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Analysis Of Scrooge's Change In The Christmas Carol

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In the beginning, Scrooge was a heartless stingy old man. He refused to come to is nephews dinner party and did not donate a single shilling to the poor for meat and drinks. Saying to the gentlemen asking for a donation “are there no prisons, are there no workhouses”. He was very cruel and hated Christmas, saying that “you're a year older but not an hour richer” to his nephew when refusing. He didn’t even let his clerk stay home on Christmas saying that it’s unfair that he pays him for a day that he does not work. In fact he actually forced him to come to work earlier the day after. Mr. Marley was Scrooge’s partner seven years ago before he died. Scrooge then had taken over the business. When Scrooge walked to his large old house. He noticed when opening the door that the knocker had resembled his old dead partner’s face, Mr. Marley. This however did not frighten Scrooge. In his house he started to hear chains move, he then saw what looked like his now deceased partner, Jacob Marley. The Ghost Mr. Marley had told Scrooge that he was in chains because he had been so stingy in life and that Scrooge suffer the same pain as he did, if he didn’t change. Marley’s ghost had also said that three other ghosts will meet him tomorrow.
The next day Scrooge woke up. He remembered Marley’s ghost and wondered if it was just a dream. He did remember that the next ghost would come today at one o'clock, so he decided to wait. When the clock struck one light flashed in the room and a figure drew back the curtains of his bed. The spirit like a child but at the same time an old man with long white hair from age. But did not have a single wrinkle. It was the ghost of Christmas past. He had showed Scrooge a memory of his childhood. He was a young boy playing with other children. They were cheerfully running around a christmas tree. Even though they were poor they still had fun. The spirit had also showed a memory of Scrooge when he was a young man. He was at a Christmas party at his office with his old boss Mr. Fezziwig. This reminded him of how cruel he is to his clerk Mr. Crachet. His old boss throwing a party for christmas compared to himself lecturing his clerk thats it unfair to just let him stay home for christmas.
When Scrooge saw the next ghost he saw that he was very festive. He had curly hair and wore a green robe with a wreath on his head. The second ghost had showed Scrooge the Cratchit's Christmas Dinner. It was barely anything. But the whole family was still joyful. Scrooge had noticed Bob Cratchit’s...

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