Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned 175 essays for "scrooge":
1  2  3    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol, a tale that revolves around a man’s fate in the past, the present, and the future. Its story speaks of a man, a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, and the changes in which he goes through. ‘’Oh. But he was tight-fisted man at the grindstone, Scrooge. a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, covetous old sinner. Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice....   [tags: Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
6295 words
(18 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Personality of Scrooge - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novella is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the e...   [tags: Classic English Literature] 1333 words
(3.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Personality of Scrooge - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novella is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the e...   [tags: Classic English Literature] 1333 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Personality Of Scrooge - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novella is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the e...   [tags: Classic English Literature] 1333 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - It’s December of 1801 and the whole town is decorating, dancing, singing, and laughing as they get ready for a near holiday: Christmas. All but one pessimistic, obdurate cripple of a man. His name is Ebenezer Scrooge, an undermined old male swathed in dark clothing. He is typically found strolling the streets on Victorian London with poor posture, eyes locked on the cracked sidewalk beneath the soles of his shoes. Slumping along, carolers cease to sing near him and nobody speaks when in his presence....   [tags: spirits, joy, fulfillment]
:: 1 Works Cited
581 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Call for Change: Dickens’ Attempt to Improve Society, and Walt Disney’s Subversion Thereof In a time in which the significance of Christmas gradually started to change, Charles Dickens, in accordance with these changes, wrote a Christmas tale: A Christmas Carol. The novella was published six days in advance of the Christmas celebrations of 1843; it was sold out three days later. Although a socially engaged narrative, Dickens’ work is not occupied with trivialities such as the introduction of Christmas cards; instead A Christmas Carol focuses on the transforming beliefs and values within society and endeavours to contribute to these changes....   [tags: Disney, Charles Dickens]
:: 7 Works Cited
2359 words
(6.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Analysis of Scrooge's Change in the Christmas Carol - ... He did remember that the next ghost would come today at one o'clock, so he decided to wait. When the clock struck one light flashed in the room and a figure drew back the curtains of his bed. The spirit like a child but at the same time an old man with long white hair from age. But did not have a single wrinkle. It was the ghost of Christmas past. He had showed Scrooge a memory of his childhood. He was a young boy playing with other children. They were cheerfully running around a christmas tree....   [tags: ghost, change, happiness] 726 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Scrooge's Transformation in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novel is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the end...   [tags: A Christmas Carol] 1323 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Scrooge's Transformation in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the end in the 5th Stave. The title to the novella 'A Christmas Carol' this suggests that the story will be a joyful Christian message. 'Christmas' is a time for celebration and togetherness. It is the time for forgiveness, kindness and charity. 'Carol' is a chant which a group of people sing Christmas and Christian songs, so this is meant to be a time where people have fun and are united with family and friends....   [tags: a christmas carol] 2180 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - A pill bug is an insect that forms a hard shell around its soft flesh whenever startled or scared. Just like this pill bug, humans guard themselves from anything that hurts them without realizing that they are shutting out the most precious moments of their lives. Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is a cold man. He finds what he defines as true happiness in the form of money and wealth. At first he only seems to be a machine living in a human form, but as Scrooge's true journey and hardships are revealed, it becomes difficult to blame only Scrooge for his independence....   [tags: Ebenezer Scrooge]
:: 1 Works Cited
1049 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Amazing Transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Imagine if the cruelest person in the world became the kindest. This happens in A Christmas Carol after Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a remarkable journey through time. Although A Christmas Carol was written in the 17th century, its messages and themes stay alive today. Scrooge started changing his personality and life-style throughout the novella. In A Christmas Carol Scrooge changed from being a money-pinching grouch to a kind-hearted man, he redeemed himself through freewill and life changing memories....   [tags: a christmas carol] 659 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - Description Of Scrooge - The true description of Scrooge first appears about quarter way through the book, before then there are only a few minor references to his character. The description begins metaphorically as it features the words “ A tight-fisted hand at the grindstone”. Its metaphorical because it is trying to portray that Scrooge is literally as tight as the hand to the grindstone. Then soon after this seven adjectives follow, “ Squeezing, Wrenching, Grasping, Scraping, Clutching, Covetous, Old sinner”. They are used effectively as each one has an individual meaning describing seven trates of Scrooges character, which begins to give the reader a visual picture of how the character may conduct himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Scrooge's Change in A Christmas Carol - Scrooge's Change in A Christmas Carol Dickens combines a description of hardships faced by the poor with a heart-rending sentimental celebration of the Christmas season. The novel contains dramatic and comic element as well as a deep felt moral theme. In the beginning of the novel Ebenezer Scrooge is portrayed as a hardhearted and unsociable man. However at the end of the novel we see dramatic changes in him as a trio of ghostly visitations causes a complete change in him....   [tags: Papers] 1693 words
