Character Changes In Scrooge's A Christmas Carol?

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Everyone’s personality is subject to change through the course of their life, whether iit happens in a quick flash, or it happens through the course of time. For solitary, miser and grump Ebenezer Scrooge it did happen after a few frightly visits from 4 specters in the play A Christmas Carol by Israel Horovitz because he went from ignorant to thoughtful, lonely too outgoing, and mean to amiable. The most momentous personality change that Scrooge went through happened after the visit of the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Scrooge went from being ignorant to being thoughtful and knowing. Another positive change that Scrooge went through was a major factor in Scrooge’s newly loved personality, and that was turning outgoing, while before he was…show more content…
And aren’t the Union workhouses still in operation?” (Horovitz 671). Scrooge exhibits his ignorant personality because when asking whether there are any government factories for the poor he shows how oblivious he really is on the subject of the inferior and insufficient conditions of the workhouses and prisons. By asking this he shows his obliviousness.Also, Scrooge doesn’t understand how underpaid Bob is and how low his salary really is. Scrooge is not aware that Bob with his low wages, simply cannot afford to support his large family! Finally, Scrooge shoes his disregard when he’s talking to Marley near the beginning of the movie, and Marley is informing Scrooge of what will happen if Scrooge is unable to change his miserly practices. However Scrooge is so scared at the prospect of meeting a ghost that he is completely blind to the perilous path that awaits him; Just like Marley, Scrooge must make up for his bad habits as a living person even when he’s dead. Despite all these horrendous actions and thoughts, Scrooge manages to right himself and put himself on the correct path. The first thing he…show more content…
For example when the charity men came to Scrooge’s office, he ushered them away and rudely asked them to leave him alone because he didn’t want to talk… which is basically what Scrooge is always like. Secondly, he doesn’t attend many social gatherings or parties unless it’s for money, and even turns down his own nephews request to share dinner with his family! Finally, Scrooge doesn’t talk or greet anyone, and when he is greeted in the street, Scrooge just snarls, or growls back. When Scrooge is walking back after a long and tiring day of work, Israel Horovitz tells the audience, “There will be occasional pleasant greetings tossed at him. Scrooge in contrast to all will grump and mumble. He will snap… as might a horrid old hound” (Horovitz 674). Scrooge’s lonely and unsociable personality is show here because Scrooge doesn’t reply kindly to anyone who offers up a friendly greeting to him, and in fact replies by growling, and snarling. However Scrooge realizes he must change his bad habits of loneliness. The first thing he does is actually accept Freds invitation to a party! Then secondly at Fred’s party, he talks and socializes with everyone. There’s not a single moment of solitude at the party because everyone is drawn to Scrooge’s lovely personality and cheerfulness. Last but not least, Scrooge decides to buy a turkey
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