Changing Opinions Of Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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“Maybe you could change me. Maybe you could be the light that opens up my eyes, make all my wrongs rights. Change me.”(Justin Bieber). In the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge’s opinion changes parallel to the quote above. He changes his opinion with the help of three spirits. A Christmas Carol is about an old man who's name is Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol takes place in London, England around the 1830's. Throughout the story countless people must change their opinion on Ebenezer Scrooge while Scrooge must change his opinion on his peers and Christmas. Change is shown through the story. Change is shown in scene one, when Scrooge saves Tiny Tim, Scrooge's atrocious attitude toward his employees, and when…show more content…
As most people know Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. He thought of it as a waste of time and money. Dickens states, " What else can I be when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out with Merry Christmas! What's Christmas to you but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older and not an hour richer. If I could work my will, 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." (253&254) The quotes is from the beginning of the novella. Ebenezer Scrooge is talking to his nephew, who's name is Fred. Ebenezer Scrooge dislikes Christmas with a lot of passion. However, with the help of three spirits, the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future, Scrooge eventually changes to have positive feelings towards Christmas. Dickens states, "Thank 'ee. I am much obliged to you. I thank you fifty times. God bless you and Merry Christmas." (274) In conclusion, the novella A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens shows many different instances of when change is necessary. Change in A Christmas Carol, it is also seen in almost every aspects of everyday life. Change can be small, big, important, or not as important but no matter what change is
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