Redemption is the act of being saved from sin, mistakes or wrongdoings. The greedy and insensitive behaviour of Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist in A Christmas Carol in his past life ultimately sets the setting of his future. Ebenezer Scrooge is living in London, England during the Victorian era and the industrial revolution where there are discrepancies between the rich and the poor. Ebenezer Scrooge fails to realize how wealthy he is and does not determine how unkind he should be to those around him. Charles Dickens, sets his novella as a morality tale and this is apparent in each scene. The story follows the unkind and unpleasant Ebenezer Scrooge through a visit from Three Ghosts on Christmas Eve. From each ghost, Scrooge is shown the errors …show more content…
While sleeping, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts. The novella begins with Ebenezer Scrooge being severely unkind to his overworked and underpaid employee Bob Cratchit. Bob is trying to warm himself over a candle as Scrooge refuses to give him more coal. Scrooge is so stingy due to his rough upbringing, he believed that if he made enough money to not be poor, it would heal him from all his childhood trauma. On Christmas eve, Scrooge is visited by his nephew Fred along with two Gentlemen who are collecting money for charity, Scrooge dismisses the visitors and states he does not care about Christmas and that the poor do not deserve his charity. Scrooge goes home, falls asleep and he is awakened by The Ghost of Christmas Past, who takes Scrooge through times when he was more innocent. The ghost speaks to Scrooge but he does not fully comprehend what …show more content…
“he made bold to inquire what business brought him there. “Your welfare!” said the ghost. Scrooge expressed himself much obliged, but could not help thinking that a night of unbroken rest would have been more conducive to that end. The Spirit must have heard him thinking, for it said immediately: “Your reclamation, then. Take heed!” Scrooge ultimately is not aware of the value of being visited by the ghosts and then he asks for an explanation. During this conversation, The Ghost of Christmas Past plays an important role because he can read Scrooge's mind. The ghost takes Scrooge through times, places and situations that reveal how Scrooge became the man he is. He represents memory which creates the setting of “walking down memory lane.” Readers need to understand how and why Scrooge became the man he is and the setting represented by the ghost is important. If the ghost can aid Scrooge in remembering who he once was, there may still be hope for him. Due to Scrooge's poor upbringing, he shuts people out and is money obsessed and influenced easily by money and power. His selfish ways are how the setting plays a crucial role in understanding the story and why it's so
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Later that night scrooge meets the ghost of Christmas present unlike the other spirit this one is happy Scrooge looked at the big tall man and he took Scrooge to Bob Cratchit’s house and he showed Scrooge how even though they are poor they are happy people this event makes scrooges perspective on hardships better. The last spirit Future appears this spirit looks like the grim reaper he takes Scrooge to when he dies people are stealing from him and nobody cares about his death this terrifies Scrooge he begs the spirit that he will not be mean anymore and the spirit lets him
Touches his heart, and gave him the ability to fly, and both of them ﬂy out the window. The ghost takes Scrooge to the countryside where he grew up. The Ghost of Christmas Past is the ﬁrst spirit to visit Scrooge. A curiously childlike apparition with a glowing head. He takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past.
The ghost of Christmas future takes him to his grave and he is shocked to see what has been written on his gravestone, he cries out to the spirit to “‘tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone’” (Dickens 103). Scrooge wants to change as a person. He realizes that in order to be happy, he must accept others into his life. Finally, Scrooge, a merry man, lives a life of joy “and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well if any man alive possessed the knowledge” (Dickens 113).
In the novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is a grump, grouchy, old man who didn’t accept Christmas to be celebrated. According to Scrooge, Christmas was a Humbug. He is visited by three ghosts from his past, present, and Christmas yet to come. They will show Scrooge the things that happened, were happening, and were to come, so maybe he will change his ways. If Scrooge doesn’t hurry and do something now he will be haunted , and eventually turn into one of the ghosts.
This ghost had lots in store for Scrooge. This first thing that Ghost of Christmas yet to come shows Scrooge was three businessmen talking about Scrooge and his death, and none of them were really phased by it. The next thing that the ghost of Christmas past showed Scrooge was crooks robbing Scrooge’s house and selling all of his belongings for money. Then, the spirit Shows Scrooge is own dead body, and Scrooge realizes that the unhappy old man that the businessmen were talking of, and the people were stealing from, was himself. Next, The spirit shows the Cratchits mourning over the death of Tiny Tim.
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’s famous story, is about a filthy rich but cold-blooded businessman named Scrooge, who is in need of redemption. He is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in order to redeem himself and be remembered for good. Each of these ghosts presents Scrooge with lessons that help him on his journey and ultimately set up his redemption at the end of the story. Many argue that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come influenced Scrooge the most to redeem himself, but in reality, the Ghost of Christmas Past influenced him more, as it not only retold Scrooge’s story and showed where his life turned around, but it also taught him valuable lessons along the way. This is shown when the spirit causes him to
After all his adventures, unlike Mr. Halborough, Scrooge mentions how he is“ not the man I was.” (Dickens 74) and shows throughout his story how the appearance of the three ghosts shaped his new perspective on Christmas and the overall idea of giving
Scrooge is not a good person and he needs to be taught a lesson and needs to be a lot nicer. And is visited by multiple ghosts and wants to be better but does not want to be changed. It talks about how he pays his employees so little and deducts pay for the little reasoning. Such as his employee Cratchit who deducted pay for him spilling a little ink. Scrooge's character changes over time because of the impacts the ghosts and Marley push open on him.
Scrooge is the protagonist, the character with the most room to change, in Charles Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol. Due to outside forces, that manifested themselves in the forms of three ghosts, Scrooge changed throughout the book. The ghost most responsible for said change, is the Ghost of Christmas Past. The ghost of Christmas Past was the cause of extreme emotional reactions in Scrooge, a drastic change in Scrooge’s character, and caused Scrooge to ponder his life’s outlook. The Ghost of Christmas Past caused extreme emotional reactions from Scrooge.
When Scrooge sees the Ghost, he is scared by its frightening appearance, but he knows that the Spirit’s lessons are important. He says, “ ‘But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart’ ” (Dickens 2). In this point of the story, Scrooge wants to change and is ready learn how to change his ways. He realizes that the Ghosts’ lessons are vital if he wants to change.
After this, The Ghost of Christmas Present shows the mean old man what people who are part of his life are doing on Christmas Eve. Lastly, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come leads Scrooge to a future Christmas. All these spirits had the power to change Scrooge by using memory, compassion,
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.
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.
When the ghosts started coming he started changing , each time one ghost came he changed little by little . In the book “ a christmas carol “ by charles dickens , the theme is influenced by the process of change by scrooge 's character , and the ways he changed through the ghost 's appearance in the story. In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable