Scrooge hated Christmas with all his heart “every idiot who goes about with merry Christmas… should be boiled with his own pudding…” he did not have the heart to smile, much less to donate money to charity. Scrooge was the opposite to what civilised men are. Many people disliked Scrooge because of the way he acted towards others. They described Scrooge as a “tight fisted hand at a grindstone… a sequencing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, cavernous old sinner…” Scrooge had no one to love, no one to care for him except for Jacob Marley the first ghost that visited Scrooge. Marley is the one who told him to change his ways because he did not wish on Scrooge to be like him.
Chapters 1-7 Chris McCandless is a very odd person, and a very awkward character that makes the reader think he is crazy for leaving his perfectly fine family and sister behind to go die in the woods somewhere. You can tell he wasn’t the brightest color in the crayon box by the people he associated himself with as well. Crazy Ernie, for example, is a prime character to look to for a reflection of McCandless in. Chris worked for him to make some money but when he realized Ernie had no intention of paying him, he left. This doesn’t say that he was a materialistic person, just a reasonable man that chose to do what any other normal person would do, and stole a bike for his work and left.
Nick said: “As my father snobbishly suggested and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth” (6). Nick said this and it gave the readers the immediate thought that class was an important role in the story. Nick tried to be humble about his wealth and in the first page of the story said, “’Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had”’ (1). Tom Buchanan is a man in the story who demonstrates a strong hate for the less wealthy. He uses his mistress, Myrtle, for sex.
Vladek shows his love for Anja by providing, protecting and preserving everything to help her survive the Holocaust. Whereas, constant frugality leads Mala to believe Vladek cannot love at all. This continuous cycle eventually leads Mala to abandon Vladek for a time, causing him to have more resentment for his wife. Although Vladek is a successful, frugal businessman, and loving husband to Anja, Vladek is less than loving, more often, degrading and demeaning to his second son Artie and second wife Mala, causing a malicious series of events founded on resentment and criticism between father/son and husband/wife. First, in Maus, Spiegelman
Character Analysis-A Christmas Carol In Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, Scrooge “…changed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warmhearted, and caring human being.” He makes this tremendous change after he is helped by The Three Spirits who showed him images from the past, present and future Christmases. He heard what others spoke of him and wanted to change their opinion. Scrooge was a very unpleasant person in the past. He was arrogant, “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge,” they had better do it and decrease the surplus population. Besides¬¬-excuse me- I don’t know that.”(6) and did not care about anyone besides himself and money.
Scrooges obsession with money even loses Belle his beloved "another idol has displaced me” “a golden one” Scrooge has replaced all of his joyfulness with money, and the fear of being poor. This is what Dickens fears for mankind .People getting caught up in utilitarianism. There is a big difference in the middle class and the lower
Don’t even mention them to me.” (page 2) It states that Holden hates movies, yet he’s always going to go see them. If he hated them so much he wouldn’t go to seem them. Holden’s personality, in my opinion is far from the ordinary teen. “Finally, what I decided I’d do, I decided I’d go away. I decided I’d never go home again and I’d and I’d never go away to another school again” He’s sixteen and he’s already deciding to drop out of school to go away from everyone and starting his new life on his own.
The illness of Tiny Tim was a big contributing factor to Scrooges transformation. When the ghost of Christmas present takes Scrooge to the Cratchit family house, Scrooge regrettable discovers that young Tiny Tim’s illness is so severe that he will die unless he receives treatment (Scrooge’s low salary is not enough for a family to afford the treatment). Scrooge begged with the spirit to spare Tiny Tim’s life, the ghost makes Scrooge regret what he had said in the past about the needy people “Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted.” Along with all of the genuine change there is also an element of self-preservation present throughout the novel. After the confrontation with the ghost of Marley, Scrooge was determined to prevent himself from
This shows his desparation at self imposed exile by moving to Darwin. This is because he believes that he is responsible for not protecting his family as the venemous Nazis besieged his home and forever broke the link between him and his family which as a result contributes to his negative opinion of Vienna. This negative opinion is portrayed when he is invited to dinner with Paul's family where he remarks" Nothing my dear lady could make me feel homesick" as well as that Vienna is a place of pomp and glory. This signifies that he has seperated himself from the world he knew and love replacing it with the town which is famous for its 'booze & blasphemy." In this new setting Keller is a changed man however he has still maintained his love for music as it is an integral part of his being and therefore he can never run away from his past.
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. He’s also very self-centered because he argued “And yet, you think me ill used, when I pay a day’s wages for no work.” (Dickens 12) He said this when his employee Bob Cratchit asked for Christmas day off. Due to Mr, Scrooge’s self-centered ways, he almost didn’t let Mr. Cratchit have the day off. All he cares about is him and his money. After being visited by three spirits, Mr. Scrooge realized something very important.