The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his dead body: ’plundered and bereft; unwatched, unwept, uncared for’. This suggests that Scrooge is disliked while is alive but also while he is dead. This is proved as his grave showed no signs of care, no flowers or no sense of grief but left alone, rejected. Another example being the fact that a business man would only go to his funeral ‘’if a lunch is provided’’. This reinforces the fact that no one liked or cared about him. This gives Scrooge and incentive to change as he sees what outcome his selfish and miserable life brings. Furthermore, the thieves who steal his belongings are uncaring and more interested in profit. They mirror Scrooge’s own obsession with wealth. This makes understand how he acts through the acts of other people. Scrooge is shown the outcome of his life which gives him a motive to
No one was known to dislike kids more than Ebenezer Scrooge. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge was always negative. Around Christmas time, especially, Scrooge disliked children. Then, Scrooge was visited by three spirits: past, present, and future. As these spirits showed Scrooge events, Scrooge started seeing life in a different perspective. Throughout the story, Scrooge had encounters with children. In the beginning, Scrooge was unreasonable to a carolor. Towards the end, Scrooge’s development was shown when a boy approached him, and Scrooge acted generous. All in all, Scrooge was known to not tolerate children, but with his change of heart, Scrooge now cares for them.
When the Ghost of Christmas Past visits him, he is worried and very confused. Ebenezer Scrooge thinks that the entire thing is a joke. “There’s more gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are.” His actions illustrate how simple his life was, by catching him completely off guard, and showing that all of his joy is gone. He becomes terribly frightened by reliving his past. By looking back on his past makes Scrooge realize why he truly hates Christmas time. It is because his lover, Belle, left him for money. This ironically parallels Scrooge’s future with love ones. He pushes others away and even holds back money from his own family. The Ghost of Christmas Present just makes Scrooge worse, by showing that his actions are slowly killing Bob Cratchit and the rest of his family. To finish it off the Ghost of Christmas Future silently shows Scrooge his own grave, and has him interpret his death. The ghost is described as a non-speaking grim reaper, and symbolically represents that Scrooge’s death will be silent, and he will not be able to explain his choices to others. They will just be forced to make their own
The Spirit takes Scrooge to Bob Cratchit’s house, where they meet Tiny Tim, Bob’s son. Tiny Tim is a cripple who has a big, loving heart. The Ghost tells Scrooge that, in the future, Tiny Tim will die. Scrooge then replies, “ ‘Oh, no, kind Spirit. Say that he will be spared’ ”(Dickens 12). Scrooge is already starting to prove that he is changing when he says this quote. Scrooge is finally starting to feel empathy towards others. And for once, he is seeing others as individuals who have a purpose in this world. Scrooge’s change is already starting to progress as he starts to feel compassion towards others. After a while, the Ghost of Christmas Present lifts up his robe. Under it, are two poor and hungry children named Ignorance and Want. When Scrooge sees them he says, “ ‘Have they no refuge or resource?’ ”(Dickens 24). Scrooge is starting to care for others as he says this quote. He realizes that just because they don’t have a job or make a lot of money, they still contribute to the world in their own way. Scrooge is learning how to move past materialistic things and see people for who they really are. The teachings of the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge the true meaning of the spirit of
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). After that, someone guessed “It’s your Uncle Scrooge!” (Dickens, 6.3). When everyone laughed, Scrooge began to feel very sad that people were making fun of him for the way he acted. At that point, Scrooge knew that he needed to make a major change in his
Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister who once stated, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Your thoughts are like your heart. When your thoughts are positive they rub off on people. In the play, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish miser would not even give a penny to the Poultry man that is trying to raise money for the poor. Scrooge, at the end of the play gives a huge amount of money to the Poultry man. Small and large acts of kindness can change a person's day or even life.
Maya Angelou, an American poet, once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” There are many people who don’t do anything to change the things they dislike. On the other hand some people over time change themselves. While Scrooge looked at his past, present, and future he realized he needs to change the way he treats people. In the play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge was guided by 3 spirits teaching him he needs to change to keep people close to him and love him.
