Self Awareness- And Marley’s Chain

In Charles Dicken’s story  A Christmas Carol we have said that the chains that Jacob Marley wears around his waist  represent bad acts from the past. Or perhaps even bad memories from the past. For Scrooge this starts with his fathers rejection of him.  At the heart of this story is the idea that each person has a choice in each moment to do good things, to feel happy, to forgive, to be generous, no matter what has happened in your life each of us has this choice in everymoment .

Dicken’s words  I bear the chain I forged in life… link by link seem to indicate that if any awareness is to take place it starts with ideal of personal responsibility.

Do you think it is possible to have done bad and selfish things and change? What about if you have suffered in the past, if bad things have happened to you can you move forward and decide to steer your own life to happiness. Can you get over the bad things that have happened to you? What do you think you have to do to move forward past bad memories? Is it hard to make these changes? What do you need to do to make these kind of changes? Could have Scrooge gotten past his unhappy childhood and chosen to be happy?  1938-xmas-marley

10 responses

  1. Leeniyah

    Yes i think you can change.If you change you will see how that feel.All you have to do is got out with your friend and you will have a good time.When you have some hurting you do have to forget about it but dont be mad at every body. I think it is possible to do this. But it is not easy.

    December 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  2. jahmein

    you can change to a good person if you are a live

    December 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  3. Rolando

    I think i can change by keep on going to counseling and tutoring me. I have suffered when my uncle past away i stop thinking about it by i had fun with favorite cousin. I do think it is possible for people to change but it is a lot of work. Only some people will do this

    December 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  4. Jordan

    no I do not thing people can do good if thay are selfish and only cair abot thair self. dicken’s stoy is based on hes childhood and it is rele to the gost relled vized Scrooge the 4 gost are a lesin to Scrooge. He wus a bad man to poor people the firsed gost told Scrooge he is linking a cane hem self.

    December 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  5. Mark

    Yes. I think it is possable that you can change later on your life. You can change by getting over it you oniley choulde get over it. Don’t let enaeneyone tell you that you can’t change. Don’t let yourself get miserable and miserable in your life barther you in the rest of your life. You can change any time that you whan’t. To change you have to talk to other peolple an d then maybe you can get over it.

    December 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  6. Chris

    Yes and no in a way some people can.Charles Dicken’s story was based on his childhood and he was good. But some poeple can’t lick scrooge had a bad life he was mean because his dad did not want him around and that affectd his life. some people had a bad life but they have a chanch to choose to have a good or bad life. I did a cupe of bad things in my life but you have to movie on i am not a good person but you can be i understand if you can’t do it but you don’t want to end up like me be live me to when i tell you that.

    December 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  7. Kayshanna

    1. yes i think you can change and get over all the bad things.2. And you can forget all the bad memories. 3. you can share things.4. you can help pore people. 5. you can be kind.

    December 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  8. zaquan grant

    Iam goin to chage by thinking of other people. Not just my self

    December 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  9. Winta

    1. I think that people can change but like scrooge he could not get over his father rejection.
    2. I think it is possible that scrooge can get over his father rejection but he choses not to forget it.
    3. I think scrooge could be happy but just still keep the harsh memories in his heart.
    4. I think it is hard for scrooge to get over really hard times.
    5. I think scrooge has to make up a lot of things because he was really stingy and really mean.
    6. I think scrooge could of chose to be happy but he did not.

    December 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  10. allen

    do you think it is possible to have done bad and selfish thing and chang yes because mostly I punch someone and i clam down and i apologize to him and move on.what about if you have suffere in the past if bad things have happen to you I will be sad.look at the picker of my mom . yes it hard. yes if scrooge what to be happy.

    December 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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