How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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“In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your whole day” (spencer Johnston). In the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken a mean spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the work room because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge's nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness, spitting out an angry "Bah! Humbug!" in response to his nephew's "Merry Christmas!" 3 ghosts come to show him his past so maybe …show more content…

Scrooge approaches the grave and reads the on the headstone: EBENEZER SCROOGE , Scrooge knells at the spirit and begs him to undo the events of his nightmarish events. He promises to honor Christmas from deep within his heart and to live by the important lessons of Past, Present, and Future. The spirit's hand begins to tremble, and, as Scrooge continues to cry out for mercy, the ground starts collapsing. Scrooge again finds himself returned to the safety of his own bed. (Dickens 110) This shows that Scrooge really is going to change and he wants the ghost to understand. Scrooge is on his knees begging! All he wants is a second chance and the ghost gave it to him! Another detail that shows the ghost changed him is Scrooge, is grateful for a second chance at his life. He sings and praises the spirits. Upon realizing he has been returned to Christmas morning, Scrooge begins shouting "Merry Christmas!" at the top of his lungs. Scrooge is overjoyed with excitement. Scrooge runs into the street and offers to pay the first boy he meets to deliver a great Christmas goose to Bob Cratchit's house. He meets one of the gentlemen who earlier asked for charity money for the poor and apologizes for his previous rudeness, promising to donate lots of money to the poor. He attends Fred's Christmas party and spreads such heartfelt that the other guests can hardly manage to swallow their food at his surprising behavior. The following morning, Scrooge arrives at the office early and assumes a very stern expression when Bob Cratchit enters eighteen and a half minutes late. Scrooge, begins to scold Bob, before suddenly announcing his plans to give him a large raise and assist his troubled family. Bob is stunned, but Scrooge promises to stay true to his word. As time

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