He mistreats his employees. Could this kind of person change? This scenario comes alive in A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol is a story about Scrooge and the visits of 3 spirits to help him change his ways. Each of the spirits gives Scrooge insight on his life until he eventually turns his view on the world around.
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.
A new spirit helps Scrooge along this way, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Yet to Come shows Scrooge a group of people barging into his home and stealing things from him, showing that people only benefit from Scrooge’s death. Scrooge’s reaction to this was beyond words, “This unhappy man- this stripped-bare corpse … could very well be my own. My life holds parallel! My life ends that way now!” Scrooge can tell that he needs to change the future, for his sake.
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.
When The ghost of Christmas Past haunts Scrooge, it shows him his past. It shows when he was a little kid, teenager, and young adult. This Ghost shows Scrooge’s mistakes and times when he was a happy, joyful, and not a greedy person. In this Stave of the book it says, “It was a strange figure --- like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child’s proportions” (Dickens 23). This quote from the book, in which Scrooge states that the ghost was not young or old; it was switching between the two.
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.
Scrooge has started to really understand what he has done wrong in his life and how selfish and mean he really is . The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge his future and how the people don’t care that Scrooge dies “If there is any person in the town, who feels emotion caused by this man’s death,” said Scrooge quite agonised, “show that person to me, Spirit, I beseech you” ( Dickens 11 ). Scrooge is seeing how people treat him when he is dead but Scrooge has no clue they are talking about him. Scrooge is showed the future but Scrooge thinks he has already changed completely because he has no idea that the person the men are talking about is him. Scrooge is changing fast but he has not seen the shadows that have not happened but will happen soon "You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us," Scrooge pursued.
“A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge an old greedy miser who is visited by three spirits the day before Christmas because he is selfish and he needs help from the spirits to alter his cruel-hearted ways so he doesn’t end up paying for his uncharitable behaviour towards others when he is dead. The ghosts show him his past, his present, and his future, to show him that Christmas is really about giving and to help him realize he needs to change his ways. Throughout the novel multiple themes are displayed that categorize the importance of the novel. However, giving is the most important notion because Fezziwig makes his employees and family happy, The theme of giving is displayed when Scrooge is taken to his
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.
One of them was the ghost of christmas present and past and future. They all helped him in there own kind of way,Christmas past “ You must, Mr.scrooge you must.” “I can’t it’s me.He lived inside his head alone.” said Mr.Scrooge. Christmas presents “ TO any person kindly given. And to the very poor most of