Ghost of Christmas Present

If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die?

Background. "If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die?" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 3). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. This quote is said by the second of the three spirits to [...]

2018-08-26T09:18:05+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want.

Background. "This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want." is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 3). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Quote said by The Ghost of Christmas Present to Ebenezer Scrooge. Taken from the following passage in Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol: “Oh, Man! look here. Look, look, down here!” exclaimed the Ghost. They were a boy and girl. [...]

2018-05-01T10:11:09+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |
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