The conflict begins with Ebenezer Scrooge being a greedy, selfish old man. For Scrooge, Christmas is just a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket (Dickens,6). The climax of the drama is when Scrooge sees his grave and realizes that no one cares. In the drama, three spirits from his past, present, and future show him how greedy and mean he is to everyone. Scrooge makes a promise of changing and being a better person before it’s too late.
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.
Last, he steals the who’s presents and everything related to christmas. Ebenezer Scrooge did many evil things. First, he took money which was marley’s after he died. Next, Scrooge talked rudely to his nephew. He also doesn’t give his worker a free day on
For example, the book says this, "What else can I be," returned the uncle, "when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out upon merry Christmas! What 's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas ' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
The most powerful, and most obvious argument the ghost makes is not said by a single character in the novel, but inferred by the reader. The Ghost of Christmas Past showed Scrooge a past he could not change, the Ghost of Christmas Present showed him the present, which was already happening, but the Ghost of Christmas Future showed him a future that he could change and make his own. Scrooge could not change his past, he could not change the immediate present, but he could change his future by reforming, and becoming loving and generous. The power to change what he saw was definitely one of, if not the strongest influence any of the ghosts had on Scrooge. This is an obvious use of logos by the ghost.
In Staves 3 and 4 of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge undergoes a drastic change in personality due to the events shown by the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. At the end of the novella, Scrooge is found to be a better man. He learns to be charitable and to value family and companionship. PARAGRAPH 1 Stave 3 affects Scrooge immensely as it shows him that Christmas is a time to be shared with loved ones and that it should not matter whether the person is rich or poor. An example being the Cratchit family as they have little in the way of money but they abound in love and joy.
For example, in Stave One it says, “But he was a tight-fited hand at the grindstone. Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner!” This shows that Scrooge it not a good man because he has committed many sins. Also, Scrooge proves himself to be extremely rude when in stave one he was telling his nephew Fred, “every idiot who goes about ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled in his own
As explained by the text, “If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, none other of my race will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” (Horovitz p. 782) As a result, this evidence proves that future is the biggest influence because he makes Scrooge feel bad about when he said that poor should die. This made Scrooge realize that Cratchit and his family are those poor people. This made him realize that he said that they should “die and decrease the surplus population.” The Ghost of Christmas present is the most impactful on Scrooge because he shows him how people respect him, he tells that Tiny Tim will die, and he reminds him of the cruel things he had said in the
In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold- hearted man, continues his greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He declines a dinner invitation from his nephew, Fred; he yells at a Gentlemen Visitor; and is rude his employee, Bob Cratchit. At night, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years, visits him. Marley tries to warn Scrooge to not be as greedy as he once was. Later, the Spirit of Christmas Past, Spirit of Christmas Past, and Spirit of Christmas Present visit.
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.