How Does Scrooge Change In A Christmas Carol

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Looking from the start of "A Christmas Carol", which I will call from now on "the book", Scrooge is described in the worst way a human could be described. Dickens' fantastic descriptions drew an image of a sharp, misanthropic, covetous old miser. His greed for wealth and his superb selfishness made him stand out like a goose in a queue of ducks compared to the charity men's benevolence and his comely nephew's good heart. as "the book" describes, Scrooge is a "tightfisted hand at the grindstone...hard and sharp as flint, solitary as an oyster."(page 12), highlighting his selfishness and hostility. But a genius like Charles will never write a book illustrating and ONLY illustrating the specks on a miser's soul, therefore at the end of stave one, …show more content…

After the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future visited, it is evident that their teachings educated Scrooge, like a hammer recreating a crocked sword on an anvil. The novel described the ghosts thoroughly, using words to visualize and help us fantasize what the spirits are and how they change Scrooge. For example The Ghost of Past took advantage of Scrooge's remorse, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come used Scrooge's fear. And it is this process that helped us fully understand why did Scrooge become a helpful angel after his visits. For example during the last ghost's visit, the women and men's thievery disgusted Scrooge and he worried about who the rich man was, and the ghost wasn't depicted as a evil fellow but as a helpful teacher. Yet in the comic, the spirit was illustrated to be a bluish grim reaper, and radiated a sad, gloomy atmosphere despite "the book" clearly stated on page 74 "Scrooge bent down on his knee: for in the very air which tis spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery." Which convinced me that the comic was not accurate. The play, on the other hand, was very well presented.

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