Dickens had the cold hearted character Scrooge portray someone who changed his lifestyle and brought several families together to get through a time of great poverty. He planted several characters in the novel to represent impoverished people during the 19th century and what generosity of the wealthy could do to them and the town(Gevatheatre). Dickens never had someone take care of him as a child and he went his whole life with a feeling of abandonment(Gevatheatre). Dickens used realism in his novel to inspire change in the way that the wealthy treat the impoverished families and children, particularly by making the child Tiny Tim’s life rest in the hands of Scrooge in The Christmas Carol
The Ghost Mr. Marley had told Scrooge that he was in chains because he had been so stingy in life and that Scrooge suffer the same pain as he did, if he didn’t change. Marley’s ghost had also said that three other ghosts will meet him tomorrow. The next day Scrooge woke up. He remembered Marley’s ghost and wondered if it was just a dream. He did remember that the next ghost would come today at one o'clock, so he decided to wait.
The name Scrooge itself sounds sinister in itself… His name screw + gouge shows he is hard -hearted. He is visited by four spirits. The first is of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who arrives on Christmas Eve. Jacob tells him he made his chain link by link and his spirit is condemned to walk the earth desperately trying to help his fellow man to no avail. He tells Scrooge their last hope is to be visited by three Ghosts - the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Christmas Carol is a popular novella which was written by Charles Dickens and published in December 1843. Scrooge who was a businessman as the main character that was a frugal and tight-fisted person. He was haunted by the spirit of his business partner, Jacob Marley and the three Christmas spirits in the night of Christmas Eve. The three ghosts visited Mr. Scrooge one by one which have Ghost of the Past, then Ghost of the Present and last one was Ghost of the future which was the most important ghost. Marley was gone after he told Scrooge that he will be haunted by three ghosts then the Spirit of Christmas Past came.
This obviously caused him to have a lack of appropriate education, so Dickens began to develop on interest into books. He was later sent back to school when his dad got out of jail, but when his parents could again no longer afford to pay for their son’s education, he found work in a law office, then as a newspaper reporter. It was here that Dickens’ taught himself shorthand,” (www.ucsc.edu/dickens/DEA/ACC/dickens.bio.html, Dickens’ Life and The Carol). This began the writing of the many Dickens’ classics we enjoy to this very day. One particular book being, A Christmas Carol, a well-known holiday classic.
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 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.
A miserable, unhappy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his house being the mean-spirited man he is on the eve of Christmas. His nephew, as every year, invites him to a Christmas party but he always gets the same response. Scrooge spits out an angry and rage of his famous words, “Bah! Humbug!” The following night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley wants to save him from sharing the same fate as himself.
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.
Dickens' Presentation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol The novel 'A Christmas Carol', by Charles Dickens was written in 1843 and reflects poverty in Victorian times where poverty and ill health was very common. The book was published a week before Christmas and was presented in a small gold and crimson book - the perfect Christmas gift. Dickens wishes to use the character of scrooge to make the reader see that being selfish and cold hearted gets you nowhere and encourages everybody to be generous and loving. The novel is about a cold and mean hearted man called Ebenezer Scrooge who runs a business. Scrooge is very tight fisted and one Christmas is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley.