What he experiences with the ghosts changes his perspective to be a more kind and generous person to himself and others. Throughout the Christmas Carol, Scrooge experiences a traumatic, and life changing moments and changes himself into a kind, generous, and merry person. Before Christmas, Scrooge displayed his nastiness in two ways, Scrooge clearly has no good emotions or feelings. Scrooge is a businessman who runs a company with his partner, but unfortunately he passed away,“ Scrooge was not so cut up by the sad event of my death, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of my funeral, and solemnized it with an undoubted bargain.
The play, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Israel Horovitz from Charles Dickens’ tale is about a selfish, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge that encounters visitations from spirits. The locations the spirits take him to display powerful messages that impact the transformation in his character eventually. Towards the end, Scrooge becomes a more kinder, generous person. “A Christmas Carol” evidently shows that even when life is at its most difficult, there are always ways to find peace and happiness.
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.”
This made Scrooge feel guilty about being rude to his employee when he wanted Christmas Day off. The ghost then took Scrooge to a large grandfather clock that towered over them. The Ghost of Christmas Present disintegrated into ashes after the clock struck midnight because Christmas was
Could this kind of person change? This scenario comes alive in A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol is a story about Scrooge and the visits of 3 spirits to help him change his ways. Each of the spirits gives Scrooge insight on his life until he eventually turns his view on the world around. Scrooge’s change in character is demonstrated through his actions, thoughts, and words.
The final spirit showed Christmas in the future and made Scrooge sees what would happen if he didn't change. After every spirit that visited each one made him realise how important Christmas is and that helping others benefits you and others around
This stage plays the biggest role in Buddy becoming a hero because he is finally getting the love and support from his father that he needs. Buddy was sad that he had never really known his father or had a family. Making a connection with his father helps Buddy to grow and helped give him the drive to achieve his mission to bring back the spirit of
The spirit touches Scrooge's heart, granting him the ability to fly. The pair exits through the window. The ghost began to show Scrooge how pretty much every other human is making the most of the season by getting together with friends and family giving and loving one another. The flyby includes a stop at Fred's house, and there are a bunch of friends that were celebrating the
The settings that surrounds Scrooge throughout A Christmas Carol give a timeline to the changing personality of Scrooge starting with his neglected past, continuing with his gloomy present self, and finally with his possible murky future. Through Scrooge’s past one can see reasoning behind his attitude towards life. Along with this family issues and neglect are apparent. We see this through description of places where he spent a great deal of time, “Approached a mansion of dull red brick.” the mansion referred to is a school house where Scrooge attended.
Though set during Christmas, the story has a meaning that relates to people year round. Dickens carries this Theme of compassion throughout the entire story, starting with characters around Scrooge and ending with Scrooge himself. When we are introduced to the nephew Fred, we see how even though Scrooge is a old grumpy man with no friends and who scares off anyone who may dare to speak to him, Fred still invites him to the family Christmas party. Fred knows Scrooge will not accept, but perhaps knowing Scrooge is the only blood family he has left, he makes an effort.
Christmas is a jolly, time for everyone to visit family, eat, and give presents as well as receive them. In A Christmas Carol, it’s Christmastime and everyone is jolly, spreading Christmas cheer, except Mr. Scrooge. Mr. Scrooge is avoided by everyone and often frightens people, not to mention he ’s mean. He also he also doesn’t like Christmas, so every year, his family has to spread the joy without him.
Dickens uses Fred as an implication of Scrooges is tenancy to exclude any possible happiness from his life and how such decisions will lead him to tedious misery. Fred approaches his uncle with a “merry Christmas!” A delightful atmosphere suddenly created through Fred's upbeat character. We are shown Scrooge does not lack the presence of a family with great love for him, but lacks the ability to uptake the offers his family make, requesting his presence seen to be humid and dismal to others but seen as the presence of their uncle to themselves. The excessive use of exclamation marks shows us Scrooge although rude and dismissive towards others is accepted in the presence of his nephew Fred.
In the movie and play A Christmas Carol Ebeneezer Scrooge discovers how his actions now could affect the afterlife. Both of these formats have many similarities, like how all the ghosts of Christmas are described and seen in the same way. Both have the Ghost of Christmas Past very bright, a woman, and held holly. The Ghost of Christmas Present is wearing a large green robe, very tall and mighty figure, and wears a beard. The Ghost of Christmas Future is black, frightening, and has bony fingers.
At the beginning of the novel “A Christmas carol” Scrooge can be interpreted as an archetypal villain (an extreme stereotype of a villain), this is inferred when Dickens describes Scrooge as an “old sinner”. The quote “old sinner” links in with the description of a villain as a sinner often someone who commits immoral acts regularly whilst disregarding Christian doctrine, considering the time the book was published (1800) committing a sin was a villainous act to do; therefore implying to the reader that Scrooge is a going to be a villainous character throughout the novel. When Macbeth is first introduced, Shakespeare chooses to present Macbeth as heroic archetypal male, completely contrasting with how Scrooge is presented as a villain at the
An example of indirect characterization in A Christmas Carol is when the clerk asked Scrooge if he could take a day off from work and Scrooge replies by saying, “ ‘A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!’ ” We learn many things about Scrooge in this passage, the first thing we learn is that Scrooge hates Christmas. As mentioned, Scrooge thinks that Christmas robs money from people. We also learn that Scrooge doesn't treat his employees well, we know this from the tone of his voice. The effect of revealing Scrooge’s traits indirectly is to help the readers understand Scrooge’s thoughts about the Christmas holiday.