Examples Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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At the beginning of the novel “A Christmas carol” Scrooge can be interpreted as an archetypal villain (an extreme stereotype of a villain), this is inferred when Dickens describes Scrooge as an “old sinner”. The quote “old sinner” links in with the description of a villain as a sinner often someone who commits immoral acts regularly whilst disregarding Christian doctrine, considering the time the book was published (1800) committing a sin was a villainous act to do; therefore implying to the reader that Scrooge is a going to be a villainous character throughout the novel. When Macbeth is first introduced, Shakespeare chooses to present Macbeth as heroic archetypal male, completely contrasting with how Scrooge is presented as a villain at the

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