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.
When the ghosts started coming he started changing , each time one ghost came he changed little by little . In the book “ a christmas carol “ by charles dickens , the theme is influenced by the process of change by scrooge 's character , and the ways he changed through the ghost 's appearance in the story. In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable
With Scrooge's attitude and nature, he was extremely selfish, miserly, and callous at the start of the novel. However, the spirits are able to change him into a better man, or more like convince him to become better himself. The way that they did this is that they showed him various scenes of Christmas, but sometimes said or showed him things that were a result of his former nature, such as when the Ghost of Christmas says ‘“[...]If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”’(p.53) to remind Scrooge of how earlier he had dismissed the businessmen collecting donations despite his current wish for Tiny Tim to live. In particular, one moment that could be said to be 'cruel' is when the Ghost of Christmas Future points to the grave as a gesture for him.
The Christmas Carol is a story of an old miser that cares nothing of Christmas, until an old friend of his warns him of the terrible things that might happen if he doesn’t change his ways. He also warns of three other being that will be visiting him throughout the night. The spirit of Past, present, and Future. Although some might make the claim that either Past or Future were the most influential to Scrooge’s thoughts about Christmas. The Spirit which is most influential in Scrooge’s transformation is Present.
From this book I learned that sometimes people don’t appreciate what they have or their lives. For example in the book Mr. Scrooge doesn’t like Christmas and doesn 't celebrate it. He doesn’t appreciate the beauty of Christmas until a series of events happen to him. I also learned that people talk about the way you are. If you are a good person, they talk about how good you are, but if you are a bad person, then they talk about how rude or bad you are.
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.
While having a conversation with his nephew, Fred, he displays that rudeness by saying to Fred, “Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.” Clearly, Scrooge has no regard for Christmas, and he doesn't care about being with any family members during the holidays. Furthermore, in conversation with the Gentleman Visitor, Scrooge made a few ill-mannered comments. One such comment is, “All right, all right, I can read. What is it you want?” Scrooge doesn't really care that the Visitor is even there. As you can see Scrooge only cares about himself.
The spirit who is there to show him his past joyous Christmases, is also literally lighting the way. The third spirit is contrary to the first, being a source of darkness and fear. When meeting the spirit Scrooge felt its mere presence and was taken aback as he “bent down upon
This passage, from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, discusses the character development of Ebenezer Scrooge, along with the irony regarding the Ghost of Christmas Present’s response to Scrooge’s evident transformation. The quote shows Scrooge expressing sympathy towards the declining health of Tiny Tim, the son of Scrooge’s employee, as Scrooge wishes for Tim not to die due to his illness. Scrooge is portrayed earlier in the book as a greedy, selfish man, who only cares about the money he earns, not willing to share it with those in need. This is further explained when Scrooge is asked about sharing some of his vast supply of money with the poor, as he responds by saying that if they must die, they should do so to decrease the surplus population; this depicts Scrooge’s initial despise and disrespect towards those poorer than him. Thus, by begging and showing desire for the revived health
Scrooge didn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, all he thought was that Christmas was just of load of humbug! (Dickens, 6) Scrooge also hates happiness and generosity until a trio of Christmas spirits shows him the error of his ways. (Dickens, 9) At the beginning, Ebenezer is portrayed as a stingy and selfish man who expresses dislike for the Christmas Spirit. But just as the end of winter gets closer, Scrooge’s stinginess and cold heart sees a revival of goodwill that has been apart for so many years. Although Scrooge is a fictional character, nobody should ever be as greedy and selfish as him.