By comparing and contrasting how he feels at the exposition and the end of the novel and going through the ghost’s visions influenced both Scrooge and us, the readers. Any reader can come to realize that he is an emotionally changed character for life. On top of that, readers can take away many valuable lessons. This classic novel will forever be cherished with the journey to the Victorian times, the meeting of spectacular characters along the way, but especially the remembrance of old Ebenezer Scrooge, the true father of Christmas spirit. As Dickens has said once, “God bless us every one.” And as Ebenezer Scrooge has said many times, “Bah,
After Scrooge wakes up waiting for the spirit for “Five minutes, ten minutes, a quarter of an hour went by, yet nothing came” the whole time “he lay upon his bed, the very core and centre of a blaze of ruddy light”(Stave 3, Page 2) this quote shows Scrooge accepting the light of goodness into himself. He then begins to see a ghostly light where he thinks is coming from the adjoining room. He then hears a voice calling him and enters the adjoining room. When he opens it Dickens says “It was his own room. There was no doubt about that. But it had undergone a surprising transformation.”(Stave 3, Page 2) This foreshadows Scrooge's eventual transformation. When the spirit tells Scrooge to look upon him “Scrooge reverently did so. It was clothed in one simple green robe or mantle.(Stave 3, Page 3).” This is what Scrooge sees the spirit as and shows that his state of confinement is shown by his clothes. The Spirit then takes Scrooge to the Cratchit's Christmas dinner and shows him what it is like to enjoy a Christmas meal with friends and family. Once Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim will live the spirit says “‘I see a vacant seat’ replied the Ghost, ‘in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.” Scrooge then tells the spirit that he wishes the poor innocent child to be spared and in doing so using
One night, in a dream, he is warned by his deceased friend, Marley, that three spirits would come to him. The first spirit is the spirit of Christmas past, and it shows him an event from his past. In the event, Scrooge is seen leaving his lover because she is too poor. Scrooge regrets this decision greatly. The next spirit tells him about the present, and it shows him how his employee, Bob Cratchit, is suffering. He and his family have barely any food, and to make matters worse, their son, Tiny Tim, is crippled. The next spirit, the spirit of Christmas future, shows Ebenezer how his own servants would steal from him and not shed one tear after he passes. It also shows Ebenezer how
In the beginning, Scrooge is an angry man who only cares about money. Everyone dislikes his attitude and rudeness. His old business partner, who died, came back as a ghost to warn him of his bad ways. He tells scrooge the path he is taken will lead to a bad afterlife. Scrooge is later visited by three more ghosts. They each take him to show him his wrong doings, and Scrooge sees his past, present, and future Christmases. He was warned to change his actions to make his future brighter, and a better afterlife. During his time with the spirits, he learned to be a better man and respect the world he lives in.
In Charles Dickens' famous novel, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him realize that he is not the man he should be. When he is invited to view his own gravestone by the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, Scrooge implores, But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Today I'm going to show how his ending change.
In Charles Dickens, ¨A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show Scrooge what he has done wrong in his life. When the ghost of Christmas yet to come shows him his grave stone, Scrooge says he will be a better man than he once was. I know what Scrooge meant when he said this, And I do think he followed his own conclusion. Scrooge was first visited by his partner, Marley, who had died. Marley showed Scrooge the shackles, and said that he had forged them during his mortal life. Then Marley said that if Scrooge did not change he would end up like Marley.
The story starts by setting up that Jacob Marley, Scrooge's business accomplice in the firm of Scrooge and Marley, was dead—the account starts seven years after his passing to the very day, Christmas Eve. Penny pincher and his representative Bob Cratchit are grinding away in the including house, with Cratchit positioned the ineffectively warmed "tank", a casualty of his boss' miserliness. Tightwad's nephew, Fred, enters to wish his uncle a "Happy Christmas" and welcome him to Christmas supper the following day. He is rejected by his relative with "Bah! Sham!" among different obnoxiousness, announcing Christmas time to be a cheat. Two "heavy honorable men", gathering beneficent gifts for poor people, come in a short time later, however they
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable