In the beginning of this book, Scrooge would rather hassle families and bring misery to the community than to spend the money he already has on a nice Christmas. In the first stave, Scrooge, although he is wealthy, is such a miser that he won 't even allow his clerk to have enough coal to keep him warm. He insists on saving money by burning only enough coal to keep a small flame glowing whether the heat that it puts out is sufficient to keep the clerk warm or not. Scrooge 's greed is his downfall because he is so consumed with his money that he neglects the people around him, and when all is said and
However, he will only give the smallest amount. Lastlyorks his employee half to death, with very little compensation to support , not only is Scrooge greedy about his money, he is also selfish of his time with others. He refuses to visit his only nephew and prefers being alone than to be with his friends and family on Christmas Day. To Scrooge, being selfish is almost automatic. Scrooge also exhibits immorality by his unkindness towards other people.
A Christmas Carol Compare and Contrast Mr. Scrooge, Mr. Scrooge such a greedy man. He took and when he gave, it was the smallest amount, so trivial. Why he was such a wicked man it was because he was very, very stingy. Mr. Scrooge was not just stingy, but selfish and hated everything that didn’t deal with him having his money. When he had to pay someone, he hated it he literally hated everything.
Scrooge And The Grinch, There Is Always Hope. The act of selfishness has always had the ability to take over a someone’s. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is a story where the main character, Scrooge, is haunted by a spirit named Jacob Marley, and three other spirits visit him and hope to change his life around. Ebenezer Scrooge is a very selfish, greedy man that lives in England during the 1800's. Scrooge has a passion for hating Christmas and not caring about what others think about him.
Another example includes when the portly gentlemen ask Scrooge for donations and they tell him that many of the poor would rather die than go to the prison, Scrooge harshly replies, “ ‘If they would rather die...they had better do it and decrease the surplus population’ “ (10). This illustrates that Scrooge would rather have people die than give them money or donations. This is because Scrooge doesn’t care if someone dies and isn’t afraid to say so. Therefore,these scenes prove that Scrooge is evil. At the last stave of Christmas Carol, after the all the ghosts visit, Scrooge is as kind as an angel.
It occurs when the second ghost (Ghost of Christmas Present) takes him to the Cratchit family’s home. Scrooge is watching the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit and although he sees that the Crachit family doesn’t have much money either, they too have love and happiness. Tiny Tim is their sick little boy and has a particular effect on Scrooge. When he sees the little boy in his crippled state, Scrooge asks the Spirit “if Tiny Tim will live” (Dickens 40) and the spirit responds with “[i]f these shadows remain unaltered by the future,” the Spirit responds, “the child will die” (Dickens 40) “[n]o, no,” says Scrooge. “Oh no, kind Spirit!
Stave 1- Greed The main theme in stave 1 of A Christmas Carol is greed. The reason I think Scrooge is very greedy is because he doesn’t like to give and is usually self absorbed. Scrooge is also a very demanding man, he only wants the answer that he likes best. He doesn’t like happy things and his word choices are usually sad. On page 8 Scrooge was being very rude.
To take case in point, this novel is about a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, that was a selfish and self-centered person. He owned a business with Jacob Marley and then Marley died. He was always angry and didn't bond with his family members. Indeed, Fred; his nephew, invited him to a Christmas dinner and he refused as a result. By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money.
In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold- hearted man, continues his greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He declines a dinner invitation from his nephew, Fred; he yells at a Gentlemen Visitor; and is rude his employee, Bob Cratchit. At night, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years, visits him. Marley tries to warn Scrooge to not be as greedy as he once was. Later, the Spirit of Christmas Past, Spirit of Christmas Past, and Spirit of Christmas Present visit.