How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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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 …show more content…

When the Spirit shows Scrooge when he was a boy in grade school, Scrooge is quickly reminded of how he was always left alone over the Christmas season, neglected by his friends. "The school is not quite deserted," said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still." Scrooge said he knew it. And he sobbed." (Dickens, 2) This quote displays that Scrooge is moved when he sees his former self in practically the same position he is in now: alone and neglected by everyone during Christmas time. It also shows how he has never changed from being the isolated and neglected person he was as a boy. This scene teaches Scrooge that he must change the ways of his life in order to redeem and save the future of not only his life, but the lives of those around him as well, as he can drastically change the outcome of other people’s lives so that they would never have to experience the same fate that he has already …show more content…

Fezziwig’s, his old boss. Mr. Fezziwig was the complete opposite of Scrooge as a business employer since he was both kind and generous, and he treated his employees fairly. When the Spirit shows Scrooge the Christmas party that Mr. Fezziwig threw for his employees, Scrooge sees what an employer he could have been if he had not been so cruel to his employee, Bob Crachit. It shows how cruel and cold-blooded Scrooge is since he is compared to his old employer by the Spirit. The Spirit’s intention of bringing Scrooge back to Fezziwig’s was to get Scrooge to learn how to treat not only his employees fairly, but also everyone around him as

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