Scrooge has a passion for hating Christmas and not caring about what others think about him. In the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch is a very selfish man that just wants to ruin everybody's holiday, the only one that is with him, is his dog Max. He wants to destroy the Who's Christmas in The Imaginary town of Whoville. Cindy Lou Who is one of few Who's along with Max that still stands up for The Grinch. A Christmas Carol has such an influential that modern authors still drawn up on the character types, conflicts, and themes found in Dickens traditional story.
In A Christmas Carol, Dickens portrays Ebenezer Scrooge as the quintessential miser. Although Scrooge is depicted as a greedy, wealthy, and miserable individual, the point of the story is to show us how and why he changes for the better. The theme tends to be that change is attainable no matter how fixed in our ways we are. Dickens creates the most miserly and cold-hearted man possible and demonstrates that a positive transformation from miserliness to generosity is achievable in the most unlikely circumstance. In the first stave, we learn that Scrooge is very greedy with his great deal of money and prefers to spend his time alone.
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone. Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit.
A Christmas Carol Compare and Contrast Mr. Scrooge, Mr. Scrooge such a greedy man. He took and when he gave, it was the smallest amount, so trivial. Why he was such a wicked man it was because he was very, very stingy. Mr. Scrooge was not just stingy, but selfish and hated everything that didn’t deal with him having his money. When he had to pay someone, he hated it he literally hated everything.
Noise! That’s one thing he hated!”(6). From this the reader is able to gather that the uproar created by the Whos is one of several characteristics of Christmas that the Grinch loathes. To his dismay all of the Whos adore their toys and making noise. The Whos even enjoy doing this together so much that they recreate their form of celebrating every year.
First of all, Scrooge starts to care about others. The Ghost of Christmas Present took Scrooge to visit the home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Their youngest son, Tiny Tim, has many physical problems, but yet has a big heart. Scrooge marvels at how the Cratchit’s seem to celebrate Christmas despite their lack of money and concerns about Tiny Tim’s health (Dickens 40). In a dramatic change, Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim would live.
We can undergo and live this tall tale of Scrooge, and we can take away that this frail old man will long live in our hearts to make us remember to be generous and live life to the fullest. We come to learn that Scrooge changes with his attitude. One quote from the text that accurately confirms this is…“No warmth could warm, no wintry weather could chill him.”(page 3). This excerpt from the text explains how troubled and insecure he is inside, using a metaphorical perspective. We, as the readers, can draw inferences and conclusions on how loathsome he seems.
Ebenezer Scrooge is talking to his nephew, who's name is Fred. Ebenezer Scrooge dislikes Christmas with a lot of passion. However, with the help of three spirits, the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future, Scrooge eventually changes to have positive feelings towards Christmas. Dickens states, "Thank 'ee. I am much obliged to you.
O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” takes a different approach in a good story by introducing a slew of crazy irony. All the irony gives the piece a vast dynamic in characters and themes. The first irony found in this story is the whole idea of the “Good Man”. The Grandma throughout many different scenarios in the story skewed the definition of a “Good Man” by using it until it became meaningless. She used it to describe Red Sammy after he let two people screw him over by letting them charge their gasoline.
The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built