Isolation is a theme for A Christmas Carol. Scrooge starts as a young boy being a jolly man. However through his years he suspends himself to the public and also his family. The only interaction Scrooge is use to is through “Marley and Scrooge” which is Jacob marley his partner that is dead and his company. "It 's not my business," Scrooge returned. "It 's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people 's. Mine occupies me constantly. Good afternoon, gentlemen!" (Dickens 9). This supports that he doesn 't mind the isolation and that he is fine with it. Throughout the book Scrooge repeats himself by saying “Good afternoon, gentlemen!” by this he shows he
wants to be left out and alone and isolation is a choice. Later on in stave two the ghost of christmas past shows Scrooge as a young boy and how his isolation started by not choice but by force. "The school is not quite deserted," said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still." (Dickens 22). Scrooge as a child was left on christmas at his boarding school whi...
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...as once firm then starts to trimble. A sign of forgiveness and compassion and how the future can be changed unlike the past how it could not be changed.
Isolation, redemption, Compassion and forgiveness are all key themes in A Christmas Carol. The story starts off with isolation being the first main theme and how scrooge chose to withdraw himself from everyone and when he wanted different it was almost like he was stuck in isolation. When it was Scrooge 's time to change he stepped up to the plate and he endured the challenge. Last but not least compassion and forgiveness, this was the main theme throughout the book and also this paper. Scrooge was never a man to have either one of those qualities but seeing the man he has become transformed him. It is clear that the themes all fall into place to each other and connect, despite how they all have different meanings.
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