In the novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve that help him realize he needs to become more introspective. Scrooge is known as a grumpy old man who hates the joyfulness of Christmas. His experiences throughout the book help him realize that in order for him to lead a better life, he needs to become more compassionate towards other people. In order for him to not be despised and an unmourned man, he needs to be forgiven by the people in his life. With the help of the three ghosts, he realizes he needs to change his ways before it is too late.
He is in these locks because he did not live life to the fullest. He warns Scrooge that three ghost are coming to help Scrooge open his eyes and see what he is missing in life and to cheer up. The ghost show him the past, present, and future and it is usually something that starts happy then turns terrible . The first ghost visited scrooge at 1:00AM and took him back to the past and showed how happy he was in the past and how sour he became further on in life. The second ghost that visited showed him in the present all the poor people that were enjoying themselves even one of his workers Bob Cratchit and his family and tried to make him see sense and joy in Christmas.
Ebenezer Scrooge, a changed man After reading, " A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, one can asset the characteristics of each character. During my reading, one person in particular stuck out to me. Ebenezer Scrooge, he was a man that was grumpy all the time and everyone avoided him. By the end of the story, Scrooge's views have changed and he begins to care for others. Seven years after the death of his business partner, Jacob Marley, a grumpy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is working in his office.
Scrooge is visited by ghosts of Marley, Past, Present, and Future. What he experiences with the ghosts changes his perspective to be a more kind and generous person to himself and others.Throughout the Christmas Carol, Scrooge experiences a traumatic, and life changing moments and changes himself into a kind, generous, and merry person. Before Christmas, Scrooge displayed his nastiness in two ways, Scrooge clearly has no good emotions or feelings. Scrooge is a businessman who runs a company with his partner, but unfortunately he passed away,“ Scrooge was not so cut up by the sad event of my death, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of my funeral, and solemnized it with an undoubted bargain.”(Scene 1 Pg2).This quote shows that Scrooge's values are different than others. He values money more than friends, family, and the happiness of himself and others.
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol Scrooge speaks very disrespectfully to his nephew, Fred. Vilely, Scrooge tells Fred, “I’ll dine alone, thank you.” Scrooge admits he would rather
While he introduces other characters to represent the good that has surrounds him. Though set during Christmas, the story has a meaning that relates to people year round. Dickens carries this Theme of compassion throughout the entire story, starting with characters around Scrooge and ending with Scrooge himself. When we are introduced to the nephew Fred, we see how even though Scrooge is a old grumpy man with no friends and who scares off anyone who may dare to speak to him, Fred still invites him to the family Christmas party. Fred knows Scrooge will not accept, but perhaps knowing Scrooge is the only blood family he has left, he makes an effort.
Scrooge a man filled with bitterness and anger. He was full of greed and pride. Scrooge felt himself to be better, because of the fact that he had more money, and yet he did not feel satisfied with what he had. In the book “A Christmas Carol”, we see the man that parents would use him as an example of the devil. The visit from the three spirits changes Scrooge, each having their own particular brand of doing so.
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.” (Dickens 6.3).
The world of Charles Dickens "If they would rather die,…they had better do it and decrease the surplus population." - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol This is a quote from the book A Christmas Carol, said by a character named Scrooge. Scrooge was the main character and was created by Charles Dickens to basically portray what most people during that time thought of the poor and unfortunate people. Scrooge doesn’t think twice about the poor and unfortunate, and frankly doesn’t care, but one Christmas eve night the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future come to visit him and completely changes his mind on the poor and unfortunate and he ends up helping them. This is just one of many examples of how Charles Dickens shows love and compassion through
This spirit shows the future to scrooge. After a while in this future, scrooge soon realizes that he has passed away. People during this time discuss his funeral and one gentleman says, “I don’t mind going if a lunch is provided.” This is showing that people didn’t really care for scrooge since he never really talked to anybody or socialize at all really and simply kept to his money. To top it all off,in this unfortunate future, tiny tim died because of his illness. If they family had more wealth than they would have had him alive.