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A Christmas Carol In my essay, I will be answering the essay question "Compare Dickens' description of Scrooge at the beginning and at the end of A Christmas Carol." In between the beginning and at the end of A Christmas Carol. In the novel, Scrooge is told by his old boss Jacob Marley that he will be visited by 3 ghosts that night. The three ghosts where; The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Scrooge has a nasty voice. "Grated voice." The word grated could mean sharp. This means his voice is an unfriendly one, and matches with his personality. People in the novel are afraid of him, and his grated voice helps us to picture him as a nasty old man that no-one likes. The word grated could also mean a blade. Blades are not nice things, and often are associated with death. Scrooge would like a lot of people dead, especially the poor people who had people out collecting money for them. Scrooge is an old man. "Shrivelled his cheek." Shrivelled has more than one meaning. It could mean old. ...read more.


"Cold bleak, biting weather." Not only does this describe the scene, but it also describes Scrooge. He's a cold character, and the scene is used to describe him in a more interesting way. The word biting could mean really cold, or it could also mean something nasty. Something that this could relate too is the way Scrooge treats his workers. Not only does he limit their coal supplies, so that its biting cold in the offices, but he also bites on at them to do stuff, and generally makes their lives at work like hell. --- Scrooge has changed his view on Christmas. "I will honour Christmas in my heart." The word honour could have a number of meanings. Firstly, it could mean respect. At the beginning of the novel, Scrooge showed respect for no one, especially his employee's, and especially at Christmas. Honour could also mean to give your word to someone. Scrooge promises the three ghosts; The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come that he will change his ways, and start being nice and honouring Christmas. Scrooge pays Bob Cratchit a visit. ...read more.


Scrooge has a broken voice. "Broken voice." It could mean old, as old people sometimes have broken voices, and Scrooge is old, so it's easy to picture. My favourite idea is that it means cracked. Firstly, the three ghosts cracked, and came to visit Scrooge to make him crack out of his old shell, and change his ways which he did. He cracked from being a grumpy old guy into a Christmas lover, and now he also has a lot more respect for other people apart from himself. It's a nice day. "Golden sunlight." Now, that's different to the start, where the weather was biting cold. The word Golden could also relate to Scrooge's wealth, as a lot of money is golden, and now he's being more generous with his money, for example he is giving money to the poor whereas at the beginning he told the collectors where to go! Now he's more generous with his money, he shares it with more people, and sunlight goes to everyone, and in a way, so does Scrooge's money! It is also representing that it's a nice day as Scrooge is now being nice to everyone. In conclusion, Scrooge is a complete opposite at the beginning to the end. He changes from being a miserable old man to a cheerful man! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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