Lessons For Ebenezer Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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Dietz 1Adam DietzMs. ZwickEnglish 9 AVID12 November 2013Lessons for ScroogeEven the rudest people could change if they are reminded of what life and love is about (HK). In Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," this happens to Ebenezer Scrooge (TR). Marley's Ghost and the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come all attempt to make Scrooge a better person (TH).Marley, Scrooge's business partner who has been dead for seven years, is now being noticed by Scrooge, and spends the little time he has in Scrooge's home to tell Scrooge how to save himself (TS). After Marley convinces Scrooge that it is he, Marley tells Scrooge "it is required… [to] walk abroad his fellow men, and travel far and wide" or that Scrooge will be "doomed to wander through the world" when he is dead (13) (CD#1). Marley tells Scrooge to make sure that what happened to him wont happen to Scrooge (CM#1). When they are talking about Marley's travels, Marley tells Scrooge that Scrooge's spirit "will find its mortal life too short for its vast means of usefulness" if he doesn't go beyond his business (14) (CD#2). Marley is trying to encourage Scrooge to not be so selfish and to do more than just work, such as spend time with his family (CM#2). Before Marley leaves, he says that "[he] [is] [there] to warn [Scrooge]" so Scrooge has a chance to not end up like Marley (15) (CD#3). Marley does not want Scrooge to end up like he, but wants Scrooge to have chance and hope (CM#3).When Scrooge awoke, he found himself face to face with a strange figure - the Ghost of Christmas Past, who was there to make Scrooge feel regret by bringing Scrooge to happy scenes of Scrooge's past Christmases (TS). When the Spirit brings Scrooge to his childhood when he spent Christmas break all alone in school, Scrooge "appeared still present to [his] sense of feeling" (20) (CD#1). This makes Scrooge feel regret because he was mean to a child who tried to sing him a Christmas carol which makes him feel regret because the child was alone too (CM#1). The Spirit then brings Scrooge to the time his sister tells him she "has come to bring [him] home" (22) (CD#2). The Spirit brings him here to remind Scrooge of one of the happiest times of his life (CM#2). Then the Spirit brings Scrooge to see his old master, Mr. Fezziwig, whom Scrooge was so excited to see, he "cried in great excitement" (24) (CD#3). The Spirit brings Scrooge here to try to get Scrooge to realize how bad of a boss he is (CM#3). Scrooge learns and feels a...

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