Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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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. At the start of the play, Scrooge is a horrid man that is stingy with his money and his feelings. Scrooge’s attitude slowly changes over time. His Nephew Fred invited him over for Christmas dinner and Scrooge's response was, “ Bah humbug”. Scrooge despises Christmas. A gentleman visitor came and he was raising money for the poor and he asked for a donation. Scrooge replies, “ If they would rather die then they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.” Scrooge is cheap and only cares about himself. Cratchit his employee works very hard but does not get paid very well. When his work is over he asks for a day off on Christmas. Scrooge and Cratchit argue and argue about having the day off and Scrooge feels that he has been taken advantage of. In the end of …show more content…

Help from the Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Present help him realize this by showing him his past life and how people in his life celebrate in the present. One particular moment that shows Scrooge is changing is that Christmas Past brought him back to when he was engaged with Belle, the women he met and Scrooge's old boss, Fezziwig's Christmas party. When they were around one year away from their wedding that's when he started to like money more than people. Belle breaks off the engagement. When this is happening, Scrooge watching the break up is screaming, “ stop, don't do it,

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