The Change Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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The Change of Scrooge “Feelings change, memories don’t.” Joel Alexander After visits from three ghosts, The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist in the novella, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is changed for the better. Each ghost makes an impact on him in several ways. The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge influential scenes from his younger days. After this, The Ghost of Christmas Present shows the mean old man what people who are part of his life are doing on Christmas Eve. Lastly, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come leads Scrooge to a future Christmas. All these spirits had the power to change Scrooge by using memory, compassion,…show more content…
After Marley warns him not to end up like himself, and informs him that he will be visited by three ghosts, the first ghost arrives in Scrooge’s home. This is the the Ghost of Christmas Past. The spirit is dressed in a bright white tunic and is holding branch of luscious green holly. The ghost shows him scenes from when he was younger. These scenes make a massive impact on Scrooge. The first scene the old man is taken to is his school. During Christmastime, Scrooge was left alone at school without any family to come home to because his father held a grudge against him. After watching how his younger self saw the character in his book “come to life,” Scrooge states, “There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should have given him something.” Soon after, Scrooge sees his sister, Fan come to greet him. He is once again reminded of her kindness and misses her dearly. The spirit reminds Scrooge that Fan had a child, and the old man wishes he could have shown more compassion toward his gentle and caring sister’s son. Next, the ghost shows Scrooge his old boss, Fezziwig. Scrooge, while watching the scene, recalls how although Scrooge and his partner, Dick were working for Fezziwig, the jolly

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