Character Analysis Of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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The play A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley is written by Israel Horovitz from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This play was about a grumpy character, Scrooge. Scrooge hated Christmas and was nasty towards others. He was visited by 3 ghosts that changed how he acted and thought. By the end of the story he is a very generous man. Scrooge was a very despicable person and was greatly disliked by others. He had a very kind, forgiving clerk, but treated him horribly. Scrooge said things like, “acting cold are you.” (pg. 702) Following, Scrooge will demonstrate how he changes from interacting with ghosts, turning into a loving, caring person.
In the beginning of the play, Scrooge was greedy, despicable character, who treats Cratchit cruelly,
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The Christmas Present came to show him how others around him lived joyfully. Scrooge was brought to Cratchit’s house. He saw how little they had and reacted, “On his meager earnings! What foolishness.” (pg. 702) He also wondered, “ Wouldn’t you say so? Fifteen shillings a week’s what he gets.” Then he began to watch and saw all the merriness and pleasure over small things. After Scrooge saw Tiny Tim, who had polio, he asked, “Spirit tell me if Tiny Tim will live.” The ghost said if the future isn’t altered the child would die. Scrooge replied, “No, no kind Spirit! Say he will be spared!” (pg. 704) Since Scrooge said this it foreshadows he would see the point and happiness of family. A good family will bring happiness. Scrooge saw from the example of Bob Cratchit that you can have very little, but be forgiving and sacrifice. Scrooge realizes how cruel he is and when the Cratchit’s toast Scrooge he reacted by saying, “Thank you Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Cratchit, too. No one else is toasting me, not now not ever. Of that I am sure.” (pg.706) After Scrooge sees how others respected him, he will have to meet the Christmas…show more content…
The Future would show him how he would be respected when he died if Scrooge continued to act how he does presently. By now Scrooge knows he was cruel. When future came he said-contrary to the first time,”But as I know that your purpose is to do me good and as I hope to live to be another from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company… the night is waning fast, and it is precious tim to me.” (pg.711) Scrooge now wants to change and accepts he was cruel. Scrooge was then shown how others would take his belongings and sell them after he dies. He then saw how the Cratchit’s deal with Tiny Tim’s death. They all loved him so dearly and miss him while, Scrooge had no family to miss him. Tiny Tim’s life also partially depend on Scrooge’s actions. If Scrooge helped the Cratchit’s out the Cratchit’s could probably afford better treatment. After he saw this scene he questioned, “Are these the shadows of things that will be, or the shadows of things that may be only?” The spirit signaled will be and Scrooge was terrified. Scrooge pleaded and the Spirit’s pointing wavered. Scrooge rejoiced, “Oh, Good Spirit, I see by your wavering that your good nature...pities me,” then Scrooge promised, “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year...I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” (pg. 720) Scrooge had decided completely he must change and he surely did. The next day Scrooge would show he
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