Watched animated version of Dickens Scrooge the other week. It was quite good, but what really came across was some of the attitudes indicated in the script. The Script seemed to be keeping to the book and all the other versions of the story in that it portrayed the basic viewpoint we have all come to know that seemed to exist in the 19th century towards being poor-the poor were undeserving.

Dickens wrote some of his stories weekly in a magazine as Boz. Yet some of the story line in the animation seemed to come straight from the pages of recent newspapers here in the 21st century-so unbelievingly modern. Did Charles Dickens have ESP. The world over the poor are classed the same, to the rich there is no class system. Its a wonder no one put actors in modern clothes in a modern setting and called a play Scrooge.

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