In the Christmas Carol novella; Ebeneezer Scrooge, a wealthy and an old man, is conceptualized as an unapproachable and a solitary man at the beginning of the novel nonetheless throughout the story Scrooge slowly starts to reveal his hidden, past emotions. The novel was written by Dickens to show the differences between the class system and their overall attitude towards what they have. In stave one Dickens shows that Scrooge is a "wrenching, grasping, scraping,clutching conventious old sinner". This emphasises the fact that Scrooge is tightfisted and unholy.
On the other hand, Scrooge and Charles Dickens are very different from each other. For example, Charles Dickens was very sympathetic with the lower classes and “requested that one of the readings be reserved for working people and that they be charged only a small admittance fee,” (Warren 118). This is all while Scrooge is is telling the portly men the poor should go in prisons and workhouses. He also tells them that “If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population,” (Dickens 10). Another difference is that Dickens loved to interact with people.
A Christmas Carol Characterization In A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens describes his main character Ebenezer Scrooge in a direct characterization manner . Dickens begins to describe him directly to the audience as; “..secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.” and also describes him as: “...a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” and lastly describes him as “... a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!” in page 8. Here Dickens introduces a greedy, self contained and penny-pinching character.
The way we treat others is greatly affected by our life experience and what we go through regularly. When life is difficult it can be hard to see all that's good around us. A character that portrays this greatly is Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol". Growing up he was often alone and whenever someone came into his life, they left him. As he aged he became more bitter and cross with world.
Charles Dickens once stated, “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” If living a harsh life, people do not realize the importance of a tender heart. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Later on in his career, he wrote David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and the traditional holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. As his books became popular, he gained the title as the best author in the Victorian Era.
In unison with A Christmas Carol and A Diva’s Christmas Carol, the theme of greed presents itself in many political cartoons. It is very common nowadays to use political cartoons in order to poke fun at real problems happening in the world. In a specific cartoon by John Cole, lies Ebenezer Scrooge holding a newspaper titled “Senate Gop Oks Huge Tax Cut.” Following this text, it reads “Trillion-Dollar Debt To Benefit The Rich - Social Services Face ‘Reform’.” Not to mention, when we analyze Scrooge’s character, we see him flashing a smile and exclaiming “Now that’s how a ‘Humbug’ is done.”
Bah Humbug, sometimes people can be a real “Scrooge.” A Christmas Carol has been made into many movies and has been performed countless times as a play. It is a beloved Christmas story and has made an unhappy elder shaped hole our hearts. The 1984 movie and the classic have a lot of similarities and differences.
Over the course of Charles Dicken writing career he wrote a brilliant novel: A Christmas Carol. The novel shows a story of a man name Scrooge, who’s a businessman and has no spirit for anything but money. The character Scrooge turns out to be the grumpiest person ever during Christmas time. There’s also the three ghost of the past present and future that follows. In the novel you see some themes that jump right out to you which for me was isolation the most, some character’s show loneliness.
“Christmas is a Humbug” he says. (Dickens 3) The drama A Christmas Carol is about a man who has a nasty attitude about Christmas. He is a greedy man who doesn’t want to donate anything to the poor and sick. He thinks that Christmas is a waste of time and money.
As the spirt begins to show Ebenezer the young boy and girl, he develops an appalled look upon him. Dickens describes the two as a “yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish” looking. The Spirt explains to Scrooge that the two below his robe belong to Man. That the boy represented Ignorance and the girl Want. The Spirt begins to warn him of the boy, “…for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased…”