A Christmas Carol Scrooge Character Analysis

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How is Scrooge portrayed in the novel? On Christmas Eve you would think that people would want to be celebrating, enjoying the delightful day to come all apart from Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge, but a Christmas Eve visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future teaches him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family. In this novel Charles Dickens portrays Ebenezer Scrooge as a bitter lonely old man. He is a very cold-hearted, selfish man, who has no love for Christmas, children, or anything that even provokes happiness. The opening of Christmas Carol sets the mood, describes the setting and introduces many of the main characters. In A Christmas Carol Scrooge is represented from the beginning as a depressed old man being described as a “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” I think this is a prefect description of him in once sentence. People know Scrooge well and try to avoid him as much as possible; this suits Scrooge because he doesn’t like to interact with other people and he is not sociable in anyway. The name “Scrooge” was created by Dickens and is now in the dictionary as a person who is mean a miserly person, this is how Scrooge is in the novel a symbol of miserliness. Scrooge is a mean cheap…show more content…
Dickens creates a cold-hearted, miserly character and shows how he changes his attitude and relationships with other people, his language and behaviour. The first description of Scrooge emphasises his harsh, unforgiving personality. 'The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue.' Dickens lists adjectives such as, 'grasping' and 'clutching', which conjure up an image of Scrooge in your mind. From the beginning we are told he is an unpleasant
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