(4.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge learned a great deal about himself during the visitations of the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol. He learned things that not only changed his life, but also the lives of others such as Tiny Tim and his family. At first these changes came gradually, probably because they where not really "fuelled" by fear of what might be, but instead by remorse for things he had already done. Not until the second and third spirits visit Scrooge can a true change due to fear, not only in fear for what might be during his life but also in the end....   [tags: A Christmas Carol] 1461 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Change in Scrooge's Character Throughout "The Christmas Carol" - The Christmas Carol is a novel about a miserable old man who has cruel ideologies and has hated everyone since his sister died after being show his past, present and future by three ghosts he changes and becomes the opposite to what he is in Stave 1. The writer of the novel, Charles Dickens had an idyllic childhood but, at the age of twelve was forced to work in a workhouse as his father was imprisoned for debt. Dickens wrote the novel to show how the economic and social difference effected the poor, as he had experienced poverty himself....   [tags: Character Analysis] 828 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Representation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - How does Dicken’s representation of Scrooge in Ch How does Dicken’s representation of Scrooge in Ch.1 of “A Christmas Carol” contrast to the image he develops in the final chapter. “A Christmas Carol”, is a novel set in the 19th century in England. It is written in 1843 by Charles Dickens. In “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens has developed the character of Scrooge in a number of ways. At the start of the novel, Scrooge is a penny – pinching miser. I can tell this because Dickens writes: “ A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” This shows that Scrooge is a stingy, grasping miser who, exists only for money and he holds his money very tightly and is not willi...   [tags: English Literature] 914 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Discuss the ways in which Charles Dickens presents the character of Ebenezer Scrooge as being central to the moral message of A Christmas Carol. In the text ‘A Christmas Carol’, the author Charles Dickens presents the character of Ebenezer Scrooge as central to the moral message in a number of different ways. To identify this, a number of different aspects within the text shall be looked at. These include the morals of the story and the affects of this. The way Ebenezer Scrooge is portrayed as well as what the character he represents....   [tags: English Literature] 1162 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ebenezer Scrooge: the Three Ghosts - Scrooge learned a great deal about himself during the visitations of the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol. He learned things that not only changed his life, but also the lives of others such as Tiny Tim and his family. At first these changes came gradually, probably because they where not really "fueled" by fear of what might be, but instead by remorse for things he had already done. Not until the second and third spirits visit Scrooge can a true change due to fear, not only in fear for what might be during his life but also in the end....   [tags: A Christmas Carol Essays] 766 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Change in Scrooge’s Character - The Change in Scrooge’s Character How does dickens show the change in scrooge’s character in ‘A Christmas Carol’, look closely at the language used and how this influences the reader In 1843 Charles dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ partly to make people aware of the terrible conditions of the children of the poor. In 1843 he visited the field lane ragged school and was appalled by what he saw there/ ragged schools catered for the very poorest, hungry children who roamed the streets, trying to teach them the basic skills of reading and writing....   [tags: A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 759 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Gilgamesh's and Scrooge's Character Changes - Gilgamesh's' and Scrooges' Character Changes The character Gilgamesh from Epic of Gilgamesh and the character Scrooge from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol grow during their respective storylines and experience a number of character changes. Through a series of trials, one sees both Gilgamesh and Scrooge transform from powerful but selfish individuals to beings possessing kindness and empathy. In the beginning, Gilgamesh is a fantastic athlete and warrior. As one would expect from an individual who is two thirds god and one third man, his beauty, strength and courage surpassed all others....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 478 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol Essay Many times in life, we do not realize the importance of something until it is gone and is too late to reclaim. However, in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, we are told the story of a man who, although undeserving, is offered an opportunity to redeem himself, to receive a second chance. This man, Ebenezer Scrooge, is changed forever by the valuable lessons taught by four spirits: those of his deceased partner Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come....   [tags: Charles Dickens] 1079 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - In the novel A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, the main character Scrooge encounters many new experiences. These experiences cause him to feel forgotten emotions such as joy, remorse and fear. Scrooge encounters joy throughout the novel in multiple ways. Scrooge acquires joy from the pleasant experiences in his past including memories of his old friends and family. Scrooge also rediscovered his lost emotion of remorse. He begins to realize and feel regret for his selfish ways and how they have affected other characters in the novel....   [tags: novels, Scrooge, literary analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
