How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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In the novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the main Character Ebenezer Scrooge who is a “covetous old sinner” (Dickens 3) and a solitary man who “wished to be left alone” (Dickens 12), was an abysmal person. One day he came home and thought that he was seeing things till he heard clanking and rattling of chains and saw a Ghost. It was the Ghost of his deceased partner Jacob Marley. The Ghost had come to tell him that he had to change his path or he would end up like him. Sadly for Scrooge the only way to change was to be haunted by three Spirits. And seeing the Past, Present, and Future proved to him that his life was worthy of regret, because he became blinded and concealed by greed and solitude. During this time he realized that …show more content…

He is glad to be awake at this time because he wants to confront the Spirit. He begins to tremble when time goes by and the Spirit doesn’t make an appearance. After a little bit a bright light begins to stream down upon him. Curious and a bit surprised he makes his way into the other room. The Spirit Of Christmas Present was welcoming and friendly, just like most of the people in the present that he soon saw. Scrooge saw people happily celebrating Christmas Eve and they are extremely poor. Soon he is taken to the Cratchit’s house where his clerk and his family live. He saw people having fun and laughing and being joyful, including the nonburdensome Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim is nonburdensome because he knows that if he was sad and mad all the time that he would be a burden more than he already is because of his condition. This condition forces him to have to hobble around on a crutch to get around. But Scrooge likes him because he is relentlessly positive and Tiny Tim reminds him of himself as a child and making the best of every situation. He asked the Ghost of Christmas Present if Tiny Tim would make it and the answer was egregious. “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.” (71) After Scrooge heard the answer he started to regret not giving Bob Cratchit the money he deserved. This event helped him to change because he realized that that little boy's life along …show more content…

That same hand pointed to the Cratchit’s house where there was no music, no joyfulness, just people who looked woebegone. Scrooge knew that something was going on when there wasn’t even the microscopic hint of exuberance or laughter. Soon Bob Cratchit came walking home very slowly and this is different because he used to walk swiftly with “Tiny Tim upon his shoulder.” But Tiny Tim was nowhere in sight or on Bob’s shoulder. Everybody was doleful and not at all able to sing or dance. Bob broke down and started to talk with despondency in his tone, “I promised him that I would walk there on a Sunday. My little child!” cried Bob. “My little child!” (106) Scrooge had to see this because he knew that Tiny Tim’s death would be his fault. He could’ve prevented it but he didn’t. He didn’t care that one child was going to die because of him. In the beginning of the book, the quote, “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.” (10), tells us how he used to act crueler than possible. But

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