How Does Ebenezer Scrooge Influence A Christmas Carol

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Callie Greene #8793 Mrs. Blandford English 8, period 3 13 January 2011 A Christmas Miracle: The Gift of Influence Everything that surrounds us, every memory in our grasp, and every instant of our existence influences us in some way whether the effect is positive or negative. People can choose to accept the influence bestowed upon them in an enthusiastic manner, or they can angrily and shyly accept with a cold hand. In the novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a “lonely, covetous, Christmas-loathing man.” It is not until three ghosts come along to change him for the better and teach him the error of his ways that he is influenced to be a kinder, more generous person. The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, each, in his own way, influence Scrooge to change his miserly, odious, self-centered way of living. First off, the Ghost of Christmas Past influences Ebenezer to change his avaricious ways for the better. For example, when the spirit intentionally takes the unpleasant beast to his old boarding school where he was left…show more content…
Throughout his time with them, Ebenezer changed to become a better, kinder person due to the positive influence the three ghosts of Christmas thrust upon him. From this it becomes evident that influence can be a wonderful gift if we choose to accept it in the right way. In order to change, first we must open our hearts to the world and let the positive energy we find influence us; Mr. Scrooge found the positive energy that influenced him in the three ghosts that visited him. All in all, the power of influence can be found everywhere, shedding its light on every individual, making it one of the greatest miracles life has to
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