A Christmas Carol is a popular novel during nineteenth century. It was written by CHARLES DICKENS, in December 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the novella, who is a cold hearted man, selfish, and stingy. Scrooge also disliked being with crowd of people. In addition, there are three spirits were mentioned after of Scrooge business partner, Jacob Marley in novel and they come to visit Scrooge in order to change his behavior and become a new person.
First, a ghost named Jacob Marley appeared to come out of the wall in the home of Scrooge (Dickens, 3). Marley, who used to be a good friend and business partner to Scrooge, introduces us to Scrooge by calling him tightfisted and solitary as an
Scrooge finds the friendly gathering on the Crotchit's delightful and begs the spirit to stay until the end of the jubilation. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come leads Scrooge through a sequence of mysterious scenes relating to the death of an unnamed man. Scrooge asked the spirit to know the name of the deceased man,yet the spirit does not reveal the name but takes Scrooge to a new place he would soon be unless he changed. Scrooge finds himself in a churchyard looking at a headstone and is flabbergasted to be reading his name on the headstone. Scrooge desperately begs the spirit earnestly to modify his
“Look, you, sir, a school ahead. The schoolroom is not quite deserted. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.” (Horovitz p. 760). This is one of the many important parts of the drama, The Christmas Carol. 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.
At the beginning, one of the few phrases Scrooge would say was, “Good afternoon!”, which he used to dismiss a conversation he deemed “unworthwhile”. Later in the book, when the Ghost of Christmas Present visits Scrooge, he sees the Christmas party occurring at Fred’s house, where he previously refused to go. Seeing the party, Scrooge actually got excited and thought it fun. This opens his heart to be more social and later in the book, he is depicted starting conversations and shouting in the street. “A merry Christmas to everybody!
In the novel Christmas Carol Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him his bad ways. In the movie Scrooge states, "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if preserved in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it thus with what you show." This means what you do or have done affects the future.
How many ghost does it take to change someone’s ways? Ebenezer Scrooge in the ‘Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, four ghost come to him to try to change his ways to become a happy, caring and nice man instead of the rude and greedy man he is now. Scrooge gets visited Jacob Marley, his old business partner seven years ago, then by three more ghosts; the past, future and the present Christmas Ghosts. With each visit of the ghosts, Scrooge shows different emotions with fear and is soon to be changed into a better jolly man than he was before and especially around Christmas time and throughout the days and years as long as he lives. Throughout the story, Scrooge’s character shows how fear of the future coming changes him to a better man.
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
This is evident as Dickens manipulates time by stating “the quarter was so long” which illustrate the intensity of Scrooge’s anxieties and fears about the ghosts due to the limited amount of time to change his fate. In addition, Dicken’s use of apostrophe in “ Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful death” allows the reader into a deeper insight into Scrooge’s emotional state without using a direct statement from Scrooge, which evokes a sense of reassessment in the reader in regard to their own life. He had become so consumed with the daily grind of work and surviving he had missed out on the opportunity to appreciate what’s around him and other people which led him to be closed off in an austere state of alienation. A sense of self-discovery is identified as Scrooge states to “sponge away the writing on the stone” as he is desperate to change as he looks around at the people in his life and see them where they really
Within A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, is introduced the first chapter (or stave considering the time of the book’s publishing). Throughout the Stave, Scrooge is introduced as a greedy man, who is very hateful and clever. This was made apparent when Dickens chose to compare Scrooge to the cold and harshness of a snow storm. This was also shown when he, quite cleverly, told charity workers, as well as order his own nephew, to leave his workplace. His business partner’s death didn’t even faze him, so much.