Literature A Christmas Carol Discussion

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lalalei2001
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12:36:40 AM Dec 31st 2017
Should we put the adaptations with pages at the top of the page for easier reading since it's Adaptation Overdosed? The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde does that.
jamespolk
12:44:05 AM Dec 31st 2017
That might be better, yes.
lalalei2001
12:45:55 AM Dec 31st 2017
I'd alreayd done that but I think we were editing at the same time and it overlapped. *fixes*
jamespolk
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12:13:07 AM Dec 31st 2017
edited by jamespolk
Deleted Easily Forgiven. The only characters that meet Scrooge after his Heel–Face Turn are Bob, Fred, and the charity guy. Fred has nothing to forgive him for, having said himself that Scrooge's sourness hurts nobody but Scrooge. And Bob Cratchit has just been given a raise and the prospect of career advancement so him forgiving Scrooge makes sense enough. The charity guy of course is happy because Scrooge gave him a large donation.
jamespolk
12:24:56 AM Dec 31st 2017
edited by jamespolk
Also deleted Love Makes You Evil and Unable to Support a Wife. Although it is often said in adaptations that Scrooge started out in business intending to make money for Belle, it isn't said in the book, and we don't even meet Belle until the scene where she dumps Scrooge.
reteov
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08:57:26 PM Dec 14th 2012
edited by reteov
About the mentions of Corrupt Corporate Executive, I can't really see it with Ebenezer. Yes, he's obsessed with profit, and is the definition of a miser, but I can't really see the "Corrupt." After all, he treats himself no better than he treats others.

Of course, Scrooge and Marley was a partnership, which became a sole proprietorship once Marley passed on, so "Corporate" would not likely be accurate, either.
RobinAdams
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10:43:38 AM Dec 29th 2010
I've moved these comments from under Alternative Character Interpretation here, to prevent the main page going into thread mode.

  • You are absoloutely evil.
  • Hey, wait just a minute. Since when do businessmen want to pay workers what they're worth?

Businessmen like Scrooge in the 1840s certainly did not pay their employees what they were worth - that is, the price that their labour would fetch on a free market. Instead, there were "gentlemen's agreements" that acted like reverse unions - employers would get together and decide what they were going to pay their staff, in order to keep wages low.
Phenolatukas
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12:50:14 PM Dec 3rd 2010
How come this lacks a charecter page?
MrDeath
01:00:53 PM Dec 3rd 2010
Because nobody's made it yet. And it's spelled 'character'
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