How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Miracle!

In his novella “ A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens illustrates the transformation of an ill-mannered man as he is visited by three spirits who are affiliated with three different periods of time; the spirits are introduced as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come. Upon reaching home, the novella begins, Ebenezer Scrooge is met with the spirit of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him about the visits of three spirits. On the first night at 1:00 a.m, Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past who takes him to past Christmas events that happen in Scrooge’s life. On the second night at 1:00 a.m, the Ghost of Christmas Present visits Scrooge and takes him to observe the festivities …show more content…

Finally on the third night at 12:00 a.m, The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come takes Scrooge in the future to multiple scenery where the question of who died lingers, only for the answer to appear in a tombstone with Scrooge’s name carved in it. The three nights were in reality just one night and as a result of the three visits, Scrooge becomes a gentle, kind person with positive morals instilled on him. His transformation seems to be genuine and all it took was to time travel with the three spirits, yet it was the scenes they observed during their travels that played a major role. Each scene had a different lesson on how Scrooge can be come a different person than he was when he was first introduce in “ A Christmas Carol.” In order for an individual to become a genuinely different person, the individual would have to reassess their views on certain things, to think about someone else’s life instead of themselves for a change, and to see where their actions will lead them to …show more content…

Before the visits of the spirits, Scrooge was at work with his clerk Bob Catchits, and after being visited by his nephew and the portly gentleman, Scrooge knew that Bob would share the same idea as them and ask for the evening. Scrooge believe that Christmas was “ a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” (Dickens 11) as he discussed with Bob. His idea of Christmas portrayed the tightfisted man he is and how his meaning of Christmas showed that he has not in favor of the Holiday. As a business man who defines Christmas with a negative connotation, it contrasted with the experience he had as kid working for a miser like him. The scene where the spirit and Scrooge visit Mr. Fezziwigs in the past as he is throwing a ball is important for Scrooge, at the time, saw Christmas as a time to celebrate. The experience causes Scrooge to sat that he would “like to be able to say a word or two to my [his] clerk just now.” (Dickens 38) After seeing his past self enjoying Christmas, he finds that the scolding he gave to Bob a tad hypocritical and may take in consideration of celebrating Christmas. Remembering how he had a pleasant Christmas experience with his former boss and how it contrasted with they way he interacted with his co-worker present-day Christmas encourages Scrooge to be

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