The book talks about how rude Mr. Scrooge was and how cold he got during Christmas. He didn’t feel anything for anyone, he didn’t love anyone or anyone loved him. But it was because he didn’t appreciate stuff or people. He just thought about working and making money, well that’s what I think. For example, the book says this, "What else can I be," returned the uncle, "when I live in such a world of fools as this?
He is ready to take on what the Spirit has for him because he knows that is the only way he will become a better man. The Ghost of Christmas Future takes Scrooge to different moments in the future, where a rich man died and no one cares about it. The Spirit then takes Scrooge to the man’s headstone, where he sees that his name is on it and realizes that he is the cold-hearted man who no one cared about. He then says, “ ‘Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you shown me, by an altered life’ ” (Dickens 18). Now that Scrooge has seen the future and the consequences of his life.
Tom was a careless human being. Tom married Daisy and later in the book cheats on her without an afterthought of the outcome. This class believed they were above the rest and saw it no other way. They had very high educations and most if not all went to Ivy League schools. Tom inherited a ton of money so he did not work.
On the inside, though, he was miserable and lost without Daisy. He tried to hide the fact that all he could think about was Daisy and how she was not his. Daisy was not the only thing that made him miserable, though. The illegal activities that he got caught up in brought him stress along with money. That is where Gatsby made all his money, not from owning a chain of drug stores.
Scrooge we see a man who is transformed from a greedy, selfish miser into a generous and good-natured character by the end. In the beginning of the story Scrooge wanted annihilation to do with Christmas. He rejects all Christmas cheer from everyone he meets. Although on Christmas Eve his worker Bob Cratchit asked if he could take Christmas Day off and spend time with his family, but Scrooge said if he didn’t show up on Christmas morning he wasn’t going to get paid.
The novella begins by introducing the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge. He is an extremely wealthy, but selfish and gauche old man. Due to past experiences, his outlook on mankind and the world at large is jaded, and this is especially true on Christmas. While the rest of the world is preparing to celebrate he is instead reminded of everything
Happiness and Wealth: two words that are both alike and distinct. One without wealth can be happy, one with substantial wealth may not be happy, but one rarely has both. In Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, the main character, Pip, suddenly grows wealthy and rises in class; a common Victorian rags to riches story. However, as his capital increases, his character decreases by acting recklessly and being shameful of his modest upbringing. Additionally, Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter, Estella - born wealthy - are spoiled and don’t contribute anything beneficial to society.
In the Great Gatsby, the author tells us a story about a man whose name was Gatsby, when he final became rich by his own effort, his lover can not accept him at all, people around him were just made use of his money, and they still looked down upon him because of his poor background. What a sad story! Through this story, we can learn that money is not so useful, maybe we can use money to buy a lot of things, but it does not mean rich can present everything. Gatsby’s
In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change. Scrooge is not a very pleasant man in Stave 1 and he only changes a little bit. Portly gentlemen ask Scrooge for a donation and he gave them nothing and felt good about it too! Even when the ghost of Marley talked to him, he was stubborn and misanthropic to the ghost. The only time I thought I saw a change was when Scrooge saw spirits trying to help ordinary people.
Before the encountered with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come, Scrooge was a selfish and tight-fisted businessman, but after being lectured by the three spirits especially by the Spirit of Christmas Future. Being terrified by the specter, Scrooge had sworn to become a better man and willing to help those in need by providing money to help them. As mentioned in the story, after experienced a fearful moment that the Spirit had shown him, Scrooge started to change his behavior toward other people which made they think weirdly of him because the sudden change in appearance; furthermore, He gave additional money to Bob to support his family especially in order to help Bob’s son, Tiny Tim from his disease and Scrooge was treated like a second father by Tiny Tim. Therefore, in my opinion, The Ghost of Christmas is the most important spirit of the three that led to the change in the behavior of