A classic holiday story known to many is A Christmas Carol. Written by Charles Dickens, countless people are familiar with the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge. How the visitings of three ghosts, representing the Past, Present, and Future, show him how he has impacted society and how it has (and will) affect him. They emphasized Marley’s message of change; that if Scrooge did not alter how he acted, he would end up bearing his bad deeds in the afterlife. The thought of such horrible things, seeing what fate had in store for him, caused Scrooge to have a change of heart. As soon as he comes back from his adventures, he exclaims that he will be a different man. Scrooge defies the fate that had been laid out in front of him. He cleared the chains that would hold him down in the afterlife. “‘I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!’ In his agony, he caught the spectral hand. It sought to free itself,
The author illustrates that Scrooge who is depicted as "hard and sharp as a flint" is a greedy miser whom is so old and coldhearted that nothing other than his profits will phase him. Dickens uses the scene when the ghost of Christmas past, "a child-like old man" uses flashbacks to show Scrooge of the memories he once made to show the nature of the much younger character. This is evident when Fan "a little girl much younger than Scrooge" had brought out the affection of her older brother as they planned "to be together all the Christmas long, and have the merriest time in all the world." What is important about this example is not just that it shows the compassion Scrooge once felt but also that Scrooge is not truly crooked and horrible to the core establishing the uplifting and inspiring feeling to readers.
Charles Dickens weaves the theme of family, and all of its aspects, throughout his novel titled A Christmas Carol to create a compelling reminder of the value of perspective. The book’s main character, Scrooge, finds himself on a journey guided by three spirits, a journey which eventually serves to forever change his perspective on life. Dickens skillfully incorporates various pictures of family dynamics through all three of his “spirits”: The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas present, and the Ghost of Christmas yet to Come, evoking sentimental feelings in both the main character, Scrooge, and the reader. This story communicates the simple yet profound message that family, love, and kindness (all of which are commonly
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol takes the reader on a journey to find out how the main character, Scrooge, transforms from a life of anger and cruelty to a life of love and kindness. Throughout the novel Scrooge saw himself in the past, present and future. These aberrations touched him deeply and forced him to undergo change for the good of himself and others. Because Scrooge was able to experience the company of the ghosts of christmas past, present and future he positively changed his attitude and his outlook on life.
The spirit takes him on a trip down Memory Lane to remember a few moments in Scrooge’s past when he appreciated a few gestures other people did for him or with him. He realizes that, after seeing himself reading in a room with objects he remembers, he says, “‘There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something.’” Then, after seeing himself when he was an apprentice and watching how well his boss treated him, he explicitly states in the text, “‘I would like to say a word or two to my clerk right now.’” This shows a change in Scrooge. Back in the First Stave, he gets mad at his clerk for wanting to take Christmas off, but now he’d like to go back and speak to him. Maybe to
The ghost of christmas past showed Scrooge multiple scenes showing how he treated people in the past and how he was wrong. One scene is where Past takes him back to his hometown where he sees everyone being happy and jolly and hearing the beautiful sing of christmas carolers. Past shows him that christmas isn't that bad and it never did anything to him. Past takes him back to when scrooge and his sister were back in school and how lonely they were but they still had each other. Scrooge rememberers how
In Scrooge’s past and present, his actions had not been admirable. In reaction to this, Scrooge had closed himself off and become cold and impenetrable by any kindness. He had no empathy for others. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come changed this mindset by showing Scrooge the most severe consequences of his cold hearted actions. In
Foremost, Scrooge regrets not appreciating his clerk’s work. For instance, when Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past visit Scrooge’s old boss, Scrooge whispers, “No. I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now” (40). Scrooge mistreats his clerk due to his off day on Christmas. He does not enjoy other people mooching off of his money. However, the events of his past life change Scrooge to the point of thinking about others. He imagines his clerk who can barely support his family and works cold as ice in his working quarters. Furthermore, when Scrooge meets his former self when he visits his past, he mutters, “I should like to have given something” (33). Scrooge strangles a kid who comes caroling to his door the night before. He hates Christmas with all his heart. However, after seeing his lonely self he imagines what that caroler felt. He regrets not granting that kid a gift of some sort. Hence, Scrooge regrets his hasty
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is a story of Christmas spirit and repentance. Ebenezer Scrooge is a hard-hearted businessman who thinks that the less attention he pays to mankind’s problems the better. He is cruel to his clerk, feared by almost all, and repulses the friendly advances of his nephew. However, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge gets a start that begins to jolt him into seeing the errors of his ways. He sees the ghost of his old partner Jacob Marley, who is doomed to walk the earth in a chain that he made in his unkind dealings with mankind, and who tells Scrooge that, in order to have hope of avoiding this, he will be visited by three spirits. The Ghost of Christmas Past shows him memories of the man he used
The main theme in this stave is denial. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Christmas Future and as he is showing him things people are referring to a dead man. Scrooge is disturbed as he sees that the things a maid was selling things that were his but he denies that they are his things and says that the things were similar but weren’t his. Although he can identify himself with the dead wealthy man he has a hard time accepting the fact the he is not respected by those in town even by those who were inferior to him. He is also in denial as he finds himself unable to remove the cloth from the body under the sheet.
