The Christmas Carol

Have you ever tried stepping up, making a change in your own life? Everyone is scared of taking chances and making differences in their lives. Scrooge, the main character of Charles Dickens’s novel, The Christmas Carol, is no different. Scrooge is an old man who does not celebrate the Christmas season like everybody else. He is harsh, rude, and makes it very clear that he does not like Christmas. Throughout the novella, Scrooge is visited by a total of three spirits in one night. They all have a different effect on him. The three spirits in A Christmas Carol embody the major steps in Scrooge’s transformation – the recollections, both good and bad, of memory, the awakening of senses and ...

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that the Ghost is showing him not only the memories from his childhood, but new and young ones as well. The first place it takes him is the boarding school his father sent him to as a child. Scrooge’s “lip [was] trembling” (20) because he was all alone, with no friends or father to turn to. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes him to his old boss’ Christmas party and this visit shows Scrooge that although the Fezziwig’s did not have much money, they were still having a good time. Scrooge starts to realize that it does not matter “if it cost a fortune” (26), but it is “the happiness [Fezziwig] gives” (26). The Ghost of Christmas past also shows him how rude he was to the Christmas caroler. This saddens Scrooge and he regrets his behavior because he would of “[liked] to have given him something” (22). His second regret is being impolite to Bob Crachet, denying him the opportunity to come in and get warm. The Spirit is trying to get Scrooge to realize how wrong his behavior is so that he ...

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