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’s Transformation Essay In the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits, past, present, and future. When the spirits take Scrooge to the past present and future, Scrooge undergoes a major transformation Dickens demonstrates this by showing that Scrooge changed from a lonely, greedy man, that didn’t like Christmas and dislike people to a generous man that likes Christmas and was more accepting of other people. Dickens shows this change through Scrooge’s actions while traveling through time with the spirits. In the beginning of the story, Scrooge was a lonely greedy man. He also hated Christmas and didn’t like other people.
In A Christmas Carol, Charles dickens relates themes of Christmas, loneliness and Family, to the overall Theme of Compassion. The book is set during the time of Christmas to symbolize generosity, selflessness and love. While it looks at the world from the eyes of an old, rich, grumpy man, whom is the exact opposite, and has yet to understand what it means to care for others. Dickens uses this character of Scrooge, to symbolize greed, selfishness and hatred that is found in a person and in a society. While he introduces other characters to represent the good that has surrounds him.
The play, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Israel Horovitz from Charles Dickens’ tale is about a selfish, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge that encounters visitations from spirits. The locations the spirits take him to display powerful messages that impact the transformation in his character eventually. Towards the end, Scrooge becomes a more kinder, generous person. “A Christmas Carol” evidently shows that even when life is at its most difficult, there are always ways to find peace and happiness. The beginning of the story occurs the day before Christmas (December 24) in Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s clerk, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s office in London, England.
Each of the spirits gives Scrooge insight on his life until he eventually turns his view on the world around. Scrooge’s change in character is demonstrated through his actions, thoughts, and words. Actions can describe a person for who they are whether good or bad. Scrooge’s actions change throughout the book because of the visits with the persuasive spirits; the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. In the beginning he doesn’t want to give Christmas day off to his employee, Bob but reluctantly gives Bob the day off.
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.
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. The final spirit showed Christmas in the future and made Scrooge sees what would happen if he didn't change. After every spirit that visited each one made him realise how important Christmas is and that helping others benefits you and others around
Although when Marley visits him through the spirits and brings with him the Ghost of Christmas past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, many changes begin to boil. The settings that surrounds Scrooge throughout A Christmas Carol give a timeline to the changing personality of Scrooge starting with his neglected past, continuing with his gloomy present self, and finally with his possible murky future. Through Scrooge’s past one can see reasoning behind his attitude towards life. Along with this family issues and neglect are apparent. We see this through description of places where he spent a great deal of time, “Approached a mansion of dull red brick.” the mansion referred to is a school house where Scrooge attended.
In turn, when he and Michael locate Buddy with Santa in Central Park, they help Buddy to make people believe in the magic of Christmas. Walter puts on Santa 's outfit, and Michael takes his list to prove Santa is real in order to help bring back the spirit of Christmas to people. This stage plays the biggest role in Buddy becoming a hero because he is finally getting the love and support from his father that he needs. Buddy was sad that he had never really known his father or had a family. Making a connection with his father helps Buddy to grow and helped give him the drive to achieve his mission to bring back the spirit of
"Money makes the world go round.” A famous phrase that mercilessly expresses the truth about life these days.And it is not the only one that points to the same thing:that society nowadays treasures the material instead of the spiritual growth or moral development.From famous songs such as Abba’s “Money,money”,”Money makes the world go round” from the movie „Cabaret”,to books such as“A Christmas Carol”,they all show that money lays in the center. An ideological novel,”A Christmas Carol” tells of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.Unfortunately,only in a book does it seem possible to change,as today,anybody can scarcely do it. Can we imagine a society without