A Christmas Carol is a popular novel during nineteenth century. It was written by CHARLES DICKENS, in December 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the novella, who is a cold hearted man, selfish, and stingy. Scrooge also disliked being with crowd of people. In addition, there are three spirits were mentioned after of Scrooge business partner, Jacob Marley in novel and they come to visit Scrooge in order to change his behavior and become a new person.
He would only let his clerk have one coal to keep himself warm even in the winter. As well as this, he chose not to donate to the poor and destitute, a noble cause. Later, when he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, he sees the younger version of himself who seems lonely, and no one loves him. Seeing this, he realizes that he wants no one to feel the same way, and decides to become more generous. “There was a boy singing a Christmas carol at my door last night.
In the story a Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean spirited man, is visited by four ghosts who help him realize that he is not the man he should be. When he is invited to view his own gravestone by the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, Scrooge implores, ¨Men´s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change, Say it thus with what you show me.¨ Scrooge has to change his life before it is too late I know what Scrooge meant when he said the statement, I also think that he followed his own conclusion. The first ghost to haunt scrooge was Jacob, Scrooge´s only friend. Scrooge had only one friend because he drew a hard bargain.
The Christmas Carol is a story of an old miser that cares nothing of Christmas, until an old friend of his warns him of the terrible things that might happen if he doesn’t change his ways. He also warns of three other being that will be visiting him throughout the night. The spirit of Past, present, and Future. Although some might make the claim that either Past or Future were the most influential to Scrooge’s thoughts about Christmas. The Spirit which is most influential in Scrooge’s transformation is Present.
He is ready to take on what the Spirit has for him because he knows that is the only way he will become a better man. The Ghost of Christmas Future takes Scrooge to different moments in the future, where a rich man died and no one cares about it. The Spirit then takes Scrooge to the man’s headstone, where he sees that his name is on it and realizes that he is the cold-hearted man who no one cared about. He then says, “ ‘Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you shown me, by an altered life’ ” (Dickens 18). Now that Scrooge has seen the future and the consequences of his life.
Scrooge is confused by this as he felt Marley was always‘ “a good man of business” ’ Marley is distressed by this insisting ‘ “Mankind was my business” ’. As the after life in Victorian society was very much associated with Christianity beliefs, Dickens may be suggesting here how the upper class no longer hold any christian values as they have all been pushed aside by money. This could also be represented by Scrooge when he is reluctant of giving his clerk the day off work for Christmas day; this is putting money over a Christian celebration of christ. When the ghost of Christmas past shows Belle breaking off her engagement with Scrooge, we are again reminded of how money had over taken society, replacing love and relationships. Dickens shows us the contrast of the extreme wealth and extreme poor when the ghost of Christmas present flies Scrooge over London, creating a panoramic over view of all the lives of different people being lived, some celebrating the occasion with all life can offer and others with nothing.
‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ Summary The story of this movie that I saw was called ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ it is about one person named Scrooge that hate Christmas so three spirits come to visit him and show him different things of Christmas. Scrooge learn a lesson and for now on he celebrated Christmas. It was a man called Scrooge that hate Christmas. His friend and bussines man called Marley die in one Christmas day and Scrooge have to pay the mortician to bury Marley but because Scrooge just like money he don’t want to pay him. Seven years past and Scrooge have a new assistant called Bob Cratchitt.
Scrooge didn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, all he thought was that Christmas was just of load of humbug! (Dickens, 6) Scrooge also hates happiness and generosity until a trio of Christmas spirits shows him the error of his ways. (Dickens, 9) At the beginning, Ebenezer is portrayed as a stingy and selfish man who expresses dislike for the Christmas Spirit. But just as the end of winter gets closer, Scrooge’s stinginess and cold heart sees a revival of goodwill that has been apart for so many years. Although Scrooge is a fictional character, nobody should ever be as greedy and selfish as him.
This passage, from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, discusses the character development of Ebenezer Scrooge, along with the irony regarding the Ghost of Christmas Present’s response to Scrooge’s evident transformation. The quote shows Scrooge expressing sympathy towards the declining health of Tiny Tim, the son of Scrooge’s employee, as Scrooge wishes for Tim not to die due to his illness. Scrooge is portrayed earlier in the book as a greedy, selfish man, who only cares about the money he earns, not willing to share it with those in need. This is further explained when Scrooge is asked about sharing some of his vast supply of money with the poor, as he responds by saying that if they must die, they should do so to decrease the surplus population; this depicts Scrooge’s initial despise and disrespect towards those poorer than him. Thus, by begging and showing desire for the revived health
Within A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, is introduced the first chapter (or stave considering the time of the book’s publishing). Throughout the Stave, Scrooge is introduced as a greedy man, who is very hateful and clever. This was made apparent when Dickens chose to compare Scrooge to the cold and harshness of a snow storm. This was also shown when he, quite cleverly, told charity workers, as well as order his own nephew, to leave his workplace. His business partner’s death didn’t even faze him, so much.