How Is Scrooge Presented In A Christmas Carol

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Bah Humbug
“Bah humbug,” now that is the best phrase to describe Ebenezer Scrooge matter of fact is a phrase by Scrooge. Bah humbug is an expression used when someone doesn’t approve of something others may enjoy. Ebenzer Scrooge was a major character but he was a miserable man who only cared about money and absolutely hated Christmas. A Christmas Carol is about how Ebenezer Scrooge is offered an opportunity of a lifetime, to change his behavior, attitude. When Scrooge is being shown his life by the Christmas ghosts, he sees how his decisions have shaped him. In this essay, I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge, a cold hearted, ill mannered, stingy, and self deluded person.
Dickens particularly used a “cold” language to describe …show more content…

This also reflects Dickens' message that money doesn’t buy happiness because Scrooge was rich but unhappy. Scrooge represents the rich in this novel since he is always mentioning money as well as bringing up how much others owe him. Scrooge was unsympathetic towards other people, he showed no interest in helping the poor. He refused to donate to charity, because he thinks he's done enough by paying taxes to support the prisons and workhouses. An example from the novel is that Scrooge’s nephew, Fred said, “His wealth is of no use to him. He don’t do any good with it. . . . I am sorry for him; I couldn’t be angry with him if I tried. Who suffers by his ill whims! Himself, always” (Dickens 18). He didn;t care how poor people might feel and he believes it's not his "business" to care about them. Which shows how careless as well as stingy he is with his money, with all that money not even one pound to the poor. Scrooge always made it seem that he was superior and belittles those around him since he was richer than everyone …show more content…

No doubt about it that he was terrified by the ghost, he tries to maintain his authority even over his own senses. When Scrooge encounters Jacob Marley’s ghost, he tries to play it off as well as deny the existence of the ghost. Scrooge puts the blame onto something that he ate or did to avoid the existence of the ghost. As he stated here, “a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!” (Dickens 16). Scrooge assumes that the vision he sees is happening because of something he ate because people do believe certain foods you eat prior to bed may lead to certain

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