‘bah!’ said scrooge, ‘humbug!’. The ghost shows him and his sister and starts to realise how much family made him happy, scrooge feels very happy when he sees his sister ‘so she had cried’ which shows he hasn’t seen his sister in a long time. Scrooge acts miserly and miserable when his clerk asks for a little more money for Christmas. ‘let me hear another sound for you’ said scrooge ‘and you’ll keep your Christmas by losing your situation’. The ghost takes him back to fezziwigs party, scrooge cried out in excitement ‘why it’s old fezziwig!
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.
Rather spend; he is greedy, not even spending money for electricity at his workplace but rather working with candles during the night. What Dickens presents and commentates on is even though the upper class has it all, they rather seem to be stingy and greedy, not wanting to share their wealth, not wanting to give for the better. Not wanting to do so only creates a bad reputation for the upper class. On the other hand, Tiny Tim, and his family have close to nothing at all, only to be more giving and wanting than the upper class fellows. Dickens demonstrations here that Tiny Tim is the most vulnerable of all the lower class yet he is one of the most giving and happy members of the lower class, which puts shame on Scrooge and his fellow upper class men.
Despite the harsh weather Scrooge refuses to pay for another lump of coal to warm the office. Suddenly, a ruddy-faced young man bursts into the office offering holiday greetings and an exclamatory, "Merry Christmas!" The young man is Scrooge's jovial nephew Fred who has stopped by to invite Scrooge to Christmas dinner. The grumpy Scrooge responds with a "Bah! Humbug!
A CHRISMAS CAROL NOTES * Dickins love of wordplay is also evident at the beginning of the text. The very first line “Marley was dead to begin with”- can be read in multiple ways and is infused with subtle irony when we later realise that Marley is a ghost trapped in perpetual misery. * Dickins plays with imagery too. He uses the English winter to symbolise the iciness of scrooge’s heart and contrasts this with the warm family interiors at his nephew’s house and at the Cratchit hearth. * Immediately scrooge is contrasted with his warm and kind hearted nephew Fred who has coke to bid him Christmas tidings * Given these contrasts, we should expect a change in the imagery as Scrooge gradually warms tot eh Christmas spirit.
His older brother even asked him for money to buy dad something nice for father’s day he was hesitant and only have him 1/5 of his earnings, only a nickel because he wanted new cards. His brother said "it's Pa's birthday tomorrow. I think we ought to chip in and buy him something..." he replied, "Aw, come on," I protested. "I haven't got a single
How does Dickens portray the character of Scrooge in Stave 1 of ‘A Christmas Carol’? In the story of ‘a Christmas carol’ Dickens portrays Scrooge as a “miserable and tight fisted” character, as it says he is “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” He is emotionless and lives off peoples suffering. As the story goes on Dickens uses scrooge to teach the readers a moral lesson: that Christmas is a time for generosity and care and if it you don’t bad things will happen to you. Scrooge is a moneylender he lends people money so they can pay their rent but if they don’t pay it back he takes there house and anything valuable of theirs and leaves them to suffer. Scrooge has a daily routine when he leaves his office;
The ghost of Christmas Present displays several humble Christmas celebrations to Scrooge, certainly the second spirits if Christmas reveals the powerful nature of Christmas. The ghoul escorts the antagonist to the warm home of the Cratchits where they embrace Christmas and toast Scrooge despite their financial struggles and the illness of their youngest son Tiny Tim. Moreover, Scrooge is escorted to the home of his nephew Fred, where he witnesses the joy of celebrating the festive season. Hence, the spirit’s intentions emerge as powerfully educating about the need to interact with family and celebrate, a realisation that deeply touches Scrooge’s sense that he must end his solitary
He refused to have the poem published despite its enthusiastic reception by everyone who read it. Evidently his argument that it was beneath his dignity fell on deaf ears, because the following Christmas "A Visit from St. Nicholas" found its way into the mass media after all when a family member cunningly submitted it to an out-of-town newpaper. The author mentions that as the years progressed, the Santa advertisement for the Coca-Cola Company had numerous images by many different artists. Most of the Santa art of the past featured Santa as the main subject. However, as the years continued, Santa plays an important part of the Christmas scene, but elves, children, pets and toys also have significant roles.
“A Christmas Carol” is a morality tale by Charles Dickens of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one night. The setting of the story takes place in London, England in 1943 during the time of the Industrial Revolution. In the story, Marley, Scrooge’s dead business partner, surprises Scrooge with three ghosts to teach him a lesson – The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The Ghosts show him different scenes in his life to stop him from being so cruel. Some people do not enjoy the story during Christmas.