The ghost of Christmas yet to come was a quiet, scary cloaked figure and just pointed. The author gives different descriptions for the ghost to make it interesting for the reader and to show the different sides to Scrooge’s personality. Dickens wrote this book for the rich people to know that it is not good not to share with poor people. Scrooge was a selfish man; stingy, greedy and mean. Nobody likes Scrooge and poor people were scared to go near Scrooge.
The main protagonist in Charles Dickens famous novella ‘A Christmas carol’ is Ebenezer Scrooge. A selfish and self-centred man, who loves nothing more than money. His way of life changes when three ghosts of Christmas the past, present and future visit him and persuade him to become a better person and honour Christmas day. At first Scrooge was selfish and alone but during the visits of the three ghosts Scrooge slowly changes to a better man and, by the end of the visit of the ghosts, he was a completely different man. He became as good a as “the good old city knew” and even became a “second father to a little, poor boy named Tiny Tim.” Ebenezer Scrooge was a wealthy man in the 19th century.
In stave 1 it says that scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grapping, covets old sinner(page two) this means that scrooges is not very nice as he will not even give money to the charity. The visit from Jacob Marley just shows how wicked scrooge has become, because Jacob Marley tells him that he will be visited by three ghost. In stave 2 scrooges is visited by the first of the three ghosts, the ghost of Christmas past. The ghost of Christmas past shows scrooge his childhood and dickens shows scrooge as a human who has feeling and emotions “what is that upon your check” this makes the readers discover that scrooge used to be normal/nice. In stave 3 scrooge is visited by the second ghost which takes him to thew crtchits
Joe knows he has "screwed up" and the reader is able to be empathetic towards his unfortunate state. Paul has created the theme of family and redemption, he has incorporated these into the Christmas time. Joes tone can be described as honest, solemn, sorrowful, regretful and pessimistic. Christmas is most commonly seen as a pleasant and joyful time, celebrated with family and friends but Paul clearly shows how this is not the case for everyone. There is no joy, optimism or happiness for Joe this Christmas and not even the family.
Even on Christmas Eve, his stingy, mean ways are still apparent. Scrooge won't wish his nephew Fred, a Merry Christmas. Fred: "A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!'' "Bah!''
In the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge starts off as a miserable old man who nobody likes and ends as a kind, caring old man that everyone likes after an adventure with three spirits into his Christmas past, present, and future. After realizing how cold he is, he immediately changed into a happy, loving, and caring old man. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge changes from being selfish in Stave 1 to being caring and generous in Stave 5. In Stave 1, Mr. Scrooge is extremely selfish and self-centered. He is selfish because the narrator said “Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnized it wish an undoubted bargain.” (Dickens 9) When his very own bestfriend and co-worker Jacob Marley died, Mr. Scrooge could’ve at least attended the funeral instead of going straight to work.
In Charles Dickens novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ the main character Scrooge makes an astounding modification from being an amoral person to someone who is overcome by many good virtues. At the beginning of the novel Dickens wants us to detest Scrooge. Dickens uses numerous language techniques to show why we as a reader should dislike him. Dickens portrays Scrooge as an icy cold withered man, and ‘tight fisted’. In the opening paragraph he depicts Scrooges personality as ‘wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching.’ Dickens uses these descriptive words in an elongated list, to emphasise powerfully the callous personality Scrooge has.
What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer’, ‘if I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with merry Christmas on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart’ which shows that he is cruel because that is very cold hearted thing to say about Christmas. He doesn't see how poor people
In this cold, grey, desperate atmosphere Dickens introduces the main character and the convict who is later identified as Magwitch. This motif of bleakness in the lives of the lower class is one that is prevalent in the writings of Charles Dickens. 2. What does Dickens' description of the first convict tell us about him? 3.
How does Dickens emphasise the contrast between Scrooge and his nephew? Scrooge and his nephew are very different from each other. According to Dickens’ Scrooge’s nephew was very cheerful, whereas Scrooge was really mean. 7. What was the difference between Scrooge’s and his nephew’s attitude to Christmas?