The plot of this Christmas story can be told very quickly actually. Scrooge spends Christmas in a very special way. In the night he encounters three ghosts. They kidnap the old man in ghostly fantasy worlds. These encounters transform the old man in a good way. At the end of the story, Scrooge is heartless no more. He awakes completely different person. He obtained through different experiences in fantasy worlds, feelings of compassion and mercy. He has become a man with a soft heart back in reality, who has realized the true meaning of life and love. So he decides to celebrate a Christmas party together with his nephew. That’s how his new life begins.
The figure of the main character is very realistic written. From the first pages, you not only despise Scrooge. In some moments you can feel sympathy for him. Actually, he is not completely bad. Honestly, he is a more tragic and sad figure. And the magical fantasy worlds which he encounters explain that a lot.
Charles Dickens has obviously written more complex texts (the Oliver Twist or David Copperfield for example). But no matter of that A Christmas Carol in Prose has its own charm. It is especially popular among children. There are many film adaptations of this short book. A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas – will give you a very memorable reading. Do not miss it.