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A Christmas Carol

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Introduction

A Christmas Carol By Chris Diamond Stave 1: Scrooge's character is established early in stave 1. Dickens shows his popularity by showing us his relationships with people in his surroundings. We can tell scrooge is unpopular as the narrator portrays him as a "Tight fisted hand at the grindstone." Scrooges name give us a similarity between the word scrounge what is to be tight with money and every opportunity to make money, this automatically helps us launch an understanding that he is tight with his money, what is necessary to associate him as nasty old man. When the narrator is describing Scrooge he uses words that help us negotiate an opinion that Scrooge is an aggressive and is detested by person. It helps us find out that scrooge is a bitter, mean, twisted, moody and selfish old man. The narrator Charles Dickens builds the foundation of our understanding of our knowledge that he is despised by referring to him as "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" that helps us portray that scrooge is tight with his money. Dickens also tells us that he is "External heart and cold had little influence on scrooge" and also that scrooge says "no warmth, and no wintry winter cold chill scrooge." ...read more.

Middle

Fezziwig. Even though it was the past we can tell that scrooge has good memories of his times spent with Fezziwig, Scrooge cried in great excitement "why it's old Fezziwig," he also begins to feel pity on himself and he remembers he cant of always been so cold. The spirit also show scrooge his breaking up with a past girlfriend, this makes him think what if they were still together maybe he wouldn't b an old miser, and regrets letting her go as he feels, he would have been a much kinder spirit and he would not be in the situation he is in now. Scrooge asks "Spirit" said scrooge show me no more he cries, this shows he is beginning to get upset. He thinks the spirit is trying to upset him but he is trying to show him what he could have had or been. He also finds out later on in the stave that she has her own family. The state of mind that scrooge has on page 37 is one of frustration; he now knows what he should be. He is now thinking of what he should have done to change the past and he wishes he was a better person. While scrooge is thinking he is getting even more irritated as he believes that there is no hope "remove me scrooge explained I cannot bare it" ...read more.

Conclusion

He wished people a "Merry Christmas" something only a day ago was a Humbug. Dickens uses cheerful language as if to show he is celebrating with scrooge for changing his ways. The narrator is happy because scrooge has developed from an anti-social, "hand at the grindstone" to an excited changed man. Scrooge has developed to a part of the society and people are beginning to accept scrooge. Extension: The narratorial voice and Christian morality enrich the reading experience of "A Christmas Carol" by making the play more enthusiastic. On the first page of "A Christmas Carol" dickens narratorial voice comes across when he describes Marley as "dead as a door nail." The Christian morality in this story helps us navigate a decision that Dickens is a very true Christian. The moral of this story is hidden in the depth of the story, the moral is to be kind hearted and to be generous. These shows to be weary of what can happen if you are not generous and that, you will be punished and will feel guilty if you persist on being the same. In the form of scrooge it shows us that you can be happy and the richest man in the world for helping people, maybe not in the form of money but in the form of happiness. ...read more.

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