In the movie,The Christmas Carol, Scrooge visited his living during past , present , and future. Many people tried to make him less harsh and more vigorous. Scrooge was very cold-hearted with innocent people. The reason Scrooge did not like Christmas was because his partner died on Christmas Eve. People tried to persuade him to start liking Christmas.
At the beginning of A Christmas Carol,Scrooge is mean,selfish,and greedy. He is mean, because on pg.9, he never donates to the poor,and he always yells at little kids. Scrooge is also selfish because on pg.12, he never pays a day wages for no work. They say “it's a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of december!”Also,another word is he is greedy,on pg.17, says he is caustic and cold as ever and never gave anything to anyone. He said “what do you want with me.
At the beginning of the novel “A Christmas carol” Scrooge can be interpreted as an archetypal villain (an extreme stereotype of a villain), this is inferred when Dickens describes Scrooge as an “old sinner”. The quote “old sinner” links in with the description of a villain as a sinner often someone who commits immoral acts regularly whilst disregarding Christian doctrine, considering the time the book was published (1800) committing a sin was a villainous act to do; therefore implying to the reader that Scrooge is a going to be a villainous character throughout the novel. When Macbeth is first introduced, Shakespeare chooses to present Macbeth as heroic archetypal male, completely contrasting with how Scrooge is presented as a villain at the
Additionally, the related text “ A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens facilitates an individual self-discovery, as a reassessment to permanently reshape an individual outlook from the previous perspective and in turn experience a new transformation to reform their values to connect with the world. This idea is evident through the character Scrooge as Charles Dickens uses a narrative voice in “ Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge”, which captivates and instruct the reader how to feel about the character Scrooge. As a result, the reader can instantly feel a connection to the narrator, as they know that Scrooge is a man who is miserable and unpleasant. Scrooge characterization is further reinforced through the hyperbolic statement “ Whole length of the expression, and said that he would see him in that extremity first” which evinces Scrooge’s dramatic refusal to join his nephew’s family for Christmas
The Limitless Capacity for Growth and Change “‘I wear the chain I forged in life,’ replied the Ghost. ‘I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it’” (A Christmas Carol, Dickens 10). The capacity for human growth and change is beyond limitless; it is an aspect of life that some struggle to achieve, an aspect others struggle to adapt to, and in this ghost’s case, even an aspect of death that continues to imprison him. In A Christmas Carol, a timeless novella demonstrating an opportunity for redemption through change, Charles Dickens employs parallelism, irony, and doppelganger to explore its capacity in contribution to this meaning of the novella as a whole.
During “A Christmas Carol”, Scrooge's Nephew , Fred, has always had a positive personality throughout the book. In the beginning of the story, Fred invites his Uncle Scrooge to Christmas dinner. Although he was declined harshly he still keeps his happy demeanor. “But I have made the trial in homage to Christmas and I’ll keep my humour to the last.’ ‘Merry Christmas Uncle!’
Dickens uses Fred as an implication of Scrooges is tenancy to exclude any possible happiness from his life and how such decisions will lead him to tedious misery. Fred approaches his uncle with a “merry Christmas!” A delightful atmosphere suddenly created through Fred's upbeat character. We are shown Scrooge does not lack the presence of a family with great love for him, but lacks the ability to uptake the offers his family make, requesting his presence seen to be humid and dismal to others but seen as the presence of their uncle to themselves. The excessive use of exclamation marks shows us Scrooge although rude and dismissive towards others is accepted in the presence of his nephew Fred.
Just as Ebenezer Scrooge’s personality changes throughout A Christmas Carol, so too does his viewpoint on the true meaning of Christmas. Scrooge goes through a pretty traumatizing experience when the spirits show him many new revelations, so he is very happy to find himself alive and well on Christmas day by saying, “I will live in the past, the present, and the future!...the spirits of all three shall strive within me” (109). What Scrooge means by this is that he will always remember what the spirits have taught him and that he will make sure to create a positive outcome based on these events. Scrooge has definitely changed for the better and is going to make sure everyone understands this.
some people business is doing things to make progress, but in the Christmas Carol it means something totally different. In the book the Christmas Carol Scrooge uses different ways of thinking of business. The word business is used a lot in the Christmas Carol but Scrooge changes the meaning a little. Through Scrooge’s experiences and character development, Dickens shows the reader that he believes the “business” of being human is if he helps others and cares about his family and friends. Not about being rich that is portrayedin the beginning of the story.
Essay question: Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present Scrooge as a loner? Within the extract, Dickens portrays Scrooge as a loner through the juxtaposing themes of isolation and Christmas. An example of this would be the first sentence of this extract, ‘Once upon a time - of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve - old Scrooge sat busy in his counting house.’ This juxtaposition emphasises to the reader the strangeness that despite the merriment of Christmas, a time to spend with your family and friends, Scrooge chooses to continue working alone, because he either dislikes his peers or has no friends, implying that Scrooge is a loner.
In the first stave of Christmas Carol I think a theme is hate. Scrooge obviously doesn’t like Christmas, but dislikes those who even talk about it. When his nephew came in he said “merry christmas uncle Scrooge and may God save you!” This quote was on page 3. His nephew, obviously tries to get along with his uncle, but Scrooge refuses to cooperate.