A Christmas Carol: the redemption plot

ChristmasCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story about the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. It has become a staple of Christmas for the English speaking world. It’s also one of the most well-known – if not the most well-known – example of the redemption plot.

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Violence in storytelling

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I was recently discussing the effects of violence in video games and I thought it might be interesting to tackle this from a different angle. The debate about the effects of violence in stories has been covered in-depth and appears to be ongoing. I see a lot less coverage about the storytelling aspect.

Why is there violence in storytelling at all?

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