Scrooge's Redemption In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells a tail that’s set in London about Scrooge who is an old miserable, bitter miser who cares about no one who is visited by ghosts that help Scrooge understand that he must reach out to others if he is to achieve redemption. In Stave One Marley who was Scrooge’s old business partner who had passed away seven years ago warns Scrooge about the three ghost spirits of Christmas. Marley spoke to Scrooge to help Scrooge understand that he must reach out to others if he is to achieve redemption, while Marley never had the chance and would have been a better man if he could’ve changed things. ‘Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business.’ Scrooge then saw all the ghosts as…show more content…
Firstly the ghost took Scrooge back to his boarding school that he attended as a boy. ‘The school is not quite deserted,’ said the Ghost. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.’ Scrooge saw his former self, a lonely boy reading in a deserted school. There was a connection through the way Scrooge treats people and his past self, Scrooge then wishing he had given the boy singing a Christmas carol to him a gift last night. Secondly the ghost had shown Scrooge as a young man being visited by his younger sister Fan who told Scrooge it’s okay, he can be home again, and he’ll have a family, and love and warmth. Scrooge is reminded of how much he once loved his sister, with the implication that he could open his heart and love once again. If Scrooge loved his sister, why couldn’t he love his nephew? Thirdly the ghost took Scrooge to a lively party thrown by Mr Fezziwig, Scrooge’s first boss. Scrooge noticed how generous Mr Fezziwig was to his employees unlike how Scrooge treats Bob Cratchit. Scrooge saw himself having a good time at Fezziwigs party dancing with his ex-fiancée Belle, Scrooge saw how in love he was with Belle before wealth and material gains became his priority before people. Charles Dickens is showing us how greed poisons a person’s…show more content…
In one of the most moving scenes in the story, the ghost of Christmas present took Scrooge to watch the Cratchit family celebrate Christmas. Even know the Cratchit family were poor, they were all thankful just to be together and have a goose to feast upon. Bob Cratchit even showed his respects to Scrooge by making a toast. ‘He hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas day, who made lame beggars walk and blind men see. ‘God bless us everyone!’ Dickens is giving the Christmas image which is all about getting together and feasting. Even know the Cratchits were poor, Scrooge saw how happy and thankful the Cratchits are to be together while in contrast Scrooge is very wealthy, yet he is miserable and alone. Ghost of Christmas present told Scrooge if these shadows are unaltered by the future Tiny Tim will die. Scrooge feels guilt and regret about stating that people should just die and decrease the surplus population earlier to the business man. A ghost of Christmas present then took Scrooge to Scrooge’s nephews Christmas dinner and even know Scrooge doesn’t treat his nephew kindly, Scrooge saw how his nephew feels sorry for Scrooge and that Scrooge’s nephew has the decency to raise a tost to Scrooge at the Christmas

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