refusing to share his nephew's Christmas cheer. He sees Christmas as a time for finding yours... ... middle of paper ... ... at the sane time learn from it. The novel is written in staves, which represents musical staves. Dickens uses staves instead of chapters as a reminder of the musical notation of a Christmas carol. Each of the middle three staves revolve around the ghostly visitations that bring about a change in Scrooge.
It helps us find out that scrooge is a bitter, mean, twisted, moody and selfish old man. The narrator Charles Dickens builds the foundation of our understanding of our knowledge that he is despised by referring to him as “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” that helps us portray that scrooge is tight with his money. Dickens also tells us that he is “External heart and cold had little influence on scrooge” and also that scrooge says “no warmth, and no wintry winter cold chill scrooge.” In general scrooge is described to have poor relations with other people and literally he is a loner, but this is what he wants. Scrooge is known by people as a bitter old man, as when he walks down the street people avoid his wicked ways. In a way it as if scrooge wants to stay alone and he may enjoy being despised by others.
What reason have you to be merry?' This shows scrooge to be a grumpy old and generally depressing person at Christmas time. Bob Cratchitts view on the festive time of year is a happy merry and good will to everyone. And finally Fezziwig who ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke the reader think, laugh or cry. Dickens has done this to produce a book that will live on forever.
The example of fire and light also holds true for Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Before the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirits of his seven years dead business partner Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas’s past, present, and future, he despises Christmas and everything about it, almost forcing his clerk, Bob Cratchit to work Christmas day. Even his always cheerful nephew Fred cannot seem to break through the hatred. But while Scrooge worked as an apprentice for Mr. Fezziwig, the hatred was not present. But through the series of events that happened in his life.
He is oppressed by Scrooge and he gets little salary. Clearly, Dickens is trying to present Bob Cratchit as ordinary people at that time so that he engages with them. The three Ghosts of Christmas represent the past, present and future of Scrooge’s life. The first ghost, Ghost of Christmas Past, Dickens describes it as ‘like a child’ but it also describes it as ‘like an old man’. It signifies the past when Scrooge was young but he is old now.
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'. He sees the rich people as those with the power to change the poor people's lives. It is the rich who need to be educated about the power they have to change things for the benefit of the poor. The poor also need to be educated so that they can earn money for themselves. The tool that Dickens uses is Scrooge, he is a caricature of the problems and he portrays what the rich people were like.
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. In the 18th century Charles Dickens was one of the most important and listened to social commentators. ‘A Christmas Carol’ was written to convey Dickens’s social message to the rich.
Do you want to here a story about the biggest jerk that ever lived, but then completely changed his life around? The main character Ebenezer Scrooge in the play “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens is a story that shows that no matter how mean and rude to people you can always change if you want to. I think that Scrooge is self-centered and grumpy at the beginning of the story, then is very giving at the end. I think Scrooge is self-centered because he doesn't care at all about anybody or their feelings. Scrooge is grumpy because Fred wanted to invite him over but he didn’t care.
"Now is not the time to grow a spine, Mr. Cruise". Marley looked into the eyes of his victim, and began to lower the corners of his mouth so that his smile gradually vanished. "I know more about you than you care to believe". A short pause of silence filled the cold air. "You have already caused me enough anguish, but I can be quite a forgiving person, believe it or not...However, it is Christmas eve, and you are about to give some one the best fucking Christmas present they could ever wish for".
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.