Dickens, throughout the novella, wanted to convey compassion—something that many people within the higher-class didn’t fully understand, due to their ignorance of the impoverished classes beneath them. To be compassionate means to be aware of other’s suffering and misfortune; to be empathetic, to pity somebody or something. Dickens definitely wanted to portray this within A Christmas Carol to influence his readers to be more aware of those who were suffering, and to be more charitable.
In Staves 3 and 4 of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge undergoes a drastic change in personality due to the events shown by the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. At the end of the novella, Scrooge is found to be a better man. He learns to be charitable and to value family and companionship.
Scrooge was the character that was always grumpy. He looked like a mean, miserable old man
Many film and literature characters fail to leave an impact on the reader. This is not the case for Charles Dickens’ character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and Frank Capra’s creation of a character, George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life. Both protagonists are beloved characters, but have drastic similarities and differences. Ebenezer Scrooge and George Bailey are best compared by their outlook on life, time spent with the spirits, and each character’s transformation in the story.
“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his ways straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness”(Prov. 11:5). The story, “A Christmas Carol”, is about a cold-hearted man named Scrooge who transforms himself into a jolly, kind man when three Ghosts teach Scrooge about the spirit of Christmas. In the story, Charles Dickens illustrates the theme of how no one is past redemption through the transformation of Scrooge’s personality by the lessons of the Spirits.
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.
At first he was a inconsiderable selfish person. For example when the gentleman visitor can he only was worried if his operation was stopped I knew this when he said “from what you said, I was afraid someone had stopped its operation. When his nephew Fred can over to ask him to come to Christmas dinner, Scrooge said “I’ll dine alone.” This implies that scrooge doesn’t like to spend time with his nephew. Ebenezer Scrooge is acting like a
The collective greed of mankind has resulted in a planet where our resources are being used up at an alarming rate. Greedy people are often looked at like selfish and ignorant human beings. Ebenezer Scrooge is like that, but there was a time that he wasn’t. Ebenezer is a rich businessman who despises the poor. Scrooge didn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, all he thought was that Christmas was just of load of humbug!(Dickens, 6) Scrooge also hates happiness and generosity until a trio of Christmas spirits shows him the error of his ways. (Dickens, 9) At the beginning, Ebenezer is portrayed as a stingy and selfish man who expresses dislike for the Christmas Spirit. But just as the end of winter gets closer, Scrooge’s stinginess and cold heart sees a revival of goodwill that has been apart for so many years. Although Scrooge is a fictional character, nobody should ever be as greedy and selfish as him. Everyone should be happy and enjoy the things that they have and share with others. Many people live in a state in where they just want to be lonely and that's how Ebenezer Scrooge lives, lonely and full of greediness.
Events from the past can influence people to change their life for the better. Influence from anyone and anything can definitely affect you. Chances are, if you have done atrocious things, you probably want to try and do some good. This the case for the main characters in the stories “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “A Retrieved Reformation” by O’ Harey. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, grumpy man who hates Christmas and really anything that involves joy. One night, when three spirits come to him to inform him about the past, present, and future, he decides to turn his life around and change for the better. Jimmy Valentine is a safe cracker who moves to a new town. Once he meets a girl name Annabel, he decides to literally change his
Both “Fighting Ruben Wolfe” and “A Christmas Carol” written by Markus Zusak and Charles Dickens display a great sense of morality and ethics through the main characters of their novels. Morality is the principles of a person and what they stand for and ethics is choosing what is right and wrong to act upon. The main characters in “Fighting Ruben Wolfe” are Cameron and Ruben Wolfe. They present their morals and ethics very particularly in how they express them. Their morals don’t immensely change throughout the novel but they do change. On the other hand, in the novel “A Christmas Carol” the main character Ebenezer Scrooge’s morals and ethics completely transformed from a selfish and cold-hearted grump to a kind and cheerful man who was as jolly
They both provided the same message, show love to others, and don’t forget the Christmas spirit. I enjoyed both versions and their true message.
Dickens describes him as cold and hard. “Hard and sharp as flint…secret, and self-contained. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped at his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek” (Dickens 31). These descriptions are all associated with an arrogant and un-empathetic person. Scrooge’s behaviors set him apart from the other characters, and earned him a reputation of the man to avoid. When a caroler comes to his door as a good deed for so much as a penny, Scrooge whacks a ruler in his face. Scrooge even behaves negatively toward his own family, even during the Christmas season. “Scrooge said that he would see him-Yes, indeed, he did…and said that he would see him in that extremity first” (Dickens 36). When asked to join a family dinner, Scrooge replies by telling his nephew to go to Hell. Dickens developed the negative impression of Scrooge through his behavior. However, in order to allow the reader full understanding as to why Scrooge is so negative, the reactions of others towards him are extremely important. The reason Scrooge hates Christmas so much is due to the amount of tragedies and feelings of
Scrooge is a cold-hearted and selfish character; I know this because Charles Dickens uses repetition throughout the short story. Repetition is the action of repeating something that has already been said or written. Repetition is used by authors to give emphasis to particular word, phrase or idea; for example, "No warmth could warm him, no wintry weather chills him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he; no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose…" (Stanza 2). That specific quote is not repeating the exact words over again, but it is repeating the same idea over and over while continuously using the word “no.” Charles Dickens uses repetition as a way to further give us detail about
“The cold within Scrooge froze his old features...he carried his own low temperatures always about him”(2). At the beginning of A Christmas Carol Scrooge was a bitter and selfish man who hates Christmas. “What shall I put you down for?” “Nothing!”Scrooge replied(9). This shows that Scrooge is selfish because he doesn’t want to donate money to charity. Scrooge changes from the beginning to the end of the novel.
Have you ever wondered if someone can change overnight? In this book Scrooge changed very rapidly with the ghost appearing and changing him completely . In the beginning of the story Scrooge was hateful and in the end he was very loving. But once he started to change he changed very rapidly. 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.