985 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Scrooge in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Scrooge in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The novel, ‘A Christmas Carol’, is more than just a mere story instead it tries to expose the negative side of Victorian society and the reason behind this horror, the greed of the wealthy, through the development of the character Scrooge. All this while attempting to prompt readers with Scrooge’s similar wealth to make a change. As mentioned earlier, the development of Scrooge’s character is vital to this and I will explain how his character develops as the story proceeds and how it is used to accomplish the aim as mentioned above....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 3109 words
(8.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Moral Lesson in A Christmas Carole by Charles Dickens - ... I help to support the establishments I have mentioned (prisons and workhouses)—they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there.'” Scrooge resembles the greedy population that has no concern to others around them, or as they would believe, below them. I don’t think it’s mostly wealth that categorizes someone into a social class, but just status and reputation. Some people, like Scrooge, aren’t even extremely wealthy, yet still put down and criticize the unfortunate because they are too ashamed to admit that they are no different to themselves....   [tags: scrooge, social hierarchy, money] 650 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Fred as a Foil to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Fred as a Foil to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge's selfish, cold, melancholy nature is contrasted with Fred, Scrooge's light-hearted nephew. At the beginning of the novel, Fred and Scrooge are complete opposites, but, as the novel progresses, they become more and more alike. Throughout the novel, Dickens uses Fred to show Scrooge's transformation from a cold, unfeeling man to a man of warmth and compassion. The first time Fred is seen is on page 5 when he greets Scrooge with, "A merry Christmas, Uncle....   [tags: Christmas Carol Essays] 843 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Charles Dickens' Life and Works - ... He also edited some magazines. dickens also managed a theater that gave him more ideas and imagination to continue writing novels. These type of achievements gave him a place as one of the better english writers in history. Dickens turned out to be one of the most popular writers already being young. when he was thirty he already was one of the most successful authors of England. at the time he was forty he was one of the most popular celebrities for literature i the whole world. it was hard for others to accomplish what Charles did because he received really good critics and worldwide success....   [tags: christmas carol, scrooge, writer] 751 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - character study of Scrooge - A Christmas Carol - character study of Scrooge "A Christmas Carol" “Scrooge. A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” Scrooge is the main character in the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’. At the beginning of the novel he is a brutal, evil, pitiless, cold-hearted man, but subsequent to meeting three spirits, Scrooge regrets his life and decides he needs to alter it. The main theme Charles Dickens conveys through the story is redemption; this is significant especially in the Victorian era, whilst there was an immense gap between the prosperous and the inadequate....   [tags: English Literature] 2603 words
(7.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Scrooge's Change in Attitude in A Christmas Carol - Consider Dickens’s portrayal of Scrooge’s change in attitude in a Christmas Carol What message do you feel Dickens Conveys to the reader. The essay will discuss the moral messages, which can be interpreted in the novel. It will examine the main character Scrooge, and his attitude towards life, his mean, grumpy and selfish character and his lack of Christian charity. It will explain the transformation of Scrooge and why the transformation occurred. Scrooge's mean attitude was demonstrated when he said to his nephew, “What right have you to be Merry....   [tags: English Literature] 1969 words
(5.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
How is Scrooge presented in a Christmas Carol - How is Scrooge presented in a Christmas Carol - What is he like. Are we sympathetic to him. Does he change. What language features are used to do this. Ebenezer Scrooge This essay is looking at the character, Ebenezer Scrooge throughout the play. It looks at the person he is and the person he becomes. It also looks at the language Dickens uses to portray Mr Scrooge. Dickens portrays Scrooge as a ' tight fisted, penny pincher' with alliterations and metaphors such as, 'wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner' emphasising his meanness....   [tags: English Literature] 1341 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dickens' Presentation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Presentation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol The novel 'A Christmas Carol', by Charles Dickens was written in 1843 and reflects poverty in Victorian times where poverty and ill health was very common. The book was published a week before Christmas and was presented in a small gold and crimson book - the perfect Christmas gift. Dickens wishes to use the character of scrooge to make the reader see that being selfish and cold hearted gets you nowhere and encourages everybody to be generous and loving....   [tags: Papers] 2072 words
(5.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Scrooge in A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Scrooge is represented from the beginning as a miserable old man being described as a "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!" I think this a perfect description of him in one sentence. People know Scrooge well and avoid him, this suites Scrooge because he does not like other people and not a big fan of being sociable. The name 'Scrooge' was created by Dickens and is now well known in the dictionary as someone that is mean, this is basically what Scrooge is in the novel, a symbol of meanness....   [tags: Charles Dickens Papers] 1100 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Antipathy Towards Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - How effectively does the writer, Charles Dickens, create a feeling of antipathy in the reader towards the character, Scrooge in the opening stave of A Christmas Carol. Christmas has always been a happy, joyous occasion, an occasion, on which everyone expresses feelings of goodwill and happiness. This is probably true for everyone but Dickens’ character Scrooge. It’s now common terminology for anyone not being in the ‘Christmas spirit’ to be referred to as a Scrooge. This just shows how much of an impact Dickens’s novel has had on Christmas and people....   [tags: English Literature] 979 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse - Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse The play that I read for my independent reading report was Leslie Bricusse's "Scrooge". This play is a Christmas musical, which takes place in the 1800's. It stars Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy old businessman who hates Christmas, and every other day of the year. All he cares about is money, and his own personal gain. Not caring about his employees, he tries to make Bob Cratchit work on Christmas. But after a lot of pleading, Scrooge lets him off for Christmas, but cuts his pay....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ebenezer Scrooge's Visit by the Three Spirits in Dickens' Novel A Christmas Carol - Novels that are phenomenal makes the reader travel into a world where anything can happen. However, many authors made the readers travel into the main characters mind or point of view. In Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol, a grumpy and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, was visited in his dream by three spirits. It all started in the morning of Christmas Eve when Scrooge came across into some events which made him started thinking and dreaming about his past, present and future with 3 different sprits....   [tags: A Christmas Carol, analysis] 652 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Literary Analysis of Israel Horovitz´s The Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley - ... Scrooge denies and asks if the prisons and workhouses are full, and refuses to give anything. Later on Christmas Eve, three spirits sent by Marley attempt to change Scrooge’s ways. The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows him how miserable he was as a child and how he became a grumpy old man. The reason he is the way his is today is his lost love left him for him loving money more than lovingnher. “Another Idol has displaced me. A golden one,” (689) she says to him. Finally, she releases him and goes to find another man as she says, “May you be happy in the life that you chosen for yourself ....   [tags: ghosts, guilt, characters, journey] 651 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Splendor of Change through the Life of Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens´ A Christmas Carol - ... He takes notice of the “golden sunlight; heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; merry bells”. (58) He is able to take notice of all the beauty that God has placed before him; an unfathomable beauty. Furthermore, Scrooge’s interaction with the boy outside of his window continues to reveal the beauty in his character; his response to the boy was beautiful. As the boy merely answered Scrooge’s simple questions, he recognized the boy as delightful, remarkable, and intelligent. He, unlike before, thoroughly enjoys the conversation with the boy – he responds positively to this human connection....   [tags: truth, beauty, conversion, goodness ]
:: 2 Works Cited
835 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
10 Christmas Movies that Won't Turn You into a Grinch or Scrooge - ... This version is my favorite because I like the muppets. Although this movie doesn't follow the storyline perfectly, it is fun to watch the fuzzy felt puppets reenact the classic Christmas tale, and add in their own funny lines. This movie is great because it uses human actors as well as The Muppets group. For instance, Michael Caine plays Ebenezer Scrooge; however, the famous Kermit the Frog plays Bob Cratchit. The rest of the muppet team fill in as characters in this fantastic Christmas classic....   [tags: film reviews] 877 words
(2.5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Does Dickens create a rrealistic figure in the character of Scrooge? - Does Dickens create a rrealistic figure in the character of Scrooge. A Christmas Carol When people read or watch a ghost story, they have certain expectations of it. People would usually expect the story to be scary, have an eerie feel, and have appropriate, creepy settings such as a graveyard or derelict house. Most ghost stories use darkness to create the right atmosphere. There is usually a wide range of characters such as a hero/heroin, a damsel in distress or someone in danger, a victim, horrible and creepy characters that maybe outcasts and most obviously a ghost....   [tags: English Literature] 2812 words
(8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Compare Dickens’ presentation of Scrooge in Stave I and Stave V - Compare Dickens’ presentation of Scrooge in Stave I and Stave V Scrooge’s presentation in Stave I and in Stave V is very different. In Stave I Dickens presents Scrooge, as a cold-hearted old man who loves himself and hates Christmas. In contrast, his nephew Fred enjoys Christmas with his wife, and is so nice to Scrooge all the time whereas Scrooge is always mean to Fred, (“Bah, Humbug”). Dickens uses the weather to describe how cold it gets when Scrooge is near; the point that he is trying to make is that he is so mean that his meanness has infected the atmosphere....   [tags: English Literature] 623 words
(1.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Structure of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" - Charles Dickens’s, a British social reformer which has presented to an audience a brilliant novel: A Christmas Carol. The play is set in the mid 1900’s where the industrial revolution was introduced which resulted in inventions such as machines; people consequently were fleeing the countryside for work in city for good paying jobs, for good achieving business people this gave their business a massive amount of money but a small minority of people were underprivileged because money was distributed unfairly....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol, ] 2225 words
