The Change Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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Scrooge is not a good person and he needs to be taught a lesson and needs to be a lot nicer. And is visited by multiple ghosts and wants to be better but does not want to be changed. It talks about how he pays his employees so little and deducts pay for the little reasoning. Such as his employee Cratchit who deducted pay for him spilling a little ink. Scrooge's character changes over time because of the impacts the ghosts and Marley push open on him. Although Scrooge is still in a bad mood about not liking Christmas, Marley wants him to change so he does not end up like him. By being in charge of treating others poorly. In the story when Scrooge sees the past ghost he always complains about how he does not like Christmas and he is selfish …show more content…

What is the matter?
Scrooge. A boy was singing a Christmas Carol outside my door last night. I should like to have given him something: that's all. (Horowitz 1. 5. 51)
The character Scrooge hates Christmas and does not want to be in any Christmas spirit or anything related to Christmas. He has been given 3 chances to become good and not evil. Or else he will end up like Marley. So the spirit takes him to see things that will hopefully change or help change him. So he sees something and then he remembers the kids singing Christmas carols outside his door and how he did not give them any money so now he remembered and is mad because he knew he should have given them money.
This explains how Scrooge can be changed because it will be hard to change him.

Then Scrooge has changed his attitude somewhat so he still somewhat does not like Christmas but there are still 2 more ghosts to see and try to change scrooge out of his spirit.
In the story when Scrooge meets the future, the future takes Scrooge to the Cratchits' house. And he sees how they are living and he is confused and does not like the number of children he …show more content…

Spirit, tell me if Tiny Tim will live.
Present. I see a vacant seat in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die. (2.3.55)

This shows that Scrooge wants to know and is eager to know if tiny Tim will live because he noticed that there was a vacant seat at the dinner table. So he was intrigued and wanted to see who sat there and he remembered that he had a sick child by the name of tiny time. So he wants to know if tiny Tim will live because he is now worried about being Careless to be worried. Seeing Tiny Tim doing poorly changed scrooge. The last important moment that Scrooge has to overcome is the final ghost, future he is a non-talking ghost and he struggles to communicate with that ghost because the ghost does not speak. Act 2 paragraph 158 and 159 talks about how Scrooge now wants to be heard by the spirit and is worried and wants to know something but he doesn’t know that the spirit does not talk. Spirit! Hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I would have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all

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