A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Christy Mak 12/21/15 Period three Scrooge Changes In the story, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge is the main character. In the beginning of the story, he is shown as an old miser counting and gripping his money in the counting house. Later on, Scrooge’s dead business partner, Marley, has visited Scrooge from the grave while being bounded in chains to warn Scrooge to change his ways or suffer the same fate. Soon, three ghosts are sent to visit Scrooge to show him scenes that would help Scrooge learn and change his attitude before it’s too late. During this trip with Past, Present and Future, Scrooge realizes that he was wrong about money bringing happiness and that it truly comes from family, love and kindness from others. He begs Future for a second chance and promises to be another man. After his encounter with the three ghosts, Scrooge wakes up with not only a new attitude towards Christmas, but a new personality. By the end of the story, Scrooge has become a new man. In the beginning of the story, Scrooge is shown to be ill-tempered, solitary, cold-hearted and cheap. First Scrooge is ill-tempered. For example, on Christmas Eve, a boy comes carolling outside Scrooge’s counting house. Instead of cheering or applauding the boy, Scrooge whacks the window scaring the boy. This shows that Scrooge is ill-tempered because he easily gets angry over such a small annoyance and responds in an aggressive manner. In addition, On Christmas Eve while Scrooge is
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