‘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
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;
“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.
When Scrooge sees it is his grave, he brakes down in tears and begs for forgiveness. Scrooge instantly asks, "Is this what is or may be?" The spirit then takes him to the home of Bob Cratchit where not one person has a happy face and Scrooge realizes that their son Tiny Tim has died from his illness. Once the spirit returns him to the present, Scrooge rejoices that he has not missed Christmas Day. He immediately begins to celebrate Christmas by anonymously sending the large prize Turkey to the Cratchit's home, donates generously to charity and then celebrates with his own nephew.
Although the line, “no-one had got around to fixing it up yet”, shows that he is still seeing everything as a product that has the potential to be fixed. The fifth stanza has an angry tone as Dawe describes people as being “godless, money-hungry, backstabbing and miserable”. In this stanza, his childhood ends and he enters adulthood, this is shown through the line “goodbye stars and soft cries in the corner”, the once innocent child has now become a greedy business man who is selfish and ruthless. In stanza six, his wife (Alice), is driving him home from a not so good dinner party, as he is angry and getting annoyed with his wife, “now take it easy on those curves, Alice, for God’s sake…” they crash. His last words “watch it” demonstrates the irony of being a product, as if to watch it on
Marley is also there to explain to Scrooge his bad deeds and wrong doings and warn him of the terrible fate that will come if he does not change his ways, such as when he informs Scrooge on his "ponderous chain" he has forged, he says, "The weight and length of the coil you bear yourself? It was full and heavy as this, seven Christmas Eves ago. You have labored on it since." Marley was also Scrooge's only friend and now that he died, the reader is shown Scrooge's loneliness. 3.
The valley of ashes emulates this moral decay through the unpleasant events that take place there. Nick recognizes the fragile state of George Wilson after he uncovers the truth of Myrtle’s infidelity, “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). George is stricken with “shock” upon apprehending the grave news. Myrtle had taken advantage of her husband’s trusting disposition as she fluttered carelessly into “another world” of wealth and glamor. Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions.
For example, when Pat is rifling through his house to find his wedding video he starts to have flashbacks of his wedding song in his head. He starts to grab his head to stop hearing the wedding song and starts to have flashback visions of him seeing Nicki in the shower and Pat beating up Dough almost to his death. This scene symbolizes that Pat isn't aware of his surroundings when he thinks of the horrifying memory of his wife cheating on him. He loses his temper and it allows him to become weak. When it comes to Pat’s cheating wife, it shows throughout the movie that his mindset becomes weak because he will do anything just to win her back.
The opening of Christmas Carol sets the mood, describes the setting and introduces many of the main characters. In A Christmas Carol Scrooge is represented from the beginning as a depressed old man being described as a “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” I think this is a prefect description of him in once sentence. People know Scrooge well and try to avoid him as much as possible; this suits Scrooge because he doesn’t like to interact with other people and he is not sociable in anyway. The name “Scrooge” was created by Dickens and is now in the dictionary as a person who is mean a miserly person, this is how Scrooge is in the novel a symbol of miserliness. Scrooge is a mean cheap
Mr. Webb returns from a business trip with a birthday present for Emily. Emily notices that people do not appreciate their time on earth. Emily is so upset with her discovery that she returns to the dead early. The dead walk together and Emily expresses her regret for returning to life for a day. Simon Stimson lectures Emily about how the living waste time, inconsiderate of the feelings of others.