(6.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Poor's Plight Through A Masterful Pen - The Christmas Carol is a novel about a miserable old man who hates everyone and Christmas, after being shown his past, present and future he changes and becomes the opposite to what he is in at Stave 1. The writer of the novel, Charles Dickens had an idyllic childhood but, at the age of twelve was forced to work in a workhouse as his father was imprisoned for debt. Dickens wrote the novel to show how the economic and social differences effected the poor, as he had experienced poverty himself. In Stave 1 Dickens shows that Scrooge is a “squeezing, wrenching, grasping and covetous old-sinner,” portraying Scrooge as a man who loves to take and hates to give....   [tags: Classic Literature] 1137 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysis of Themes and Symbols in A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens - The story of A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, is one that mostly everyone is familiar with. It airs during the holidays in an enormous amount of variations. The basis of each variation is the same. Ebenezer Scrooge, our main character, is a cold hearted man. It is Christmas Eve, and as Scrooge is closing his office his nephew comes in to wish him a Merry Christmas. Scrooge, being as “cold” as he is, just thinks that Christmas is a time where people spend money. Scrooge lives alone....   [tags: Charles Dickens]
:: 7 Works Cited
1841 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Bah Humbug!: Having No One To Share Your Fortune With - “A fortune is of no use if there’s no one to share it with.” Day after day I hear this saying from my mother yet never think much about it. On the evening of Thanksgiving Day at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers, Fl I had the chance to experience the meaning of such a quote in the production of A Christmas Carol, titled after Charles Dickens story. As a central figure in the play, Scrooge’s character development throughout the play acts out a major theme of the power of kindness and cheer in relationships in the production....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol, wealth, ] 858 words
(2.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Analysis of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol was written as the 19th century reached its midpoint, a time where the world had changed dramatically due to the industrial revolution. Wealthy men, the minority, had accumulated large sums of money, moved into cities and lived wonderful lives. However life was dreadful for the majority who were poor and could not afford basic necessities such as food and shelter. This inequality could have been rectified if money had been distributed in a more virtuous and an uncorrupted way. For this reason, Charles Dickens attempts to show this in the form of literature in his critically acclaimed novel A Christmas Carol....   [tags: literary analysis] 1410 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
An Objectivists View on a Charles Dickens´Christmas Carol - ... Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed” (7). Scrooge sees even the tiniest of waste or usage of materials a meaning for dismissal, even if the usage of materials is being used to better or help out another human. This shows Scrooges objective character because, he does not believe any materials should be used on the poor and everything thing should only be used for his own self-interest....   [tags: social, political, self-interest, personal] 1390 words
(4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Scrooge has become one of the most commonly know characters from Charles Dickens’s novels, in the respect that he is the most horrible and callus of all his characters, this dastardly individual was used to convey a serious social message about the extreme neglect of Victorian employees. The first chapter of ‘A Christmas Carol’ prepares the reader for the rest of the novel. Dickens does this by creating antipathy for scrooge and by introducing gothic elements to prepare the reader for the arrival of the spirits later on in the book....   [tags: Papers] 984 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Chales Dickens - ... During the story, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts from Christmas past, present, and future, who shows the ill-tempered Scrooge how to be feel compassion towards others human beings. A large quantity of the story revolves around money, and it plays a large role, to contrast how generosity is viewed in society. Scrooge is incredibly wealthy, as he lives a life surrounded by no one, a life as “solitary as an oyster” and “warning all human sympathy to keep its distance.” He initially supports the mechanical, cold-hearted decisions made by industry and governments with his retort to the donation collectors being, “Are there no prisons?, And the Union Workhouses....   [tags: generosity, compassion, kindness] 723 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Good Earth: Wang Lung’s Changes and Challenges - “His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him” (68). How wonderful it must be for the man to be satisfied with what he has and did for others. This man, surprisingly enough, is Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character of Dickens’ classic novella, A Christmas Carol. In the story, Scrooge, a pessimistic old miser, is haunted by four ghosts who strive to teach him what Christmas and life are all about. In doing so, he is given a second chance at life, and begins to share his newfound Christmas spirit to others....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dickens] 1326 words
(3.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Dickens' Use of Symbolism in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Use of Symbolism in A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens wrote a large number of novels but this particular novella was very popular as it told the story of a typical Christmas in Victorian times. The word 'Scrooge' derives from the character Scrooge in this novella, which proves that Dickens' story really did make an impact on the reading public. In 'A Christmas Carol' there are three main themes that would have been influenced by the times when Dickens was writing, the themes are: Poverty, ignorance and happiness (Christmas spirit)....   [tags: Papers] 957 words
(2.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novel is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the end...   [tags: Literary Review] 1323 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Life for the lower class during this time was extremely hard because of enormous amounts of illnesses, young children worked and no education. A Christmas Carol was set in mid 19th century, during this time people had a really bad time; most of the people was unemployed and the people who were employed were paid deficiently, others were seasonal or casual, which meant they were when work was available so most of the families lived in poverty which means that they didn’t have access to nice food and clothes and children were also used for the family income so the children had to work in work houses....   [tags: Charles Dickens] 1024 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dickens' Social Aims in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Social Aims in A Christmas Carol In this essay I am going to explain in detail; what Dickens is trying to achieve by writing "A Christmas Carol". This will involve his aims, which is that the poor should be treated with more compassion and how he is going to achieve this, which involves opening the eyes of people with enough wealth and power and by educating people to get rid of any ignorance. Dickens' tool that he creates and uses within his novel is a caricature of the problem that he is aiming to put right, which is that the poor should be treated with more compassion....   [tags: Papers] 2471 words
