As Christmas time approaches, I have fancied myself upon a tradition of reading the classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken. This story is about a main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, a very rich miser who will forgo the immediate comforts of life, to reduce any and all expenses, fulfilling the proverb, How much is enough? One more dollar than I currently have.
This story also impresses upon me a Christian influence, and I adore the opening, which very vividly explains that Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s life-long business partner, had died. The details of his death are not known, but the assurance of his passing is pronounced. The story begins seven years after the death of Jacob. Seven, being a symbolic number in Christianity, as I see Dickens portraying a seven year cycle of completeness.
As I have read A Christmas Carol through the years, I began to see other…
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