What Does Scrooge Symbolize In A Christmas Carol

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“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” this is the quote Eric Sevareid said and what Scrooge will start believing once he is visited by the three spirits which allow him to start bringing kindness, joy, warmth and much more into his life besides money. In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is a miser who learns the true meaning of Christmas when three spirits visit him on the night of Christmas Eve. Scrooge later learns to be a joyful person on Christmas after the wonderful little visits he gets by these three spirits. Although all the spirits had an influence on Scrooge, the Spirits of Christmas Yet to Come had the most influence because the spirit showed Scrooge the future which might happen if Scrooge doesn't change his current lifestyle being a miser, not attending family events, and being cold-hearted. …show more content…

It says,” It’s likely to be a cheap funeral, for upon my life, I don’t know a soul who’d care to venture to it. Suppose we make up a party and volunteer?”(278) This event changes Scrooge because he realizes he doesn't want to be alone when he dies and he doesn't want to be unloved by people that are a big part of his life, also he wants people to come to his funeral because they care not because they want food. He is also impacted because he wants people to have appreciated his presence not denied

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