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.
Instead of treating him like his only family member, Scrooge denies invitations to Christmas dinner every year and is rude whenever Fred speaks to him. He doesn’t have time to dwell on this for long, however; Scrooge has many other important things to think... ... middle of paper ... ...t, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within [him]." With this still resonating in his mind, he jumps out of bed and immediately begins setting things right. He buys a turkey bigger than Bob Cratchit's son and sends it to him, and instead of being rude to the Poulterer, he pays for a cab to get them to Cratchit's home.
The tale is about a greedy and selfish man called Scrooge. He is totally not interested in celebrating Christmas due to having a unique thinking. During the story, he independently meets three ghost from past, present and future. They tell him the mistakes he has made and he is still making and also if he doesn’t listen to them, he will also have to go through them as well. The ghosts of Christmas past refresh his old memories and what he has lost in his life.
In a vision that the ghost shows Scrooge he sees Bob Cratchit, who lives on a meager salary working for Scrooge, but is still happy because he is surrounded by family. The ghost is trying to show Scrooge that money is not the path to happiness. Scrooge never enjoys himself, which is clear when you look at his living conditions, which are dark and cold constantly. After this vision, Scrooge realizes that the Ghost of Christmas Present symbolizes happiness and unity found in togetherness. Bob Cratchit is poor, but doesn’t mind it because he is happy to have his family with him.
It is simply his fault for choosing to live alone and be miserable. The first thing that states Scrooge is a miser is when his nephew comes over to invite him over on Christmas Day. He refuses saying “I’d rather see myself dead than see me with your family,” (669). Then, men asking for donations for the poor come. Scrooge denies and asks if the prisons and workhouses are full, and refuses to give anything.
The Ghost of Christmas Future was going to demonstrate how people would feel for him, money couldn’t solve every problem or buy everything at the wrong time, and the ghost wanted Scrooge to change his attitude. To show Scrooge how others would feel for him, the Ghost of Christmas Future brought him to the time when he was dead and saw a few old people were standing and talking bad words about him and his money, which he didn’t wanted to spend in life time and couldn’t take them with him when he passed away. He was showed that his money couldn’t do everything, he couldn’t change the others mind with his money when he was dead, and was pay back with hates and bad words of him. Plus, he had been to Bob’s house and found out that Timmy Tim would die because Bob didn’t have enough money for his son’s treatments. Although Scrooge was wealthy, and pity Tinny Tim, he still couldn’t take money to exchange the little boy’s life back.
When Linda asks him about his wages, he replies “I’ll knock ‘em dead next week.” (Miller 36) Willy says this, very well knowing that he will not. He fools himself, and lies to his children about his success. “The cops let me park where ever I want in Boston!” (Miller 31) This shows that he thinks he is a big deal in New England, when truthfully he is washed up. He exclaims that he is, “A vital New England man, but in reality he has not been helping the company or his family. His boss was looking to fire him for a long time.
Dickens does a great job in the final pages of A Christmas Carol by showing great compassion and forgiveness. Not only did Scrooge decide to transform from isolating himself from the outside world but he has forgiven and embraced this. However not only did he forgive himself and other but others forgave him. "It should be Christmas Day, I am sure," said she, "on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge. You know he is, Robert!
As A Christmas Carol starts, Scrooge is the cruel old man who is too cheap to do anything has needed to be done or care about anyone in need around him. Fred is a relative to Scrooge and tries to encourage his uncle during Christmas to get into spirit, which is almost impossible for him to do so (“A Christmas Carol” 66). On Christmas eve Scrooge was visited by three ghosts, the ghost of the past, present, and future. They are here to warn him that he must change(“A Christmas Carol” 67). He soon realizes how selfish he is and wants a second chance.
And in that dinner there would go the family. When Scrooge heard that he said, that Christmas as a humbug and that day would not exist. Fred insisted him but nothing made Scrooges decision changed. Finally Fred leave the office and go to his dinner very happy. Then he with his friends family and all of them started to insult Scrooge because he did not came to the dinner and when the ghost of Christmas present showed how was the dinner of Fred’s family started insulting him and after that he decided to change.