“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.

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“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.
Charles Dickens, renowned social critic and celebrated author of the Victorian Era. In his most cherished yuletide novella, Dickens’ explores the idea of transformation and man’s ability to redeem himself. By observing Scrooge’s conversion from misanthrope to humanitarian, the reader can understand that Scrooge is only able to transform because of the ghost’s intervention. Each spirit’s visit secures a part of Scrooge’s developing social conscience. As the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come exits the narrative, the initial antagonist of the novella, Ebenezer Scrooge, does transform into “as good
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Dickens intentionally dresses the ghost in symbols of Christmas to accentuate the idea of what the Christmas spirit should be – “free…genial…cheerful”. Scrooge observes The Cratchit Family’s situation - their “thread-bare clothes” and “twice turned gowns”- through the ghost, and he learns how his actions have been detrimental. Scrooge recognises that Bob Cratchit is deserving of more; more than a “dismal

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