Compare And Contrast Scrooge And Marley

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Scrooge and Marley Final Essay

People change constantly and significantly all the time. In the play “Scrooge and Marley” by Israel Horovitz the main character known as Ebenezer Scrooge permanently changes into a generous man from a greedy miser.

In Act 1, Scrooge directly shows his greed with his actions. Nephew states, “Don’t be angry Uncle. Come dine with us tomorrow.” followed by Scrooge, “I’d rather see myself dead than see myself with your family!” In context Scrooge's nephew comes to his workplace to offer a family Christmas dinner with him, Scrooge believes that Christmas is nonsense and so is his family. Scrooge would rather be with himself than spend time with his own family. In the next piece of evidence, the Portly man states, “What shall I put down for you?” followed by Scrooge, “Nothing!” followed by the Portly man, “You wish to be left anonymous?” lastly Scrooge, “I wish to be left alone!”. Scrooge declines to give the …show more content…

Their ways continue to shape Scrooge into a better man for his good. Scrooge declares, “Spirit! Hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I would have been without this intercourse!”. Scrooge expresses himself clearly to the Ghost of Christmas future how he has changed permanently and will never be as greedy as before, the ghost's harsh way has changed him. Later in the play, Scrooge states, “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow! Then I have given you for many a year. I’ll raise your salary and endeavor to assist your struggling family…” Scrooge offers to raise Cratchit's salary, which has never been done before and offers to help his family. Before the visits, Scrooge never offered to help anyone, nor wished a merry Christmas. The older Scrooge was stingy towards his money and always thought what was best for himself. Towards the end of the play, Scrooge transforms into a different person, becoming generous instead of

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