Mr Tom And Scrooge

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Mr Tom and Scrooge (How they change) Mr Tom is a character from the novel ‘Good Night Mr Tom’ and, Scrooge, from ‘A Christmas Carol’. In this essay I will explain how both characters change in a similar way. At the start of the novel tom is impatient with Willie as he says ‘I ent got all day’ which is a harsh welcome because Willie goes in the house for the first time. He is also a bit annoyed when Willie says ‘I can’t go aht wivout me socks’ and he snorted ‘why?’. This shows that tom thinks Willie is weird. Later on when Tom leaves Willie at the train station he says ‘Now you takes care of yerself, boy’. This shows that Tom cares and he’s changing. When tom didn’t get a reply from Willie he left for London (page 190). This also shows that Tom cares a lot and he is changing. When Tom took Willie back to little wierworld and Willie asks how he got there he says ‘I kidnapped you’, he said over his shoulder, and then he suddenly realized the enormity of what he had done and he burst into laughter’. Tom burst into laughter which shows he is ready to go against the law and be happy for Willie, this shows that Tom really cares about Willie and has changed. Ebenezer Scrooge is, at the beginning of the novel, a ‘tight fisted’, ‘cold hearted’, cruel man who cares only about making money ‘A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!’ He thinks of Christmas as a ‘humbug’, ‘out upon merry Christmas! 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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