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A Christmas Carol: riassunto in inglese del Canto di Natale di Dickens

18 dicembre 2018

Il Canto di Natale in inglese: il riassunto svolto di A Christmas Carol

Uno dei racconti più belli da leggere e studiare durante il periodo natalizio è sicuramente Il Canto di Natale di Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol in inglese). La storia, pubblicata nel 1843, è uno degli esempi di critica di Dickens alla società ed è anche una delle più famose e commoventi storie sul Natale nel mondo. Narra della conversione del vecchio e tirchio Ebenezer Scrooge, visitato nella notte di Natale da tre spiriti (il Natale del passato, del presente e del futuro). Non hai fatto in tempo a leggerlo e devi svolgere un riassunto in inglese di A Christmas Carol? Niente panico perché noi di ScuolaZoo l'abbiamo svolto per te!! Se invece cerchi un riassunto del Canto di Natale in italiano, non perdere:

Il Canto di Natale: riassunto in inglese svolto di A Christmas Carol

The story is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy greedy old man who hates Christmas. At the beginning of the book he is a mean old man who runs a business lending people money. These people are poor and often cannot pay him back. He pays his clerk Bob Cratchit badly. He rejects a Christmas dinner invitation and refuses to give offerings to the poor. He obliges his employee Cratchit to work until late on Christmas Eve and he sends his nephew away, Fred, who wanted to spend Christmas with him. According to Scrooge, Christmas is just a waste of money and time. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s former partner, Jacob Marley, dead seven years before, visits him in the form of a ghost. At night, Marley appears again and says to old Scrooge to change his way of living if he doesn’t want to share his fate: Marley, indeed, is damned to an endless wandering because of his greediness when alive. He tells him Three Spirits will come to him over the next night. Scrooge falls asleep and during the night, he meets three spirits: the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, that show Scrooge how his mean behavior has affected those around him. The first ghost is the Ghost of Christmas Past. This ghost reminds him his affection for his mother and his sister and that Fred is the only relative of his who is alive. The spirit shows him where he went wrong in the past, showing him his unhappy childhood and how he did not get married. The second ghost is the Ghost of Christmas Present. This ghost shows him things which are happening now, such as how his clerk, Bob Cratchit, is having a nice Christmas despite not having much money. He also shows him Bob's youngest son, Tiny Tim, who is crippled. Later, the ghost brings him to his nephew Fred’s home: he is having lunch with some relatives and friends while making fun of Scrooge for his greediness. The last phantom, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, shows Scrooge what Christmas will be like in the future if he does not change. Firstly, people are shown celebrating a man's death and robbing from his house. The ghost also shows him that Tiny Tim has died because his father didn’t earn enough money to afford medicines. Scrooge desperately implores the spirits to change his fate, promising to honor Christmas and to become a good man. He suddenly finds himself in his bed. Scrooge is then shown his own grave, and realizes that the celebrations were for his death. On Christmas morning, Scrooge wakes up and realizes that he has to change. He decides to celebrate Christmas, and treats Tiny Tim as if he were his own child, gives gifts to the poor and shows generosity and kindness to every human being he meets. Through the ghosts' help he becomes a better man. (Credits immagini: Feltrinelli - Pixabay)

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