Take a look at a few facts that reflect the historical and personal context of A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Eve, goblins kidnap Gabriel and, by showing him images of the past and the future, try to convince him that he must change his ways. Malthus was an economist who wrote that population growth would diminish the opportunities of the population. Are they still in operation? Elwes was a politician who was extremely frugal despite having incredible wealth. He reportedly dressed very poorly, rarely sought medical care and let his mansions crumble for lack of upkeep.
A Christmas Carol
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Fast Facts
Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in the novella. He is a cold and miserly old man. He is the owner of a London counting-house. During the novella he is visited by three spirits of Christmas in the hope of reversing his greedy, cold hearted approach to life and his fellow man. At the beginning of the novella Scrooge hates Christmas.
The film was produced through the process of motion capture , a technique used in Zemeckis's previous films The Polar Express and Beowulf. Due to its poor box-office performance, ImageMovers Digital was later shut down by Disney and re-absorbed into ImageMovers. In , on Christmas Eve in London , Ebenezer Scrooge , a miserly old businessman, does not share the merriment of Christmas. He declines his cheerful nephew Fred's invitation to his annual Christmas dinner party, and rejects two gentlemen's offer to collect money for charity. His loyal employee Bob Cratchit asks Scrooge to allow him to have a day off on Christmas Day to spend time with his family, to which Scrooge reluctantly agrees before leaving.