(7.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol: The Economics of Efficiency and Grace - The leading character in A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, has become an icon of what it means to lack a Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge possesses a title much like “The Grinch”; his name conjures the thought of a man who through stinginess steals away happiness from everyone around him. Scrooge’s foil in the story, Bob Cratchit, characterized as a man of humble means, possesses an unyielding spirit for the Christmas season. Dickens’s religious readers could describe Cratchit as full of Christian charity, while they would call Scrooge a man untouched by biblical principles....   [tags: Charles Dickens, trade, Bible, fair wages]
:: 2 Works Cited
1111 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol Essay - In "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a transformation as a result of his encounters with three ghosts and becomes a kind, happy, and generous man. His greedy, cruel, and grumpy demeanor is replaced seemingly overnight, but he doesn’t just wake up and decide to be nice. It takes three Spirits to change his outlook on life - The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. The Ghost of Christmas Past makes Scrooge begin to regret his selfishness, and the Ghost of Christmas Present begins to teach him about others....   [tags: literary analysis, charles dickens]
:: 1 Works Cited
906 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Role Of Memory In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and published in 1843. The novel was the first of five in a series of Christmas books that Dickens was commissioned to write. It is thought that several of the darkest episodes in his novels are based on his own personal experiences, for instance when his father spent some months in a debtor’s prison in London. Memory serves as an important tool for the ghosts to reach out to Mr. Scrooge’s sympathetic feelings, thus contributing to the change of personality that Mr....   [tags: Charles Dickens] 1061 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Themes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Themes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens In the timeless tale, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens focuses upon the extreme transformation of a character named Ebenezer Scrooge. The fact that several moralistic themes can be applied throughout the novel confirms why it is a classic. The first significant alteration of Scrooge’s character occurred when he was a young man, as he became increasingly involved in the occupation of business, where wealth and assets are subjects of great examination and often possessiveness....   [tags: Papers] 772 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Ghost Of An Idea - ‘I have endeavoured in this ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.’ In my coursework I am going to analyse what Charles Dickens’ ‘Ghost of an Idea’ is and how the idea is portrayed at the beginning of Stave 1. Charles Dickens wanted to change people’s lives and their opinions about the horrors of the poor and the middle-class all because of how he was treated as a child....   [tags: Classic Literature] 1055 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol ‘A Christmas Carol’ written by Charles Dickens tells the story of a man named Ebenezer Scrooge who is taught the true meaning of Christmas and is shown the errors of his ways. ‘A Christmas Carol’ was published in 1843, this was a time of social and political unrest. Dickens motivation for writing this story was to encourage employers to treat workers well, he uses the Christmas Carol to portray this message. Charles Dickens felt strongly about the working conditions and poverty that many people endured....   [tags: Papers] 1154 words
(3.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Dickens' Aims in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Aims in A Christmas Carol In 'A Christmas Carol', Dickens is trying to get across to the rich people of society the difference between their lives and those of the poor. He does this by using Scrooge, who personifies the rich people. It is set at Christmas time in early Victorian times, a time of giving and compassion. This signifies that the rich should give to the poor, especially at a festive time like Christmas. Dickens saw the cold, ugly conditions that the poor were living in and thought that he had to do something about it, so he wrote 'A Christmas Carol'....   [tags: Papers] 1856 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens In this essay I intend to write about Ebenezer Scrooge who is the key character of the astonishing novel written by Charles Dickens one of greatest English novelist of he Victorian period. He wrote and published ‘a Christmas carol’ in 1843. Charles Dickens’s also well know stories such as ‘Oliver twist’. Dickens was born on the 2nd February 1812 in London port Hampshire. He moved from his birth place to Chatham where he received little education, he was however withdrawn from school at the age of 15 and work manually in a factory, then worked as a clerk in a solicitors office....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 1883 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens In the book ‘ A Christmas Carol’, Dickens describes the poor, how they were treated unfairly and how they were thought as animals rather than human beings. Dickens portrays the rich as ignorant and selfish people that think they are bigger than the world itself. Charles Dickens new a lot about poverty, as his parents were not earning enough money to pay of debts, which meant that Dickens himself had to leave school at the age of 12 to work in a factory. He had a terrible experience; he had felt what it was like to be poor, to have no hope for the future and worked long hours in a dirty factory....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 2157 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Dickens' Message in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Message in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is a compelling tale of greed, love and charity. It is the story of an old man called Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas. Throughout the tale, four ghosts visit Scrooge and try to change his opinion. Dickens was sending a message to his readers that Christmas is the time of year where everybody should rejoice and be happy. Dickens was obviously trying to make a statement that we should all enjoy life as we have only one chance to....   [tags: Papers] 2289 words
