Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the close door. Marley’s ghost was tangled in chains, symbolizing that he was chained to his job and he only cared about money. Marley warned Scrooge that he would soon be visited by three ghosts. The three being the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Scrooge, on edge, went in his bed, but never fell asleep.
In the novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve that help him realize he needs to become more introspective. Scrooge is known as a grumpy old man who hates the joyfulness of Christmas. His experiences throughout the book help him realize that in order for him to lead a better life, he needs to become more compassionate towards other people. In order for him to not be despised and an unmourned man, he needs to be forgiven by the people in his life. With the help of the three ghosts, he realizes he needs to change his ways before it is too late.
Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the closed door. Marley’s ghost was tangled in chains, symbolizing that he was chained to his job and he only cared about money. Marley warned Scrooge that he would soon be visited by three ghosts. The three being the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Scrooge, on edge, went to his bed, but never fell asleep.
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.
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.
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.
Ebenezer Scrooge, a changed man After reading, " A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, one can asset the characteristics of each character. During my reading, one person in particular stuck out to me. Ebenezer Scrooge, he was a man that was grumpy all the time and everyone avoided him. By the end of the story, Scrooge's views have changed and he begins to care for others. Seven years after the death of his business partner, Jacob Marley, a grumpy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is working in his office.
The line, “May have been that his heart was two sizes too small,” clarifies this. He subjugates his own dog, Max, and uses a lot of effort in ruining Christmas for Who-ville. In terms of him as an archetypal character, the wicked side of his unconscious self and depraved side of his personality is portrayed throughout the poem and confirms his role as the antagonist. Lastly to mention, the Grinch is involved in an initiation, another common archetype in which the protagonist undergoes experiences that lead to character development. When he returns home after committing wrongful deeds and hears the entire Who-ville singing, he realizes that Christmas was not simply about the ornamentation and presents.
In this passage, from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, a key development to the plot of the story is depicted through the appearance of the Ghost of Marley, Scrooge’s past business partner. In the quote, Marley is telling Scrooge that he wears chains on his foot for his poor choices in his life. Earlier in the story, Marley is explained to be a businessman alongside Scrooge, thus persuading readers to believe that Marley is a selfish, money-crazed man in his past life, similar to Scrooge. So, by stating how Marley creates his chains for himself through his past actions, asking Scrooge whether he is aware of this “pattern”, Marley conveys Scrooge's future to readers, foreshadowing that Scrooge will end up “fettered” like Marley if Scrooge does not change his greedy, selfish attitude.
The world of Charles Dickens "If they would rather die,…they had better do it and decrease the surplus population." - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol This is a quote from the book A Christmas Carol, said by a character named Scrooge. Scrooge was the main character and was created by Charles Dickens to basically portray what most people during that time thought of the poor and unfortunate people. Scrooge doesn’t think twice about the poor and unfortunate, and frankly doesn’t care, but one Christmas eve night the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future come to visit him and completely changes his mind on the poor and unfortunate and he ends up helping them. This is just one of many examples of how Charles Dickens shows love and compassion through