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“A Christmas Carol” the classic Dickens tale presented by the English Drama Club

On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, the English Drama Club presented the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol.”

The English Drama Club is composed of both Gymnasium and Lyceum students and the proceeds from the performances go to charity. This year, the money that was collected was offered to the non-profit organization “Open Arms Hug,” which supports children with chronic illnesses.

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It was December 19, 1843, when “The Christmas Carol,” the novel of Charles Dickens was first published.

The plot is well known to everyone, even if they have not read the novel. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly tight-fisted elderly man, feels no sympathy for any individual in his immediate environment. The only thing he cares about is money and he despises Christmas, which just adds an extra year to his age without making him wealthier.

On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley, who is also miserly and tight-fisted, visits him and tries to warn him to change his ways so Scrooge doesn’t end up like him. In continuation, three ghosts of Christmas visit him and point out the mistakes he has made in life. Following this experience, Scrooge changes his behavior and becomes the greatest benefactor in his town!