Scrooge’s thoughts change about everything in the end. One thought is that Scrooge thinks that Christmas is a waste. He changes his thinking about Christmas as a time of giving and thanks. His thoughts about the poor also change. In the beginning he hates the poor but in the end he realizes that they are people just like him.
Mikayla Moore A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol begins with Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist. Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, passes away from unknown causes on Christmas Eve. This event, along with many other unfortunate events that took place around Christmas resulted in Scrooge hating the Christmas season. On Christmas Eve, seven years later, Scrooge was sitting in his bedroom by the fireplace when the bells on his door began violently ringing. Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the close door.
The ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to a place in London where people who were less fortunate lived At a lighthouse, two men “joined hands over the rough table at which they sat, and they wished each other a Merry Christmas” (Dickens 6.1). Those people had to work on Christmas, but they made the best of it and had their own Christmas. The ghost of Christmas Present also took Scrooge to his nephew’s house. At his nephew’s house, they were playing a game and Scrooge’s nephew was thinking of something while the other had to figure out what it was. He was thinking of “a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and lived in London.” (Dickens 6.3).
The play, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Israel Horovitz from Charles Dickens’ tale is about a selfish, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge that encounters visitations from spirits. The locations the spirits take him to display powerful messages that impact the transformation in his character eventually. Towards the end, Scrooge becomes a more kinder, generous person. “A Christmas Carol” evidently shows that even when life is at its most difficult, there are always ways to find peace and happiness. The beginning of the story occurs the day before Christmas (December 24) in Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s clerk, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s office in London, England.
Scrooge is visited by ghosts of Marley, Past, Present, and Future. What he experiences with the ghosts changes his perspective to be a more kind and generous person to himself and others.Throughout the Christmas Carol, Scrooge experiences a traumatic, and life changing moments and changes himself into a kind, generous, and merry person. Before Christmas, Scrooge displayed his nastiness in two ways, Scrooge clearly has no good emotions or feelings. Scrooge is a businessman who runs a company with his partner, but unfortunately he passed away,“ Scrooge was not so cut up by the sad event of my death, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of my funeral, and solemnized it with an undoubted bargain.”(Scene 1 Pg2).This quote shows that Scrooge's values are different than others. He values money more than friends, family, and the happiness of himself and others.
Since his heart is dark and chained up he needs his heart to have light in it. On Christmas Eve night, Scrooge gets haunted by four specters. The four specters are Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. These specters teach Scrooge that he needs to ease up his heart or there will be consequences. The specters symbolise Scrooge’s whole life; greed and money, the past, the present, and the future.
While he introduces other characters to represent the good that has surrounds him. Though set during Christmas, the story has a meaning that relates to people year round. Dickens carries this Theme of compassion throughout the entire story, starting with characters around Scrooge and ending with Scrooge himself. When we are introduced to the nephew Fred, we see how even though Scrooge is a old grumpy man with no friends and who scares off anyone who may dare to speak to him, Fred still invites him to the family Christmas party. Fred knows Scrooge will not accept, but perhaps knowing Scrooge is the only blood family he has left, he makes an effort.
He is in these locks because he did not live life to the fullest. He warns Scrooge that three ghost are coming to help Scrooge open his eyes and see what he is missing in life and to cheer up. The ghost show him the past, present, and future and it is usually something that starts happy then turns terrible . The first ghost visited scrooge at 1:00AM and took him back to the past and showed how happy he was in the past and how sour he became further on in life. The second ghost that visited showed him in the present all the poor people that were enjoying themselves even one of his workers Bob Cratchit and his family and tried to make him see sense and joy in Christmas.
Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens. In which Ebenezer Scrooge takes us through 19th century London. Scrooge’s only friend, Marley, died seven years ago leaving him to be a grumpy old man. Scrooge is a tight wound person who doesn’t share much with anybody. Although when Marley visits him through the spirits and brings with him the Ghost of Christmas past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, many changes begin to boil.
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is very secluded and far from happy. He declines going to eat with his nephew and when the two men walk into his shop scrooge doesn’t donate to those in need. Later on during the first chapter, he is greeted by the ghost of his partner, Jacob Marley, and is told about what will happen to him. The things that will happen to him are because of his greedy and materialistic nature, a prime example of the theme, money can’t buy happiness. Moving on, we will go further into the book.