Themes Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, changes throughout the course of the story by the influences of the visits of the three spirits, whom were guided by the theme of compassion. The first of the three spirits, the ghost of Christmas Past, a peculiar but beautiful being representing memories, whom showed Scrooge who he was before money had blinded him. “ ‘It isn 't that,’ said Scrooge, heated by the remark, and speaking unconsciously like his former, not his latter, self. ‘It isn 't that, Spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.’ (pg. 39). Scrooge realizes that money doesn’t make him happy, and it never will never bring him something he has been lacking, joy. This joy that his old boss, Mr. Fezziwig, creates is much greater than Scrooge’s fortune that he had lost all for. Scrooge describes this as, “light or burdensome” and “pleasure or a toil” which is rather surprising coming out of a man who had before said some intolerable things. This demonstrates the first few beams of hope for Scrooge. From a different point of view, Scrooge realizes that the happiness Scrooge received from Mr. Fezziwig, was much valuable than money, and for once, it was something Scrooge could not buy. “ ‘It matters
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