By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 0553897055

ISBN-13: 9780553897050


One of the best-loved and such a lot quoted tales of "the guy who invented Christmas"-English author Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched thousands of hearts since.

Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge hasn't ever met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and rarely a guy he does. And he hates Christmas such a lot of all. whilst Scrooge is visited by way of his outdated companion, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas previous, Christmas current, and yuletide but to return, he learns everlasting classes of charity, kindness, and goodwill. adventure a real Victorian Christmas!

A miser learns the real which means of Christmas while 3 ghostly viewers evaluate his previous and foretell his destiny.

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The circulation of these images in other Donnean poems that imagine an ideal way of life underscores their great resonance for the poet. ” In the epistle’s final paragraph Donne works an elegant panegyric reversal of his lengthy moral counsel. He asserts that he has learned his ethics from Wotton himself: “But, Sir, I’advise not you, I rather doe / Say o’er those lessons, which I learn’d of you” (ll. 63–64). The poem further complicates its view of man’s proper relation to the social world by moving from recommending a particular form of mobility in life’s metaphorical “journey” to praising Wotton’s conduct as an actual traveler.

Having disposed of prevailing approaches to religious allegiance, Donne begins afresh with a second, unconventional triad composed of extreme figures who reject and accept all the religious sects plus the poet’s vision of the true mean adumbrated in the poem’s final exhortative section. Unlike the preceding characters, the two extreme figures in this second triad, Phrygius and Graccus, do not evade the problem posed by religious diversity through superficial preferences for the various national churches: Carelesse Phrygius doth abhorre All, because all cannot be good, as one Knowing some women whores, dares marry none.

Donne often contrasts reckless desperation and cowardice as dual extremes opposed to courage. ”10 The satire’s oxymoronic “desperate coward” is a new version of Aristotle’s rash man. 13–14). 11 Donne’s “desperate coward” similarly collapses the distinction between the two extremes: he “seem[s] bold” in recklessly fighting in “forbidden warres” but is afraid to fight the spiritual battle “appointed” by God (ll. 12 Donne’s list of the various kinds of “desperate coward,” a gallery of sixteenth-century character types, underscores their extremism.

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