(6.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - A Christmas Carol Stave 1: Scrooge’s character is established early in stave 1. Dickens shows his popularity by showing us his relationships with people in his surroundings. We can tell scrooge is unpopular as the narrator portrays him as a “Tight fisted hand at the grindstone.” Scrooges name give us a similarity between the word scrounge what is to be tight with money and every opportunity to make money, this automatically helps us launch an understanding that he is tight with his money, what is necessary to associate him as nasty old man....   [tags: English Literature] 2298 words
(6.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Use of Ghosts to Change Victorian Society in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Use of Ghosts to Change Victorian Society in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' is a novel by Charles Dickens, written in the Victorian era about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge. The book was written to remind people that we should all be kinder and more generous towards one another, and keep the spirit of Christmas all the year, not only in the Christmas season. Scrooge is a representation of most of Victorian society, and he is used by Dickens as a literary device....   [tags: Papers] 3311 words
(9.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - It was a chilly nineteenth century Christmas Eve, and everybody throughout England were in a festive joyous mood, prepared for Christmas. Everybody except Scrooge who thought Christmas was a waste of money. Scrooge was money hungry, solitary, insensible, uncaring and selfish to say the least. Well he was not completely uncaring about everything. He did seem to care a bit too much about money. He cared so deeply about money that he did not feel heat or cold. No warm or wintry weather effected him....   [tags: Charles Dickens] 1101 words
(3.1 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Three Spirits in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - The Three Spirits in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol In Dickens’ Ghost story ‘ A Christmas Carol’ we are shown a story of redemption. Dickens uses description, sarcasm and many other effects to create the sudden changes of atmosphere in the novel. I will look at how Dickens creates such a structured book and what causes it to be so effective. However before I begin to examine Dickens’ methods I will see how each of the mysterious spirits affect Scrooge and how he responds to them. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miser if ever there was one - grasping and covetous, rich and penny-pinching....   [tags: English Literature Dickens A Christmas Carol Essa] 2090 words
(6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Christmas Song - To many people a warm crackling fire brings about memories of the Christmas season. By listening to some of the Christmas carols played throughout the festive holiday season, it is easy to pick up on this. In one such Christmas carol, they mention “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” in this line fire is the provider of warmth light, and good spirits. By roasting the chestnuts the fire gives food and allows people to share with one another in a warm comfortable atmosphere. A second popular Christmas carol that mentions fire it “Let it Snow”....   [tags: Analysis, Christmas Carol] 1489 words
(4.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Introduction Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas carol reflecting on the society that he live in the Victoria Era. During the reign of Queen Victoria Britain became one of the most Industrialised countries in European. From Britain Factories, mills, shipyards came products ranging from steam locomotives, to textiles and ship, while coal miners toiled deep below the ground to produce the coal needed to power Britain expanding Industries. During Victorian times there was a serious gap between the rich and poor....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 2103 words
(6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas carol was written in 1843, by Charles Dickens, who was born in 1812 at Portsea, in Hampshire. A Christmas Carol as a great success. In its text, were many social issues that concerned Dickens. He wanted to highlight the plight of bad working conditions, child labour and the poor education system, at the time of writing. Dickens knew that the poor could be helped by the rich upper class. Dickens drew Scrooge as a stereotypical figure as he compared him to the rich men, who miserly gave nothing to the poor....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and the Movie Christmas Cupid - ... The Ghost of Christmas Present represents celebration and charity. He takes Scrooge on a journey to Bob Cratchit’s (Scrooge’s employee) house and shows him that even though he has overworked Bob, he still shows Christmas joy. The Ghost tells him to stay away from Ignorance and Want within himself, just before disappearing. Sloane is shown her secretary, Ella (our “Bob Cratchit” of Christmas Cupid), telling her son that she won’t be home on Christmas Day. Also she sees how she takes her best friend for granted and that her mother is going to be alone for Christmas....   [tags: theme analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
566 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Introduction Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, in 1812 and died in 1870. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office and family life was occasionally hard, especially when his father had to go to the debtor's prison. The young twelve year old Charles became the main money-maker in the family at this time and worked in a blocking factory. Charles' father was released a year later and Charles was able to go to school. After school he became a clerk for solicitors, later becoming a journalist, a reporter at Doctors' Commons and at 22 joined a London newspaper....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 3546 words
