While Scrooge is receiving the Ghosts help It they take him through him isolating himself from people and the world, the ghost of christmas present shows transformation and last but not least, the ghost of christmas past shows Scrooge and his compassion and forgiveness. Isolation is a theme for A Christmas Carol. Scrooge starts as a young boy being a jolly man.
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! God save you!"
In the short story Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals Charlie Wales’ struggles to regain his pride alongside dealing with internal conflicts after coming to terms with his alcoholism and the death of his wife. When Charlie begins to put his life back together he is in constant remembrance of all the negative things he did in his past. Fitzgerald characterizes Charlie through diction, imagery and syntax to convey his impact of the overall theme of the past cannot be escaped through constant struggle. Fitzgerald uses impassioned diction to exhibit Charlie’s true character. During Charlie’s walk home, he is recalling all the good times along with the bad times of his past.
The Ghost has shown Scrooge a possible future: the future that will occur if Scrooge does not change his ways of greed. The future that the Ghost represents, one of misery and loneliness, no longer exists. For Scrooge to live the rest of his life in happiness, he has to radically accept his past, which he has repressed, and the present, which he has ignored. At the end of the book,Scrooge embraces the spirit of giving, and thus is able to alter his
By watching his own family he realises and finds out what people think about him, the truth about his behaviour. Then he realises that other people are very important to him. Family is important! “A Merry Christmas and a Happy Year New Year to the old man, whatever he is!” Even though Scrooge is selfish and has a solid cold heart, his family still love him and still wish him a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To conclude, by Scrooge hearing this, going from door to door, following all the ghosts back through his life helps him to change his selfish ways and antics.
In conclusion, Ebenezer Scrooge was a heartless, grumpy, and self-centered person. He later became a man who cared for others and was less selfish, and realized what he was doing that affected others in a hurtful way. After being visited by the three spirits of Christmas, he wanted to start over with a new meaningful and successful life. He started to appreciate Christmas and not dismiss it and its meaning. Scrooge learns to care for others and warms his soul with the gift of giving and not only taking.
After this realization, Pip tries to make amends with loved ones: “Joe stayed with me, and I fancied I was little Pip again” (Dickens 497). The fact that being with Joe after they reconcile brings back old memories that makes Pip happier. Pip further emphasizes his happiness when he describes the place him and Joe go to think about memories: “and when I looked on the loveliness around me, and thought how it had grown and changed” (Dickens 498). At this time, Pip is happy and content with
The chapter we chose to write about was 22, 'Grieving' because it was very moving. In this chapter William tries to bottle up his feelings about Zach's death and Geoffrey seems to understand Will's grief. It is also William's first Christmas with Mr Tom, so they make homemade toys for incoming evacuees, due to increased bomb raids in London. Will also learns from Geoffrey that 'he can live without Zach, even though he still misses him’ as Will discovers that Geoffrey lost a friend while fighting in the war and learns to overcome his grief. ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian is about a small boy named William Beech, who is evacuated from London during WW2.
“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.
Once Scrooge is shown, by three ghosts, how he became the man he is, the ramifications of his recent actions and the final ghost shows Scrooge how the world would perceive him once he passes away if he fails to change his way of life results in him understanding why he needs to undertake drastic changes to his life. The last stave, which shares equal importance with the first stave, shows how Scrooge applies his new way of thinking to amend all the damage he has caused. More importantly, Dickens created this amazing structure as he intends the reader to alter their way of thinking. Dickens anticipated that to begin with, the reader would have some selfish ideologies whilst reading the novel. Upon completing A Christmas Carol, he/she should modify their way of life.