Christmas Carol


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Dickens has described a very negative character in Scrooge in the opening chapter of “A Christmas Carol”. He represented Scrooge as a very mean person in the story but later on Scrooge transforms into a kind and generous person. Dickens wanted to teach us how to be happy. If person just talks to people they must and behave badly with other people, he can never be truly happy. He wanted to teach us that it is more important to be kind than to be mean and to give rather than take.

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Christmas Carol stave 1

In the first chapter Dickens introduces Scrooge and he is the main character of the story. Scrooge had old features and the cold within him froze his old features. “It had nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red and his thin lips blue.

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The only thing Scrooge cared for was money. He did not spend money very easily “Tight-fisted hand at the grindstone”. He had plenty of money to give to charity but he never gave because he thought that poor people are inactive people who do not have the right to be merry. He did not care for poor people.

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Scrooge was cut off from his family. He devoted himself of being a very clever business man “Hard and sharp as flint”. Even on the funeral day of Marley he was in his counting house counting his money.

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Scrooge had no feelings for Christmas. Christmas to Scrooge was an excuse for the people not to go to their work and to celebrate. Scrooge seemed to have no feelings about Christmas and he avoided all emotions about Christmas.

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Scrooge was mean to everyone even with his long time employee, Bob Cratchit. The fire in his room looked like one coal. However Bob Cratchit was still polite to Scrooge .

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scrooge’s attitude to the poor and to charity was very mean. He neglected the poor. He questions the “portly” gentlemen, “Are there no prisons, Union workhouses? The Treadmill and the Poor are in full vigor?” Scrooge thinks that workhouses are appropriate for the poor. He Sloved his money more than anything.

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Christmas Carol stave 1

Scrooge is the main character of Dickens's novella and is first presented as a  unpleasant man. He rejects all offerings of Christmas cheer and celebration as 'Humbug!'.

On Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns that he will be visited by three ghosts. Each of the ghosts shows him a scene that strikes fear and regret into his heart and eventually he softens.

By the end of the story, Scrooge is a changed man, sharing his wealth and generosity with everyone.

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