The Character Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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Scrooge a man filled with bitterness and anger. He was full of greed and pride. Scrooge felt himself to be better, because of the fact that he had more money, and yet he did not feel satisfied with what he had. In the book “A Christmas Carol”, we see the man that parents would use him as an example of the devil. The visit from the three spirits changes Scrooge, each having their own particular brand of doing so. The first ghost started his particular method of changing Scrooge. He softened him by showing him his own past at first, the ones in particular that brought out the emotions he had shoved into the deepest darkest pit of his black heart. The enlightening spirit showed him on page 34 “At one of these a lonely boy was reading near a feeble fire: and Scrooge sat down upon a form, and wept to see his poor forgotten self as he had used to be.”, as he continued watching the past he was able to relive the happy memories he had chosen to forget.…show more content…
He showed those in the darkest of situations finding happiness. He showed what Tiny Tim a young crippled boy said, “God bless us all every one!”, where the spirit, then after told Scrooge that if things did not change the boy would die. This showed Scrooge that a little boy who was closer to death than Scrooge at the moment was a happier and better person, when the he could have had a true reason to be bitter and angry, and yet he does not complain of the trials he is currently going through. The spirit showed this to Scrooge as a wake up call, that hits him like a freight train. Bob, who was overburdened and underpaid, said “I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!” This showed Scrooge that he should be remorseful of the way he is hoarding money, as there is a household that need it more than him and he is at fault for them thinking that a decent size goose is enough to feed a very expansive
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