In the play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge was guided by 3 spirits teaching him he needs to change to keep people close to him and love him. At first he was a inconsiderable selfish person. For example when the gentleman visitor can he only was worried if his operation was stopped I knew this when he said “from what you said, I was afraid someone had stopped its operation. When his nephew Fred can over to ask him to come to Christmas dinner, Scrooge said “I’ll dine alone.” This implies that scrooge doesn’t like to spend time with his nephew. Ebenezer Scrooge is acting like a
To take case in point, this novel is about a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, that was a selfish and self-centered person. He owned a business with Jacob Marley and then Marley died. He was always angry and didn't bond with his family members. Indeed, Fred; his nephew, invited him to a Christmas dinner and he refused as a result. By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money.
First of all, Scrooge starts to care about others. The Ghost of Christmas Present took Scrooge to visit the home of his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Their youngest son, Tiny Tim, has many physical problems, but yet has a big heart. Scrooge marvels at how the Cratchit’s seem to celebrate Christmas despite their lack of money and concerns about Tiny Tim’s health (Dickens 40). In a dramatic change, Scrooge asks if Tiny Tim would live.
In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change. Scrooge is not a very pleasant man in Stave 1 and he only changes a little bit. Portly gentlemen ask Scrooge for a donation and he gave them nothing and felt good about it too! Even when the ghost of Marley talked to him, he was stubborn and misanthropic to the ghost. The only time I thought I saw a change was when Scrooge saw spirits trying to help ordinary people.
Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit. He grew an attachment to the sweet little boy, and was surprisingly concerned about his well being. When Scrooge learned from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come that Tiny Tim would not survive the following year, it tipped Scrooge over the edge. Feeling guilty that he could’ve prevented the casualty by simply offering Bob a slight pay raise and shorter work schedule, Scrooge realizes that he can alter his ways and prevent Tiny Tim’s death by being a kinder person.
The timeless theme redemption was shown in “A Christmas Carol” through the main character Ebenezer Scrooge. He changed from being a cold-blooded, cruel man to being a sympathetic, kind-hearted human being. Redemption was shown in the play numerous times. Once being when his nephew Fred asked him to join him and his family for a Christmas dinner Scrooge refused to go because he would much rather try to earn more money on Christmas then spend time with family and loved ones. A Ghost of Christmas Present brought Scrooge to Fred’s house and showed how Fred was defending him against all the criticism as to why he didn’t
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens recounts how a cruel and selfish business man transforms into a caring and charitable person. Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist of the story, cares very little about moral principles. He berates the streets of London for their cheerful view of Christmas and focuses soley on increasing his wealth. He begins to change, however, when three spirits visit him on the night of Christmas Eve. They take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future with the desire of transforming his bitterness.
In A Christmas Carol, Dickens portrays Ebenezer Scrooge as the quintessential miser. Although Scrooge is depicted as a greedy, wealthy, and miserable individual, the point of the story is to show us how and why he changes for the better. The theme tends to be that change is attainable no matter how fixed in our ways we are. Dickens creates the most miserly and cold-hearted man possible and demonstrates that a positive transformation from miserliness to generosity is achievable in the most unlikely circumstance. In the first stave, we learn that Scrooge is very greedy with his great deal of money and prefers to spend his time alone.
In this story scrooge was visited by three spirits. His old friend Jacob came to visit him to tell him how greedy and mean he was . In the movie, "A Christmas Carol", when the first spirit from the past came to scrooge house at 3:00 in the morning and told him to take his hand and they flew to his old town to see what he was as a young man. Then scrooge thought that he could talk to people from the past but he couldn't, because they were dead and gone from being greedy and selfish. That was why the spirit of the past took him there to teach him a lesson.
It comes up in every chapter of the book, starting in the first chapter, where he walks down the sidewalk, ignoring everyone, to the second chapter where he adores his master as much as his master is fond of him. It is there in the third chapter, where Scrooge's assistant is kind to him, in hope that Scrooge will be nicer back. It appears again in the fourth and fifth chapters where he wishes to be nice so others are nice too him, and then becomes nice with the retaliation of others being nice to him. The whole story is ghosts trying to convince Scrooge to be nicer, so others will be nicer to him. The Title of the book could very well be “Scrooge being convinced that being nice is better than being mean, so that others will be nice to him once he’s dead.” But that would be too long, so will have to settle for “A Christmas Carol.” Aside from that, though, there is evidence all over the book pointing to “treat others the way you would like to be
For example, “He had the power to render us happy or unhappy, to make our service light or burdensome , a pleasure or a toil… The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune”(Dickens 33). Fezziwig and other employers held the power over their employees so that their work could be easy or hard, and about how happy they were. Another instance is, “He couldn’t replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room”(Dickens 3). Scrooge’s employee, who was a poor person, couldn’t get more coal in his freezing working conditions because Scrooge kept the coal in his room. Other employers also deprived their employees of warmth and other forms of comfort.
They made their workers work Christmas and holidays. The robber barons did everything they can to keep wealth. These men acted like they were helping the people but the truth is they were helping themselves not the society. They forced the society by charging out difficult rates, and discriminating against small businessmen. In American politics, the
The feeling of happiness after helping someone is perhaps the only sure thing a hero can expect, and when even this is not fulfilled, it hurts the hero even more. Fitz from the Farseer series of books is the best example of this feeling of betrayal. He is tortured to death for the amusement of his uncle, but is then brought back by his mentors with magic. However, he is forced to stay dead to keep everyone associated alive, and cannot see them again. When he finally recovers, he is forced to flee after a raid on his home, while leaving the raider 's bodies behind.