The Transformation Of Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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No one was known to dislike kids more than Ebenezer Scrooge. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge was always negative. Around Christmas time, especially, Scrooge disliked children. Then, Scrooge was visited by three spirits: past, present, and future. As these spirits showed Scrooge events, Scrooge started seeing life in a different perspective. Throughout the story, Scrooge had encounters with children. In the beginning, Scrooge was unreasonable to a carolor. Towards the end, Scrooge’s development was shown when a boy approached him, and Scrooge acted generous. All in all, Scrooge was known to not tolerate children, but with his change of heart, Scrooge now cares for them.

Scrooge’s past experience of being neglected by his friends in the lonely school affects Scrooge presently by feeling pity for his former self; therefore, he regrets not helping the christmas caroler. Scrooge states,“‘Nothing’, said Scrooge. “‘Nothing. There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something: that’s all.’” (Dickens 17). Scrooge couldn’t get last night out of his head when he didn’t help the christmas caroler. However, Scrooge felt sorry for his former self as he
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Furthermore, Scrooge changed from negative to positive. He was shown negative towards children, mainly in the beginning.While seeing the spirits, Tiny Tim and young Scrooge affected Scrooge’s present view on children the most. Tiny Tim showed Scrooge that all children aren’t the same. Also, Tiny Tim showed how important kids are to families, and society. However, when Scrooge saw himself as a young school boy, he remembered how lonely he was. After these occurrences, Scrooge was positive toward children. He thought they were intelligent and helpful. To sum it up, after Scrooge experienced his fears, no one was know to like children more than Ebenezer
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