Bob Cratchit Essays

  • Comparing Dickens 'The Christmas Carol': Movie And Play

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    in the movie is much more detailed also and you understand their relationship more. Scrooge also sees Belle later in life with her husband and children, and he realizes that his life could have been much happier and less lonely in the movie. The Cratchit family dinner is longer and you realize how poor they are in the film of The Christmas Carol.. Present leaves Mr. Scrooge there for the Ghost of Christmas Future to fetch him. Future still takes Scrooge to see much of the same things. Finally, when

  • Compare And Contrast The Christmas Carol

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    movie was made in 1938 by Edwin L. Martin. This essay will discuss how Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and his family, and the ghosts are similar and different in the play and the movie.. In both the play and the movie of The Christmas Carol there are many similarities and differences in the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. One similarity is that Scrooge is very mean in both the play and the movie. For example, he forces Bob Cratchit to work very early on Christmas Day. .He also refuses to give money to the poor

  • Theme Of Transformation In A Christmas Carol

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    becomes a more kinder, generous person. “A Christmas Carol” evidently shows that even when life is at its most difficult, there are always ways to find peace and happiness. The beginning of the story occurs the day before Christmas (December 24) in Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s clerk, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s office in London, England. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, enters their workplace, wishing Scrooge a, “Merry Christmas.” Becoming

  • Essay On Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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    Past, the Present, and the Future. The spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh, tell me that I may sponge away the writing that is upon this stone.” To prove he changed the next day he shockingly, gave Cratchit a raise in salary. On the day after Christmas he said “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow! Than I have given you for many a year. I’ll raise your salary and endeavor to assist your struggling family and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon over a bowl of smoking bishop

  • Importance Of Family In A Christmas Carol

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    novel explores two very different views of the importance of family, one from Scrooge and one from Bob Cratchit. Towards the end, Scrooge begins to realize the true importance of family and tries to become a changed man. Family is a critical element of our lives and one must begin to realize that in order to live happily. The most prominent example of the importance of family comes from the Cratchit family. Although the family does not have much, they know they have each other to lean on. The family

  • Importance Of Giving In A Christmas Carol

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    “A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge an old greedy miser who is visited by three spirits the day before Christmas because he is selfish and he needs help from the spirits to alter his cruel-hearted ways so he doesn’t end up paying for his uncharitable behaviour towards others when he is dead. The ghosts show him his past, his present, and his future, to show him that Christmas is really about giving and to help him realize he needs to change his ways. Throughout

  • A Christmas Carol Analysis

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    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.

  • 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

  • How Is Scrooge Presented In A Christmas Carol

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    kindness and thankfulness are the keys to happiness. Contrasting Scrooge to other characters in the novella proves this theme. (2) A kind and thankful character is one who values family over wealth and is grateful to others. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Scrooge’s dynamic character best prove this theme. (3a) In the beginning of the novella, Scrooge is portrayed as a cold-hearted misanthropist who detests anything joyful; including Christmas. In Stave 1, Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, comes over

  • Christmas In Ebenezer Scrooge's A Christmas Carol

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    But the ghosts of Christmas came to change his life. In, A Christmas Carol, Scrooge visits, a happy moment with his sister, his old employers house, and the Cratchits singing on Christmas day, on the journey with the Christmas ghosts. Scrooge did not have much family but he did not appreciate the family he had. To change that, the Ghost

  • Literary Analysis Of A Christmas Carol

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    by building up that Jacob Marley, Scrooge 's business accomplice in the firm of Scrooge and Marley, was dead—the account starts seven years after his passing to the very day, Christmas Eve. Penny pincher and his agent Bob Cratchit are grinding away in the including house, with Cratchit positioned the ineffectively warmed "tank", a casualty of his manager 's miserliness. Penny pincher 's nephew, Fred, enters to wish his uncle a "Joyful Christmas" and welcome him to Christmas supper the following day

  • A Character Analysis Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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    will end up not caring whether he is alive or dead and they will also just come in and take his stuff that he has no matter if his body is still lying there or not. The spirit even shows Scrooge how the Cratchit family is doing after the death of Tiny Tim. Scrooge was able to see that the Cratchit family is now very quiet and just sits in a lot of quiet now that Tiny Tim is gone. Scrooge realizes now that it is really time to change how he treats people in a big way and that if he doesn’t nobody will

  • Scrooge In Paulo Coelho's A Christmas Carol

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    is it you want?” Scrooge doesn't really care that the Visitor is even there. As you can see Scrooge only cares about himself. Scrooge shows, not just verbally, but in his actions that he is a self-centered man. For instance, when Scrooge is behind Cratchit, while he was opening the door, Scrooge is muttering “Merry Christmas.” Muttering shows signs of self-centeredness because, when you mutter, you say something in a low or barely audible voice. Frequently, Scrooge shows signs of rudeness and

  • Similarities Between A Christmas Carol

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    Bah Humbug, sometimes people can be a real “Scrooge.” A Christmas Carol has been made into many movies and has been performed countless times as a play. It is a beloved Christmas story and has made an unhappy elder shaped hole our hearts. The 1984 movie and the classic have a lot of similarities and differences. In the play, the conflict is how Scrooge is a is a grumpy, greedy, and elderly man who hates Christmas and thinks it is a waste of time when you could easily be doing something productive

  • Analysis Of A Christmas Carol

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    movie was a very, very bad man and three ghosts of Christmas showed him to be nice with people, friends, family etc… Finally he changed and have a lot of fun with his family that they invited him for a dinner, with poor people and with his nephew Bob Cratchit.

  • Poverty Exposed In Ebenezer Scrooge's A Christmas Carol

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    He also visits his Bob Cratchit family at Christmas looking through an impaled window Scrooge can see Bob's crippled son “Tiny Tim” (Whos name is Tim.) who looks rather ill and quite poor! Scrooge asks the ghost that is Tim going to die the spirit replies saying “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.”. This, in my opinion, is implying that unless Scrooge does not change Bob Cratchit's wage to a decent amount then Tiny Tim will in

  • Compare And Contrast A Christmas Carol

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    “Christmas is a Humbug” he says. (Dickens 3) The drama A Christmas Carol is about a man who has a nasty attitude about Christmas. He is a greedy man who doesn’t want to donate anything to the poor and sick. He thinks that Christmas is a waste of time and money. His name is Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley was his business partner before he died. Marley came to warn him that he needs to become a kind and generous man. Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything. (Eartha Kitt) There are many similarities

  • How Does Scrooge Change Throughout A Christmas Carol

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    things like, “acting cold are you.” (pg. 702) Following, Scrooge will demonstrate how he changes from interacting with ghosts, turning into a loving, caring person. In the beginning of the play, Scrooge was greedy, despicable character, who treats Cratchit cruelly,

  • Analysis Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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    charitable and to value family and companionship. PARAGRAPH 1 Stave 3 affects Scrooge immensely as it shows him that Christmas is a time to be shared with loved ones and that it should not matter whether the person is rich or poor. An example being the Cratchit family as they have little in the way of money but they abound in love and joy. The centre of their passion is Tiny Tim, the Cratchit’s sickly little boy, who was supported by ‘an iron frame’. However his state, he offers the generous wish: ‘‘God

  • Ebenezer Scrooge's The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come

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    A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge 's nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness and venom, spitting out an angry "Bah