File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 118


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 18:25:15 GMT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Questions about "A Christmas Carol"


Being almost 18 years older than Ebenezer Scrooge, I can give this advice to all ages;

Whatever else you do, just keep moving, Once you are sedentary, it is a lot harder life.

Most puppeteers already know this is so.


-----Original Message-----
From: HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:25 AM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Questions about "A Christmas Carol"

Not the point. Redeeming him is not all there is going on. The point is,  
how much good can he still do in the world before he dies? That is always the 
 point. At some moment (hopefully) in most people's lives, they look back  
and say "What have I done that made it worth while putting me on this 
earth?"  Then they can either look forward and say, "Well, maybe not so much, but 
from  now on, I shall do better." Or they divorce their mate, find another 
one, buy a  convertible, let the top down, and drive around letting the wind 
tousle their  thinning locks. 
 
And even then, redeeming Scrooge, who had the potential even at the  
extremely advanced age of 60 of making so many people's lives better and  happier, 
 
"He did it all, and
infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die,  he was
a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a
master, and  as good a man, as the good old city knew, or
any other good old city, town,  or borough, in the good old
world."
 
was not the whole point. England was also old. Might one not think Scrooge  
was an allegorical figure for England? England had forgotten how to 
celebrate  Christmas. Was England worth redeeming, even though it was old? And hey, 
 Christmas is old. Was it worth redeeming?
 
Cheers,
Alice
 
 
In a message dated 9/6/2009 12:05:07 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
octorilla-AT-gmail.com writes:

How old  *is *Scrooge?

If he's 60 or more (in this time period) he is most  likely going to die
soon. Most people and productions play him as a generic  old.

However, I must put forward; what is the point of redeeming some  one who's
time on earth is  waning?

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