(10.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Characters of the Three Ghosts in A Christmas Carol - How does Charles Dickens present the characters of the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol. In this essay, I will find out how Charles Dickens presents the characters of the three ghosts in ‘A Christmas Carol’. This story is about Scrooge. He was a selfish man who had a solely friend, called Jacob Marley. After seven years of Marley’s death, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge saw Marley’s ghost dragging chains of cashboxes that Marley forged in life. Marley told Scrooge that three spirits would visit him and change his fate....   [tags: English Literature] 884 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Charles Dickens wrote the book 'A Christmas carol' in October 1843. He finished the book on December 2nd. The book was only a novella, a short novel. He did not have enough time to write a full novel because he wanted the book to be published by Christmas. At the time he was struggling financially. In scrooge's childhood he had to start work at the age of twelve as his father got sent to prison for unpaid depts. At Christmas the book sold well because it was a nice present and was a reasonable price....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dickens' Use of the Supernatural in A Christmas Carol - Dickens' Use of the Supernatural in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is built upon numerous contrasts: rich and poor, family and loneliness, generosity and miserliness, affection and cruelty, past, present and future. Most of these contrasting forces are brought to light within the character of Scrooge himself. The compulsive, lonely, miserly man, who eats his abstemious meals in the shadows, emerges from his cold-heartedness into a generous, fun loving, warm and caring man....   [tags: Papers] 2377 words
(6.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol as Allegory - 'A Christmas Carol' as Allegory The novel 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens can be represented in different ways. It can be represented as a simple story with a moral, where a man named Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who give him a chance to mend his ways. However Dickens also gives the novel a more profound meaning by using symblosim and so it can be represented as an allegory. The four ghosts are repeated symbols that give structure to the novel. The book is divided into chapters that end after each ghost has left Scrooge....   [tags: English Literature] 4134 words
(11.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Analysis of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Analysis of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol It is hard to believe that there is anyone on the planet that hasn't heard of the story "A Christmas Carol". Although it isn't hard to believe that people do not realize that there are differences between movies and novels. In this case, that fits right into that subject. Here are some of the differences between the movie and the novel. One minor difference in the movie was that the Ghost of Christmas yet to come has a hand of skin. Not a hand without skin that was wrote in the book....   [tags: Dickens Christmas Carol Analysis] 1041 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Presentation of the Three Spirits and Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol - The Presentation of the Three Spirits and Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol In a Christmas carol by Charles Dickens, the four ghosts are all described differently. They all help to change scrooge into a nicer person. The ghosts all act disparately and look disparately. Scrooge has a different effect on each one of the ghosts, two of the ghosts he likes and one of the ghosts he dislikes. Scrooge is also treated dissimilar, some ghosts care for him, and others are forceful. The ghost of Marley appears first, he is described as 'In his pigtail, usual waistcoat, tights and boots; the tassels on the latter bristling, like his pigtail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair u...   [tags: Papers] 1273 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparing the Moral of Shane and A Christmas Carol - Comparing the Moral of Jack Schaefer's Shane and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens            In Jack Schaefer's novel Shane, Jack Schaefer states his opinion on peoples ability to change.  Shane says to Bob, "A man is what he is, Bob, and there's no breaking the mold."  Jack Scaefer supports this quote by making Shane return to his old method of dealing with problems.  When Shane first arrived he was dessed in all black.  Shane later tells the Starrett family thatr he was a gunfighter in his past.  Later in the novel you can tell that Shane is to avoid his past, Shane begins to dress in colors besides black and he also tries to handle problems verbally rather than physically.  Sha...   [tags: Jack Schaefer, Charles Dickens] 799 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Christmas Carol - short review - A Christmas Carol - short review A Christmas Carol was published on 17th December 1843 in Victorian England. Victorian England was not a very nice place to live and Charles Dickens didn’t have the best childhood; his father was a clerk who was taken away from him and imprisoned when he was 12. Some people say this was how he became such a good writer – from all the problems he had as a child. England was a horrible place during these times – for example, there was child labour, where people got children to clean their chimneys as they were small enough, but it turned out the soot from the chimneys was carcinogenic, meaning it activated cancerous cells....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 973 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysis of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Analysis of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a novel written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) during the Victorian age, an era that took its name from Queen Victoria, England titular ruler from 1819-1901. Under Queen Victoria’s rule, London reigned the worlds dominate city country and the country’s incomparable center of commerce, culture and government. At this time London’s industrial age contributed to a large share of the manpower and capital that brought the country to a position of world economic dominance....   [tags: A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays] 3675 words
(10.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]


Your search returned 175 essays for "scrooge":
1  2  3    Next >>