Comparison Of A Christmas Carol: Scrooge And Marley

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The american poet Lucy Larcom once said, “A man may make a misanthrope of himself, but he is never one by nature.” In other words one always has a choice as to how social they are in life, but he/she is never forced to be lonely. In the play A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley by Israel Horovitz, he/she speaks of a man that has chosen to be a solitary misanthrope whose name is Scrooge and he goes through changes when three spirits visit him. Scrooge is introduced to the audience as a solitary misanthrope that eventually changes into a kind person because of past regrets and future worries caused by the spirits.

Throughout the beginning of the play, Scrooge becomes known as a man who keeps his distance, hates everyone and shows no
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After the ghosts’ show Scrooge his past, present, and future mistakes, he changes into an improved man. “Scrooge was better than his word...he was a second father. He became as good as a friend, as good a master, as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good city, town, or borough in the good old world” (Horovitz 654). This evidence illustrates that Scrooge has become a much humane person through the spirits’ visits. This quote also presents how people have begun to look at him in a different manner from before. Scrooge also changes his perspective on life after the three spirits visit him. “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year… I shall not shut out the lessons they teach” (Horovitz 653). This quote shows how Scrooge changes because he decides to keep all the lessons that the spirits taught him all year long instead of leaving them behind. Furthermore, this quote displays how he has become a positive person and is no longer negative towards most things. Obviously, Scrooge has changed into a kind man, with a positive perspective on
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