The novella begins by introducing the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge. He is an extremely wealthy, but selfish and gauche old man. Due to past experiences, his outlook on mankind and the world at large is jaded, and this is especially true on Christmas. While the rest of the world is preparing to celebrate he is instead reminded of everything
In Charles Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol, the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, keeps and collects all the taxes, pays his employees very little wages, and doesn’t give anything away- not even to charities. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit him to attempt to change his greedy and selfish ways. As we study history, the richest people are the most powerful. It doesn’t matter what time period or country. This simple fact always rings true.
Christmas Carol, a book written by Charles Dickens and first published in the late nineteenth century, was about a story of a miserable businessman named Scrooge Ebenezer who visited by the spirit of his former business partner, Jacob Marley on the day of Christmas Eve. Marley hoped to free Scrooge from sharing the same fate as himself by informing Scrooge the visitation of three spirits which are The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Yet to come. Individual ghosts showed Scrooge his past and prophet of what might happen if he does not change himself. After the visit of the three spirits, he redeemed himself from a cold-hearted and tight-fisted man to a charitableness one. One of the three spirits that can be implied as the most important one that led to Scrooge transformation in his behavior and perspective about the current world that he was living in is The Ghost of Christmas
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, shows how a greedy man turns from his life of cold-heartedness. Ebenezer Scrooge is the greedy man in the novel who values his money more than anyone or anything. His greed has caused many people to dislike him, even his employees find him cruel and cheap. He begins to change, however, when he is visited by his dead partner Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways.
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone. Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit.
The Spirit takes Scrooge to Bob Cratchit’s house, where they meet Tiny Tim, Bob’s son. Tiny Tim is a cripple who has a big, loving heart. The Ghost tells Scrooge that, in the future, Tiny Tim will die. Scrooge then replies, “ ‘Oh, no, kind Spirit. Say that he will be spared’ ”(Dickens 12).
The story starts by setting up that Jacob Marley, Scrooge's business accomplice in the firm of Scrooge and Marley, was dead—the account starts seven years after his passing to the very day, Christmas Eve. Penny pincher and his representative Bob Cratchit are grinding away in the including house, with Cratchit positioned the ineffectively warmed "tank", a casualty of his boss' miserliness. Tightwad's nephew, Fred, enters to wish his uncle a "Happy Christmas" and welcome him to Christmas supper the following day. He is rejected by his relative with "Bah! Sham!"
With Scrooge's attitude and nature, he was extremely selfish, miserly, and callous at the start of the novel. However, the spirits are able to change him into a better man, or more like convince him to become better himself. The way that they did this is that they showed him various scenes of Christmas, but sometimes said or showed him things that were a result of his former nature, such as when the Ghost of Christmas says ‘“[...]If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”’(p.53) to remind Scrooge of how earlier he had dismissed the businessmen collecting donations despite his current wish for Tiny Tim to live. In particular, one moment that could be said to be 'cruel' is when the Ghost of Christmas Future points to the grave as a gesture for him.
In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold, tight fisted elderly man with a misanthropic nature. He receives visits by three ghosts, each giving him a chance to change the outcome of his future. Each ghost has a significant impact on Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Past enables Scrooge to relive the days coming up to Christmas from his childhood up to his teen years. He sees how he neglected his first love, Belle, and it brings back feelings of shame and guilt.
The movie was made in 1938 by Edwin L. Martin. This essay will discuss how Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and his family, and the ghosts are similar and different in the play and the movie.. In both the play and the movie of The Christmas Carol there are many similarities and differences in the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. One similarity is that Scrooge is very mean in both the play and the movie. For example, he forces Bob Cratchit to work very early on Christmas Day.