What if you could change what happens tomorrow? In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge has been haunted by his dead business partner, Marley. His life will be changed forever with the help of three different spirits who take him to his past, present, and future; from his money-loving life to a charitable one. The spirit who helped Scrooge change the most is The Ghost of Christmas Present because he helped Scrooge to to care about others, celebrate Christmas, and learn empathy. First of all, Scrooge starts to care about others.
A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. A Christmas Carol is about a old man named Scrooge who only cares about himself and money. By the end of the story he has been visited by four ghost his dead partner, Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They teach him that he needs to make changes in his life, and he becomes a kinder person. In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change.
Out with Merry Christmas! What's Christmas to you but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older and not an hour richer. If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." (253&254) The quotes is from the beginning of the novella. Ebenezer Scrooge is talking to his nephew, who's name is Fred.
It occurs when the second ghost (Ghost of Christmas Present) takes him to the Cratchit family’s home. Scrooge is watching the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit and although he sees that the Crachit family doesn’t have much money either, they too have love and happiness. Tiny Tim is their sick little boy and has a particular effect on Scrooge. When he sees the little boy in his crippled state, Scrooge asks the Spirit “if Tiny Tim will live” (Dickens 40) and the spirit responds with “[i]f these shadows remain unaltered by the future,” the Spirit responds, “the child will die” (Dickens 40) “[n]o, no,” says Scrooge. “Oh no, kind Spirit!
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone. Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit.
The timeless theme redemption was shown in “A Christmas Carol” through the main character Ebenezer Scrooge. He changed from being a cold-blooded, cruel man to being a sympathetic, kind-hearted human being. Redemption was shown in the play numerous times. Once being when his nephew Fred asked him to join him and his family for a Christmas dinner Scrooge refused to go because he would much rather try to earn more money on Christmas then spend time with family and loved ones. A Ghost of Christmas Present brought Scrooge to Fred’s house and showed how Fred was defending him against all the criticism as to why he didn’t
Through the use of the supernatural, as well as natural world, Dickens manages to employ a reason for change by arguing that greed is an inhumane tool of power utilised by the wealthy. Moreover, Dickens argues that generosity is a quality that is severely lacking throughout humanity, before concluding by reassuring his audience that change is achievable. Thus, it is a profound message throughout ‘A Christmas Carol’, that despite the doings of the Industrial Revolution, an assertive effort must be made to bring an end to the social injustice present in their
The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future(Dickens 9,10). As Marly leaves and the ghost of christmas past comes, Scrooge at first is very frightened. The ghost then tells scrooge to touch her robe and they magically travel to the old past when they see Scrooge as a young school boy where they can see how Ebenezer’s father really hated him because his wife died giving birth to him. Now Scrooge’s dad blames him for it(Dickens 13,14,15). The spirit next takes him to his teenage years where scrooge sees himself as a young happy and poor boy at a dance party with his long time girlfriend.
Scrooge sees Marley in the pictures and is convinced that he had eaten something bad. When Past come to see him she takes him to a Christmas that passed by when he was a small boy. In the scene a little Scrooge is sitting by himself neglected by his friends. The boy, solitary lives inside his head. After Present comes and shows Scrooge two places he takes him to his nephew’s house where he and someone is talking and having a good time.
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens recounts how a cruel and selfish business man transforms into a caring and charitable person. Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist of the story, cares very little about moral principles. He berates the streets of London for their cheerful view of Christmas and focuses soley on increasing his wealth. He begins to change, however, when three spirits visit him on the night of Christmas Eve. They take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future with the desire of transforming his bitterness.