The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his dead body: ’plundered and bereft; unwatched, unwept, uncared for’. This suggests that Scrooge is disliked while is alive but also while he is dead. This is proved as his grave showed no signs of care, no flowers or no sense of grief but left alone, rejected. Another example being the fact that a business man would only go to his funeral ‘’if a lunch is provided’’. This reinforces the fact that no one liked or cared about him. This gives Scrooge and incentive to change as he sees what outcome his selfish and miserable life brings. Furthermore, the thieves who steal his belongings are uncaring and more interested in profit. They mirror Scrooge’s own obsession with wealth. This makes understand how he acts through the acts of other people. Scrooge is shown the outcome of his life which gives him a motive to
Scrooge was the character that was always grumpy. He looked like a mean, miserable old man
When the Ghost of Christmas Past visits him, he is worried and very confused. Ebenezer Scrooge thinks that the entire thing is a joke. “There’s more gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are.” His actions illustrate how simple his life was, by catching him completely off guard, and showing that all of his joy is gone. He becomes terribly frightened by reliving his past. By looking back on his past makes Scrooge realize why he truly hates Christmas time. It is because his lover, Belle, left him for money. This ironically parallels Scrooge’s future with love ones. He pushes others away and even holds back money from his own family. The Ghost of Christmas Present just makes Scrooge worse, by showing that his actions are slowly killing Bob Cratchit and the rest of his family. To finish it off the Ghost of Christmas Future silently shows Scrooge his own grave, and has him interpret his death. The ghost is described as a non-speaking grim reaper, and symbolically represents that Scrooge’s death will be silent, and he will not be able to explain his choices to others. They will just be forced to make their own
The industrial revolution woke up the sense of humanity in people, yet at the same time It turned it off. To begin with, from the year 1819 through 1901, Great Britain was beginning to face an all new era called the Victorian Era. In fact, this era was named like that, because of queen Victoria. Also, this era was very important because it introduced medical advances, scientific knowledge, and technological knowledge that helped increase work efficiency. However, not all the things that occurred were great. One of the things that were very outrageous, were the working conditions of the employees. As a matter of fact, there were writers, like Charles Dickens with “A Christmas Carol”, Benjamin Disraeli with “Sybil”, and Elizabeth Gaskell with
At the beginning of the story, Scrooge’s selfish personality is revealed, and the Ghost of Christmas Past comes and shows him the memories and truth of his life long ago. In the text, Scrooge is visited by two portly gentlemen who ask Scrooge to donate to the poor because they are
The story centers around a greedy accountant named Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is an insensitive old wart who cares only about the needs of himself. Jacob Marley, scrooges old business Parks number who died seven years earlier, visits him at night. This terrifying specter is bound and heavy chains. He warned Scrooge that his life is headed for a similar fate and he must repent of his self-indulgent ways. Three ghosts visit him later that night.They are the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. These three horrifying visits bring a major heart change for this penny-pinching miser. After his night of time travel, Scrooge is grateful for a second chance. His life becomes a beacon of light instead of a bastion of darkness. He becomes a good Samaritan by helping the poor and disenfranchised. ("A Christmas
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.” (Dickens 6.3). After that, someone guessed “It’s your Uncle Scrooge!” (Dickens, 6.3). When everyone laughed, Scrooge began to feel very sad that people were making fun of him for the way he acted. At that point, Scrooge knew that he needed to make a major change in his
Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister who once stated, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Your thoughts are like your heart. When your thoughts are positive they rub off on people. In the play, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish miser would not even give a penny to the Poultry man that is trying to raise money for the poor. Scrooge, at the end of the play gives a huge amount of money to the Poultry man. Small and large acts of kindness can change a person's day or even life.
Scrooge experiences a number of situations in which his character begins to undergo a change, and the main reason these changes occur is because of his guilt and sympathy. He visited his younger self, the Cratchits, and the time Belle broke up with him. He felt regret over things he said, did, how he acted, and pity for his former self. He realises that how he treated his clerk was wrong when he saw his old boss Fezziwig. This all leads to his character changing from the cold and isolated Scrooge to someone much kinder and like his former self.
The Christmas Carol is a great and popular story, people have made movies and plays about it, though the play can be more accurate. The movies can be very accurate to the actual story. Although it is not a very long play there are many different things going on. The story overall has a great message to it. As in, never say that Christmas lame or not worth it. The play and the movie are both different,but similar, in ways like characters, settings, and plots.
Events from the past can influence people to change their life for the better. Influence from anyone and anything can definitely affect you. Chances are, if you have done atrocious things, you probably want to try and do some good. This the case for the main characters in the stories “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “A Retrieved Reformation” by O’ Harey. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, grumpy man who hates Christmas and really anything that involves joy. One night, when three spirits come to him to inform him about the past, present, and future, he decides to turn his life around and change for the better. Jimmy Valentine is a safe cracker who moves to a new town. Once he meets a girl name Annabel, he decides to literally change his
In the beginning, Scrooge is an angry man who only cares about money. Everyone dislikes his attitude and rudeness. His old business partner, who died, came back as a ghost to warn him of his bad ways. He tells scrooge the path he is taken will lead to a bad afterlife. Scrooge is later visited by three more ghosts. They each take him to show him his wrong doings, and Scrooge sees his past, present, and future Christmases. He was warned to change his actions to make his future brighter, and a better afterlife. During his time with the spirits, he learned to be a better man and respect the world he lives in.
Greed is a trait nobody should have and one man’s life was ruined by it.“Bah Humbug!”is a famous quote from the astounding play, A Christmas Carol the story of a rich, old, mean man named Ebenezer Scrooge whose life was turned around. The play was later copied in a movie in 1984 and the movie shows many similarities and differences to the play. Most of the similarities and differences appear when the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit him and change his life for the better. After scrooge sees his dead body with nobody caring about it. He is then Humbled and changes his life as he then does good deeds and is a happy and kind man.
In the beginning of The story, Scrooge’s selfish behavior is evident until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past. Two charitable