himself]] he does), you can't even enjoy the karma because the poor guy is in so much pain and has come to regret it all so much.
14th Dec '15 7:46:31 AM Hodor2
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** Scrooge was a miserly, cynical man, but what were his actual ''crimes'' against people? We're supposed to hate him because he's a rich/successful businessman who wants to do what he wants with his own money.
14th Dec '15 7:42:22 AM GunarmDyne
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** Scrooge was a miserly, cynical man, but what were his actual ''crimes'' against people? We're supposed to hate him because he's a rich/successful businessman who wants to do what he wants with his own money.
14th Dec '15 7:36:36 AM Hodor2
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* DesignatedHero: Bob Cratchett is considered the "good guy" of the story, but he basically does nothing other than sit around and ''hope'' things improve for him or his family vs. actually doing out and ''doing'' something to get a better job during a time when new businesses were springing up all over the place thanks to the Industrial Revolution.
14th Dec '15 7:31:55 AM GunarmDyne
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* DesignatedHero: Bob Cratchett is considered the "good guy" of the story, but he basically does nothing other than sit around and ''hope'' things improve for him or his family vs. actually doing out and ''doing'' something to get a better job during a time when new businesses were springing up all over the place thanks to the Industrial Revolution.
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