Looking at the Ghost, he realizes he has visibly aged. Learning that the ghost only lives a day and his time is almost up, he shows Scrooge one last image, It is two poor and angry children named Ignorance and Want. Scrooge asks if they have shelter and the spirit repeats his works back to him saying “are there no prisons? Are there not workhouses?”(Dickens 50). With this the clock strikes 12 and the Ghost of Christmas Present disappears and in the distance Scrooge sees a dark phantom creeping towards
Suddenly, the Ghost of Christmas Future appears and tries to teach him not to continue being a miser. Although Future doesn’t say a word, he changes Scrooge the most. The first thing Future shows him is three men talking about a certain man that died. “I thought he’d never die,” (712) stated one of the men. Next, Future shows Scrooge a group of poor thieves trading some of the valuable items they stole. Apparently, one of the thieves stole clothes right off of a dead man’s body. “They’d have wasted it, if it hadn’t been for me,” (715) said the thief. Then, Future took Scrooge to the Cratchit’s house where they learned Tiny Tim had died as well as some man everyone was talking about. Scrooge didn’t know who the dead man was. He’d simply assumed it was Marley; however, it turned out to be him. Future pointed right
“He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew…” Discuss Scrooge’s transformation in A Christmas Carol.
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
I should like to have given him something that is all.” (Dickens 36) This passage truly marks the beginning of the metamorphosis and transformation that Scrooge will undergo throughout the story, which also happens to be the overall theme of Dickens’ novella. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes the greedy Scrooge and forces him to experience the Christmases of his past; when he lived at school and never saw a Christmas, when his sister Fan told him he was coming home for Christmas, and even the party thrown by Fezziwig. Even at this party the light of the Ghost of Christmas Past as he comes to realize that the boss of the workplace truly influences the mood and environment, and he even tells the reader this when he says, “It isn’t that, Spirit. He [Fezziwig] has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ‘em up: what
By this part in the novel, dickens introduced the next Ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Present. The ghost of Christmas present takes Scrooge to his clerk`s house. Here he witness the unfortunate conditions of their Christmas, however, it doesn’t appear to be so unfortunate at all; although Scrooge notices how Tiny Tim is crippled and at deaths door. He is moved by this sight, and that of his clerk’s family. He had never imagined their lives to be like this before; however it’s astonishing to him, that although extremely poor, they are full of joy and happiness. He notices the simple pleasures of family life as well. Furthermore something strange begins to happen, he sympathises with Tiny Time, who Scrooge understands will die without financial help. Dickens has showed us how scrooge is changing and learning to sympathise, a “skill” he previously didn’t have. "Spirit," said Scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, "tell me if Tiny Tim will live." ' Dickens once more showing us scrooges new found affections. Additionally when the Spirit predicts “an empty chair if things do not change”, Scrooge is quite
Scrooge is described as an “old sinner”, a heartless old man who, because he was so cold, had “frozen features” such as a nipped pointed nose, shriveled cheeks, stiffened gait, red eyes, blue lips, and had a grating voice. He also had white hair, beard and eyebrows.
In the book this scene doesn’t exist. In the book, Scrooge is just introduced to his third ghost. The book doesn’t read that Scrooge gets harassed by the ghost and many other frightening things. In the movie we hear people complaining about Scrooge, similar to what happened in the book, but right after their throwing of shade, in the movie, a phantom carriage appears being drawn by two ghost horses, while the Ghost of Christmas Future is in the carriage. That crazy scenario did NOT happen in the book whatsoever! Another event in the movie that did not happen in the book was that Scrooge magically shrunk and ended up in a pipe to hide from the ghostly horses. While still being miniature, he ran and ran throughout the town to escape the phantoms and ended up at a shop where a woman (his maid) was selling his bed curtains that she had stolen. This did happen in the book, however, Scrooge was not miniature. On page 67 of “A Christmas Carol,” it states, “Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop.” Also, in the book there were three thieves selling Scrooge’s goods, but in the movie, there was only one. In the book, on page 67, it reads, “But she had scarcely entered, when another woman, similarly laden, came in too; and she was closely followed by a man in faded black…” With
Christmas Carol How does Charles Dickens convey the character of scrooge in the early pages of a Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens, is best known for his host of distinctively cruel, repugnant characters. His father was sent to a Debtors prison taken his son Charles with him maybe this is where some of the ideas for characters
Using the first spirit, Scrooge was forced to face the fact that people viewed him as greedy and selfish, and began to open him up to the fact that he needs to change. The second spirit, The Ghost of Christmas Present, arrived and took Scrooge to the home of a worker of his, Bob Cratchit. It showed the family content, despite barely getting by. When Scrooge saw Bob’s sick son, he began to show worry that he would not survive. When the spirit told him that the son would not make it to next Christmas, this made Scrooge want to help him. This kind of emotion was unlike him, showing that he was changing (CC40). The spirit then took him to several other Christmas gatherings, where he enjoyed himself and played many games, even though he was merely in a dream. This spirit was used to open up Scrooge and showed his inner want to be around people. These thoughts for Scrooge were different than his from the beginning of the novel, showing that the spirits were being used to teach valuable lessons to Scrooge. The final spirit arrived, but would not answer when asked if he was the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Scrooge plead with the ghost to share his lesson with him, fearful of becoming like Marley (CC51). The silent spirit took Scrooge to a series of strange places, showing people discussing the death of a dead rich man. He then began to understand the
INTRODUCTION: Charles Dickens is said to be one of the greatest writers that has ever lived. Before we read one of his works in class, I would like you to spend some time getting to know this man and learning what the world was like as he knew it.
marriage and gender roles. In the case of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens wants readers to see how living a life that radiates love and promotes happiness is better than being selfish and living a miserable life, and how past circumstances heavily influence who we are as people. The two messages both authors want readers to take away from the story, although different, achieve the takeaway through the utilization first person narration.
Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by 3 ghosts and to take heed of what happens. The first spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows the past of Scrooge. In the past, Scrooge was a happy young man that he was very enjoy his Christmas Eve. He was also a carefree and in love. Scrooge had a younger sister who passed away early and his sister leaving a child Fred. Scrooge was very love his sister but he did not like her child. When his adult life, he met a girl and the girl became his wife, Mrs. Scrooge. However, money became his greatest desire. His wife left him because his wife felt Scrooge love money more than her. Scrooge felt the
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
What does fear do to people? Fear causes people to act irrationally because they assume the worst about the people they encounter either in public or in private. People are judged every day for the way they appear. The people around you are constantly judging you, and sometimes they may be intimidated because of how you look or dress, like in the Christmas carolers article where the people getting pranked were scared because of the way the carolers looked or in The Off Season when Parkhill killed a Martian because he didn’t understand what their intentions were on Mars. Due to people’s fears of what could happen with the people they encounter, they become the stereotypers not the people being stereotyped.