The Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed

Dickens’ Spirit of Christmas spoke the un-sugar-coated truth then, and what was said then is still true today.

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“One major theme in A Christmas Carol was rooted in Charles Dickens’ observations of the plight of the children of London’s poor. In 1839 it was estimated that nearly half of all funerals in London were for children under the age of ten. Those who survived grew up without education or resource and virtually no chance to escape the cycle of poverty. Dickens felt that this cycle of poverty could only be broken through education.” (Perdue)

Spiry of Christmas Present

Spirit,” said Scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, “tell me if Tiny Tim will live.”

I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.”

No, no,” said Scrooge. “Oh, no, kind Spirit! say he will be spared.”

If these shadows remain unaltered by the…

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