Our #Smallthingslikethese #litcircle did a deep podcast discussion on the themes and inspirations of the #ClairKeegan novel. Listen to us break down the main ideas of this Christmas Carol retelling and share our meaningful insights on the message of empathy in a patriarchal and poverty-ridden society.
Having also read Small Things Like These, I agree that the overarching theme is charity although there are darker undertones. I also found that this story follows the general format of A Christmas Carol, where Bill Furlong and Scrooge are similar characters. Both Scrooge and Furlong go from frugal to very giving.