Analysis Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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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.
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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. The centre of their passion is Tiny Tim, the Cratchit’s sickly little boy, who was supported by ‘an iron frame’. However his state, he offers the generous wish: ‘‘God bless us every one’’. By saying this, it suggests that Tiny Tim has a very big heart, which Scrooge pities as Tiny Tim is crippled. Scrooge asks the Spirit
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The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his dead body: ’plundered and bereft; unwatched, unwept, uncared for’. This suggests that Scrooge is disliked while is alive but also while he is dead. This is proved as his grave showed no signs of care, no flowers or no sense of grief but left alone, rejected. Another example being the fact that a business man would only go to his funeral ‘’if a lunch is provided’’. This reinforces the fact that no one liked or cared about him. This gives Scrooge and incentive to change as he sees what outcome his selfish and miserable life brings. Furthermore, the thieves who steal his belongings are uncaring and more interested in profit. They mirror Scrooge’s own obsession with wealth. This makes understand how he acts through the acts of other people. Scrooge is shown the outcome of his life which gives him a motive to
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