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.
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.
How does scrooge change throughout the novel? In the novel the Christmas carol scrooge changes from evil to good he is becoming his anti-thesis, he starts changing when he is visited by the 3 three ghost(Christmas past, Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. Scrooge gains feeling because one page 39 scrooge said to the ghost “no, no, said scrooge”. “Oh no, kind spirit! Say he will be spared”.
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
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That night, his old partner Jacob Marley, who had been dead for 7 years, visits Scrooge as a ghost. Chained from his feet to his arms, Marley comes to warn Scrooge how miserable his afterlife is because he was more worried about money and business, than the well being of people when he was alive. Scrooge: "But it was only that you were an honest man of business!" Jacob Marley: "BUSINESS? Mankind was my business!
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The novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ written by Charles Dickens depicts a fictitious tale, exploring the personal views and messages of the authors point. Social inequality is a major theme which Dickens clearly points out to readers across many generations. This demonstrates how societies during Victorian era in Britain became too greedy and egotistical. Readers are alerted of the variation between the rich and the poor by the transformation of the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge. Ebenezer Scrooge changes from a money-oriented man to a much more kind-hearted person, owing his change to guilt and compassion.