Ebenezer Scrooge Character Analysis

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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 hates happiness, love, family, generosity, and most of all Christmas. When his nephew, Fred, invites him over to Christmas dinner, Scrooge yells at him and refuses. Scrooge later tells off the people collecting charity donations, and
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Jacob Marley is now deceased though, and leaves Scrooge with no other friends. The story begins when Scrooge awakes at midnight, which leaves him baffled. The time was well after two a.m. when he went to bed. Initially, Scrooge thought he slept through an entire day or that it's actually noon and the sun has gone under some sort of cloud. Then all of a sudden, he remembers the words of Marley's ghost. The first of the three spirits will arrive at one o'clock.
Frightened and confused, Scrooge decided to wait for his supernatural visitors. At one o'clock, the curtains of Scrooge's bed are pushed aside by a supernatural, childlike figure full of wisdom and experience. The spirit uses a cap to cover the light that shines from its head. The entity softly informs Scrooge that he is the Ghost of Christmas Past and orders the mesmerized man to rise and walk with him. The spirit touches Scrooge's heart, granting him the ability to fly. The pair exits through the window. The ghost began to show Scrooge how pretty much every other human is making the most of the season by getting together with friends and family giving and loving one another. The flyby includes a stop at Fred's house, and there are a bunch of friends that were celebrating the
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