Ayn Rand's Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
A satirical take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol using the perspective of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism with Robert Cratchit being the man visited by the three ghosts of Christmas and Ebenezer Scrooge the model citizen. More
In Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is transformed through the visits of one Ghost and three Spirits, and becomes a man who embodies the generosity and very spirit of Christmas. The story has been no less popular in our time, spawning theatrical and cinematic adaptations and reminding us, every December, what Christmas is about.
However, our nostalgia for the story itself has obscured what has changed within our culture. It is not Scrooge who should examine himself and his own actions, but that parasite upon society, Robert Cratchit. It is Scrooge who is today’s model citizen – frugal, hard-nosed, and independent of need.