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.
Scrooge was afraid that would die and became a miserable ghost like his friend, Marley, and was sad to see Tinny Tim dead. So, Scrooge decided to change, in the end of the novella Scrooge turned out to become a person who enjoyed Christmas as he was before. In conclusion, every ghost has affected Scrooge in different ways to change his behavior even though the Ghost of Christmas Future is the most influence one on him. But if he wasn’t reminded about his past by the Ghost of Christmas Past and wasn’t invited to see the present that he didn’t knew by the Ghost of Christmas Present, he may not had
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 this quote, we see that Scrooge truly regrets the way that he has been living and he is begging the ghost of Christmas past to grant him a second chance in life. If Scrooge hasn’t seen the love and gloom that this ghost has shown him he would’ve never thought about the footprints marks that he was
Consequently Brother pushes Doodle to his limit and Doodles heart fails and he dies. This shows that selfish choices can hurt those who care about you. Initially, everyone one thinks Doodle is going to die but he doesn’t. Brother doesn’t like doodle and doesn’t accept him. Brother doesn’t accept Doodle for who he is because of his disability.
It is wrong. Hardy portrays him to be bitter and heartless and therefore he receives no sympathy what so ever. At the end, Farmer Lodge’s character changes, he tries to make up for his previous behaviour and how he ignored his son by setting up a reformatory for boys: “he went away to Port-Bredy, at the other end of the county, living there in solitary lodgings till his death two years later of painless decline.” (Page 33) Hardy uses strong words such as “painless decline” which gives atmosphere about the solitude he lived in. It is clear that Farmer Lodge wants to make up for his previous behaviour by setting up the reformatory and giving a “small annuity” to Rhoda.
On page 254 Scrooge says “Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.”. Scrooge told Fred that he was not going to celebrate Christmas with him and was trying to be nice and Scrooge told him to go away. The next reason why he is so grumpy is when he said “ If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.”. There was a person collecting money for the poor. Scrooge asked if there were no prisons.
When he is shown Ignorance and Want, he begins to realize how harsh he has been and is already beginning to change his thinking. He shows sympathy for the spirit as it dies and the children as they are, well ignorant and starving. However when the third ghost appears he makes his final transformation when he sees that Tim has died due to his neglect, and there is no one there when he dies except for those who steal from him. In Stave 5 he actually makes due on his transformation be repenting and redeems himself by his actions- he is a better uncle and a better master and a symbol of charity and good for the rest of his life.
He has a particular distaste for the merriment of Christmas, his single act of kindness is to give his clerk, Bob Cratchit, the day off with pay. He says that he “can’t afford to make idle people merry” which is ironic because he has a lot of money which could give people a merry Christmas. He is very cruel to those who try to cheer him up, “God bless you, merry gentleman, may nothing you dismay! Scrooge seized the ruler with such ene... ... middle of paper ... ...in anonymous which shows that he did not do this to be recognised, now he genuinely wants to make people happy. He also displays his kindness by doubling Bob Cratchit’s pay which he does in a humorous way to show his now joyful side to his assistant.
Without Fan in his life, he no longer has anyone to help him be content. After her death, Scrooge turns his grief and anger towards anything that reminds him of her. This includes Fan’s son, Fred. In Stave I, Fred wishes Scrooge a Merry Christmas and Scrooge tells him that he has no reason to be merry because “he’s poor enough” (Dickens n.pag.). Scrooge constantly treats Fred poorly and fails to let go of his sister’s passing, even when Fred is nice to him.