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By the end of 'A Christmas Carol 'Scrooge has undergone great changes; with close reference to - and quotation from - several very different sections of the text, discuss the variety if ways in which Dickens presents the story.

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By the end of 'A Christmas Carol 'Scrooge has undergone great changes; with close reference to - and quotation from - several very different sections of the text, discuss the variety if ways in which Dickens presents the story. Throughout the whole story in the Christmas Carol, it shows the writer Charles Dickens had deeply described his story in words by words and he enjoys using a variety of changes and vocabularies. It also gives us an expression of him being an entertainer and joker. The beginning of the story starts with a dead person call Marley. This style of starting a story is very ex-ordinary, this gives a clueless chance for us to know and understand the story. Not much writers nowadays would introduce the story like what Dickens does in his series of books. The second person was mentioned in the story was an old man called Scrooge, he firstly starts off the story and shown as a dull, old, unattractive and unlovable man. The first quotation I'm using is on page.10 and 11, "Oh! but he was a tight fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! This quotation especially with the last few words had really brought out the expression of how Dickens is going describe the character of Scrooge. On page11, "He carried his won low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog days." The use of languages in the few quotation and pages had described the behavior of Scrooge in the story. "Dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts" It had showed me that Scrooge is highly respected and has a strong effect over the animals and humans. They seemed to be very friendly together. "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge has used this word in lots of occasions throughout the story. ...read more.

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On page 61, there is a feeling of seriousness and dullness, the first spirit is having an argument with Scrooge. Scrooge is having a feeling of a bit dreamy with a mix of scared. "Show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?" Scrooge is angry and annoyed. He wants to leave badly. The first spirit showed Scrooge the flash back of his childhood. It had showed Scrooge the happiness and joy. There is a comparison during these two pages and paragraphs. "No more, I don't wish to see it, show me no more!" Now, Scrooge is getting more anxious, he is trying to leave. He gets really scared as he watches more of his childhood. As Scrooge tries to leave, the ghost forces him and his mind to continue watching what is going on in his childhood. On page 65, Scrooge is shown as very scared and very frightened. He keeps on asking and begging the ghost to let him go as he can't stand of what is going on anymore. "Spirit, said Scrooge in a broken voice, "remove me from this place; I cannot bear with it anymore!" This quote shows Scrooge is completely lost his emotions and begs and pleases for the spirit to let him out of this place. He said it in a broken voice which shows he is begging for his life and crying for the exit. It shows Scrooge is begging for everything as he wants the exit badly. On page 70, there is an encounter that Scrooge with the Ghost of the Christmas present. Scrooge's attitude had changed again but Dickens has showed that he doesn't like meeting with the spirits. "Scrooge entered timidly, and hung his head before this spirit. He was not the dogged Scrooge he had been" Scrooge is shown as very scared and still hesitantly. "And though its eyes were clear and kind, he did not like to meet them." ...read more.

Conclusion

As he sits down and watches people dancing and singing carol songs on the streets, he feels very happy but inside of him, he still feels very thrilled and scared. After Scrooge had came back to earth, Charles Dickens had used a word "Chuckle" a lot, its use was to create the hype of Scrooge's attitude and character. As he begins to leave his house and walk, he sings with people and dance with people. He walks through the streets and made jokes with people. Scrooge is fooling bob, being angry but is actually faking. His character had change again to become a jokey man as before he was a straight hard man when the story got started. Throughout the book, we can clearly see that Scrooge had changed his attitude and character quite a few times in each of part of the book, especially when he meets each different ghost. During the beginning of the story, he was shown as a dull person, firstly he dulls himself, not making any friends and chatting to anyone. He was alone by himself, isolating himself from other people. He had gone through the all four process of life time. Happiness, angry, sorrow, joy, these are the four main process that Scrooge had entered and experienced through the whole story. After he faced the first ghost, he then reminded of his childhood, this is when he encounters with the "Spirit of the Christmas". He had totally changed in his attitude and character as he became a child again. He was described to be very cheerful and happy. As he sees more of his childhood, he got really sad and scared. This might happens because as he watches more, he thinks of himself in the life time that he is having now and he is feeling sad and not happy as the flash back continues. He is feeling ashamed of himself of what he is living with now. He was embarrass to face himself now and the past time. ...read more.

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