Ebenezer Scrooge, was disrespectful to everyone around him, is miserable now that Marley, his business partner of many years has died. According to the text, Scrooge hates things like happiness, generosity, and Christmas. Oh! How he hates Christmas! His feelings about Christmas are consistent until three ghosts show him that his way of thinking is wrong. On pages one and two, it says “External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather could chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon it’s purpose.” The author was saying nothing can change how he acts towards other people. Scrooge was a person who was always down, gloomy, and moody. For example on page one there is a description of him and it says, “ The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.” His wrinkled, aged, rough appearance reflects his inner feelings. According to the text, “Scrooge carried his own low temperature everywhere he went.” Scrooge’s demeanor was always low.
Scrooge was a cranky old man who hated Christmas but learns to carry Christmas with him through the whole year. Scrooge was hated by his father because his mom died during his birth. Scrooge is very good at doing business. Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his former business partner. His partner says that he will see three spirits one at the stroke of three the next at the stroke of two and the third in his own good time.
Scrooge is a hard, cold miser who spends his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone. He doesn't believe in charity, and he is certain that those who do are just lazy bums looking for a handout. Scrooge's entire life is his business and he shuts out his nephew who is the only relative he has. But Scrooge is visited by his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him that if he continues to live his life in such an unchristian way, he will spend all eternity trying to make up for it. Three ghosts, who show him that the errors of his ways, visit Scrooge. Because of what he sees and learns, Scrooge opens his heart to the people around him and learns charity and love and saves himself from the doom of which Marley
Have you ever watch a Christmas carol because I know I have we watch in school in class so we could do this paper on it. I hop you like it because I am going to tell you about this man that get's a visit by a ghost he was so scared he didn't know what to do. the ghost said that he was going to see 3 ghost and so he run and in to his bed bed and try to hid what would you do if that happened to you? Now stay tun for more defiles."The spirit then shows Scrooge the day when his beloved younger sister Fan picked him up from the school after repeatedly asking their cold, unloving father to allow his return, as she joyfully claims that he has changed and is now kinder than he was.The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits (after
Scrooge was chased on a rooftop where crows and other creatures eat and thrive. Scrooge fell as the roof was a limited race track. Down he went into a woman's basket,it was pitch black in the basket. As Scrooge was pulled out he saw his maid, Mrs.Dimber and her husband talking about the dead man. It was alluring to Scrooge although it was the same man as the men on the street were talking about in the first place. Scrooge was panicky and scarce that the dead man was him, but still didn’t know. The phantom was in sight ,they were in a bedroom much like the colossal room Scrooge had in his tremendous mansion. There was a man in a bed, Scrooge asked the spirit who the man was in the sheets. Before the spirit barely pulled the sheets off the man in the cot, Scrooge realized he saw his whole future. The spirit of Christmas past was at the final destination, the