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.
The specters symbolise Scrooge’s whole life; greed and money, the past, the present, and the future. By the end of this essay, hopefully you, the reader, will be able to understand how the four ghosts help ease up Scrooge’s heart. The first ghost that comes to Scrooge is Jacob Marley, who symbolizes how Scrooge will end up if he does not change. When Jacob Marley haunts Scrooge he shows how that if Scrooge doesn’t change his actions, he will
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.
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.
He is in these locks because he did not live life to the fullest. He warns Scrooge that three ghost are coming to help Scrooge open his eyes and see what he is missing in life and to cheer up. The ghost show him the past, present, and future and it is usually something that starts happy then turns terrible . The first ghost visited scrooge at 1:00AM and took him back to the past and showed how happy he was in the past and how sour he became further on in life. The second ghost that visited showed him in the present all the poor people that were enjoying themselves even one of his workers Bob Cratchit and his family and tried to make him see sense and joy in Christmas.
Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” No one can change what has happened, we can only change what will happen. In the play, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny-pincher, failed to notice that he cannot change what has happened but can only better himself as a person. As luck would have it, Scrooge realized that despite his vile acts he could change himself into a giving man. Originally, Scrooge was a grumpy man. In the beginning of A Christmas Carol Scrooge speaks very disrespectfully to his nephew, Fred.
He mistreats his employees. Could this kind of person change? This scenario comes alive in A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol is a story about Scrooge and the visits of 3 spirits to help him change his ways. Each of the spirits gives Scrooge insight on his life until he eventually turns his view on the world around.
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. The settings that surrounds Scrooge throughout A Christmas Carol give a timeline to the changing personality of Scrooge starting with his neglected past, continuing with his gloomy present self, and finally with his possible murky future. Through Scrooge’s past one can see reasoning behind his attitude towards life. Along with this family issues and neglect are apparent. We see this through description of places where he spent a great deal of time, “Approached a mansion of dull red brick.” the mansion referred to is a school house where Scrooge attended.
The theme Scrooge’s transformation is seen all through the story as he becomes a much more generous man at the end. For starters, Scrooge says “No said Scrooge, “No I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now! That’s all.” The literary element is a personification because ghosts do not exactly exist in real life. This ties into the theme because Scrooge is finally starting to care about all of the people he has hurt in his life. He sees his clerk and starts to think, care about everything he has ever done.
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is very secluded and far from happy. He declines going to eat with his nephew and when the two men walk into his shop scrooge doesn’t donate to those in need. Later on during the first chapter, he is greeted by the ghost of his partner, Jacob Marley, and is told about what will happen to him. The things that will happen to him are because of his greedy and materialistic nature, a prime example of the theme, money can’t buy happiness. Moving on, we will go further into the book.