This text states that Scrooge was extremely greedy; an example of his greediness would be when the people that were asking for donations visited, he straight up told them he didn’t believe in charity for the sake of the government supplied help to those in need. From the reading, I know that Scrooge was impolite as when he insulted his nephew’s wife and their marriage for it involved love. This article explicitly states him as being a cold-hearted, uncaring, and selfish person when he gave Christmas day off to his employee, and thereupon he says it is the only day of the year his employee can rob him.
The next anecdote that follows that, it says he wouldn’t even give his clerk a fire to keep warm, so his clerk used a candle hoping to stay warm. Based on what I read he had a pointed nose and frost on his head and was always a grumpy elderly man. Nevertheless, he always had a reason to discourage a human being. When the ghost of Christmas past came it showed him where he used to live when he was younger and there were fields on both sides of the road and a gigantic gate that lead to the place. He had seen a bunch of different scenes as children playing, kids running around, and anon there was one lonely boy by himself, sitting in a room. It was seen as if his sister ran into the room and was ecstatic that their father wanted him back and to return.
In the stave following that, which is stave 3 he was met by the ghost of Christmas present and it showed him different people
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Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life.
Scrooge keeps the coal-box in his own room so the clerk is not able to
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable and greedy old man, who focuses mainly on his business and continues with his greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He is always grumpy and yells at his employees, and most of all at Bob Cratchit. Scrooge’s desire is to be by himself on Christmas Eve, and rejects his nephew Fred’s, invitation for dinner. One night, the ghost of Jacob Marley, a former colleague of Scrooge, who has passed away seven years ago, visits the old man. Marley reminds Scrooge of his cruel lifestyle and encourages him to change it before it is too late. He tells Scrooge that three spirits will visit him. When Scrooge falls asleep, The Ghost of Christmas Past visits him first. The Ghost shows him scenes from the past the reveal Scrooges’ live; from a lonesome young boy to a man who has allowed greed to overcome his life, a man who does not know love and compassion. Scrooge is touched by what he has seen and even allows emotions to overcome his stone-cold heart. Secondly, the Ghost of Christmas Present visits Scrooge. The Ghost takes Scrooge to several Christmas celebrations, including the party at Fred’s house. Also the Ghost takes Scrooge to the Crachit’s house, and warns him that unless the future is changed the crippled young son of Bob, Tiny Tim will die. The ghost warns Scrooge to be carful of his ignorance. Lastly the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come visits Scrooge. The old man becomes aware that several people discuses the death of someone. At last, he learns that this is
Scrooge began his transformation into a good man when the Ghost of Christmas present shows him the Cratchit household. Scrooge throughout this scene is presented with the consequences of his actions and how they affect those who are less fortunate than he. “Think of that. Bob had but fifteen bob a-week himself; he pocketed on Saturdays but fifteen copies of his Christian name; and yet the Ghost of
Stave 5-Redemption The theme that stood out in stave five was redemption. This is because throughout stave three Scrooge went around and started to redeem himself for all the horrific things he had said and done. One of which was his nephew. He was always mean to his nephew (especially about Christmas), but in this stave he goes to him and does every good thing he denied him before. The second is Bob Cratchit. He was always nice to Scroog, and now for the first time he repays that kindness by giving him the prized turkey and a raise. Those are the main examples of why redemption it the theme of stave
Scrooge is a rude, dismal man who hates mankind, and Christmas. During Christmastime there is a lot of charity and for being such a wealthy man that Scrooge is, he hates to give money to charity. He also thinks that Christmas is waste of time, and it could be used for
“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel; I am as merry
Scrooge's mean attitude was demonstrated when he said to his nephew, “What right have you to be Merry? You're poor enough" This is the first indication that Scrooge was not in the Christmas spirit as he was not joyful. This is also an indication that Scrooge was greedy and
In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the end in the 5th Stave.
The phrase 'no warmth could warm ,nor wintry weather chill him' really emphasises that him trying to warm himself at a fire would be useless because it would not work, which perhaps explains why he does not put his heating on in winter(besides his obsession for hoarding his money). This presents him as an outsider which is further highlighted in stave 1 when the narrator says that 'no one stopped him in the street to say ,my dear Scrooge how are you?', and even beggars and blind-men fear him and his presence. His harsh personality is shown when two gentlemen working for a charity ask him to donate to the 'poor and destitute', however he says 'are there no workhouses?' 'are there no prisons?', but the worker says that they 'would rather die' to which Scrooge responds with, 'then they had better do so and decrease the surplus population'. This selfishness ius what Dickens wanted to show his readers and that wealthy people need to help others to abolish social injustice in the Victorian
Scrooge is greedy because on pg. 254 the homeless visitor says, “...At this time of the year it is more than usually desirable to make some sweet provision for the poor and destitute…” Scrooge didn’t care to donate to the poor. “Are there no prisons?” Scrooge always wanted to have some explanation to keep his money. Cratchit and Scrooge have a conversation where Cratchit asks for a day off, but scrooge says no. (257) Scrooge did not want to care about Cratchit’s personal life just how much work he was putting in. The last example is, “...May I put you down for something, sir?” Scrooge states that he does not want to donate to the
The first ghost that visited him was the ghost of Christmas past. What that ghost will show him is his errors of his ways, before and all the other Christmases that have happen and what has happened in his childhood. And what he did to people and others.
Most people already have an idea/image for themselves. Many think they are pretty, funny, or even ugly/rude at times. People have a strange way of thinking about themselves, but so do others in a third perspective. If someone asked you “ what do you think about “blank” ?”, the name would make you feel something. People seem never to have a problem talking about who they know, but what if that friend… was Ebenezer Scrooge?
What’s in a name? A name can hold meaning or provide context for someone’s character. Before even reading A Christmas Carol, if we analyzed the infamous name we know as Ebenezer Scrooge, we could determine his character through two words. The name Ebenezer derives from the Hebrew dialect, meaning “stone of help”. Scrooge can be used in a different context, which would mean someone who is “miserly”, or someone who is befitting a miser. Dictionary.com further defines a miser as, “A person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money.” It’s a befitting description for Scrooge at the beginning of the novel. Scrooge’s first and last name can show us how at the beginning of the novel, Scrooge was a stingy man, hence the last name; but he underwent a major positive change, which is signified by his first name. Dickens wants the reader to understand how mankind’s business is not financial gain, but kindness, and the well-being of others. However, Scrooge’s beginning belief in the novel contradicts what Dickens is trying to teach his readers. Scrooge believes that mankind’s business is to financially gain as much money as you can-while Dickens conveys in the novel that the pursuit of compassion towards others and their common welfare is our business a humans. While Scrooge was firm in his belief, Dickens’ lesson that he is trying to teach us through Scrooge’s character development slowly seeps through Scrooge’s well-sewn seams, which were forged by his