Explain why Dickens' A Christmas Carol is still relevant and popular today.

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Although it was published in 1843, A Christmas Carol remains popular because its key messages are as relevant today as they were in the Victorian era.

Take, for example, the character of Scrooge. Although his character is Victorian, his story highlights the importance of being kind, compassionate, and generous to others. These traits are timeless. No matter what era you live in, transforming your character to become a better person is just as important today as it was then. Scrooge's journey, therefore, remains a source of inspiration to others.

Similarly, A Christmas Carol remains relevant today because readers can identify with its portrayal of Christmas. Being surrounded by family and food, as we see in the Cratchits' celebration of Christmas in Stave Three, is very similar to how the holiday is celebrated today. Very little has changed, making it possible for modern audiences to relate to Dickens' portrayal of Christmas.

This brilliant and heartwarming book is clearly universal in terms...

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