How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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Change was undeniably necessary for the grumpiest man on the planet: Ebenezer Scrooge. Change was needed in multiple ways in the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The story is about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge who detested Christmas and holiday cheer. Three ghosts appeared to him over the course of one night and prompted Scrooge to change his actions. After surveying three versions of Christmas, Scrooge adjusted his attitude towards the holiday and became more joyful and courteous to everyone on Christmas Day. One character that definitely needed to change was Scrooge. He needed to change his attitude toward charity. He refused to give money to the poor when a visitor requested for him to do so. Here is an example of this. …show more content…

After his influential talk with the ghosts, Scrooge shared his newfound generosity with the Gentleman Visitor who he previously refused to give money to. Here is when this happened. Gentleman Visitor (sadly): “Hello sir.” Scrooge: “My dear sir, how do you do? I hope you succeeded yesterday. It was very kind of you to stop by to see me.” Gentleman Visitor (in disbelief) “Mr Scrooge?” Scrooge: “Yes, that is my name, and I fear it may not be pleasant to you. Allow me to ask you pardon, and will you have the goodness to add this (throwing him a purse) to your good work!” Gentleman Visitor: “Lord bless me! My dear Mr Scrooge, are you serious?” Scrooge: “If you please, not a penny less. A great many back payments are included in it, I assure you. Will you do me that favor?” Gentleman Visitor: “My dear sir, I don’t known what I can say to such generosity.” Scrooge: “Say nothing! Accept it. Come and see me. Will you come and see me?” Gentleman Visitor: “I will.” Scrooge: “Thank ‘ee. I am much obliged to you. I thank you fifty times. God bless you and Merry Christmas!” (Dickens 274) In this dialogue, the Gentleman Visitor is astounded that Scrooge was able to change. Before, he was cruel and bitter to everyone. This had to be revised. After the ghosts appeared to Scrooge and he viewed three forms of Christmas, he realized how his actions were drastically affecting others so he changed and became

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