The Indirect Characterization Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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An example of indirect characterization in A Christmas Carol is when the clerk asked Scrooge if he could take a day off from work and Scrooge replies by saying, “ ‘A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!’ ” We learn many things about Scrooge in this passage, the first thing we learn is that Scrooge hates Christmas. As mentioned, Scrooge thinks that Christmas robs money from people. We also learn that Scrooge doesn't treat his employees well, we know this from the tone of his voice. The effect of revealing Scrooge’s traits indirectly is to help the readers understand Scrooge’s thoughts about the Christmas holiday. This is helpful because as the story progresses we get to know how much Scrooge hates Christmas,

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