Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, Ebenezer ...

... In Defense of Scrooge. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... Scrooge is not given to brooding and shows absolutely no sign of depression or conflict. Whether he wished to or not, Dickens has made Scrooge by far the most intelligent character in his fable, and Dickens credits his creation with having nothing "fancy" about him. So we conclude that, in his undemonstrative way, Scrooge is productive and satisfied with his lot, which is to say happy.

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