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Comment on Scrooge's transformation in the Christmas Carrol. Look at the visit of each ghost and comment on the tone and style of each of the writings

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Alan Slinn 10 I Comment on Scrooge's transformation in the Christmas Carrol. Look at the visit of each ghost and comment on the tone and style of each of the writings "If I could work my will...Every idiot who goes about with merry Christmas should be boiled with his own pudding." This is a quote from Scrooge before the ghosts visit him. It shows that Scrooge doesn't like Christmas and doesn't like other people enjoying themselves at Christmas. Scrooge wasn't just miserable and bad tempered at Christmas, he was like that all year round. He was a cold heartless man "No warmth could warm...No wind that blew was bitter than he." Scrooge hated the idea that on Christmas day his workers were allowed the day off and Scrooge still had to pay their wages. "A poor excuse for picking a mans pocket every twenty-filth of December." Scrooge dislikes people who try and raise money to help the poor, when the charity workers tell Scrooge some poor people would rather die than work in a work house Scrooge replies. "If they would rather die...They had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." This quote shows that Scrooge doesn't care about other people apart from himself. He doesn't care that other people are worse off than he is and he doesn't care if they die. Near the beginning of the book Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old partner Marley. ...read more.

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When the ghost said to Scrooge that Mr Fezziwig doesn't deserve all the praise he's getting from everyone because he didn't spent a lot of money on the party. Scrooge replies "He has the power to render us happy or unhappy...A pleasure or a toil." This quote shows that Scrooge has already changed - he disagrees with the ghost. He says it doesn't matter that Mr Fezziwig hasn't spent a lot of money. It matters that he is making people have a good time and making them happy. The ghost then took Scrooge to another place. Where a woman is telling Scrooge that she does not want to marry him any more. She tells Scrooge that since he's become wealthy he's changed and she doesn't like him any more. "Why do you delight to torture me" Scrooge asks the ghost of Christmas past. The ghost of Christmas present was clothed in one simple rob. Its feet were bare; its dark brown curls were long and free. The ghost had a cheery voice. Scrooge knew and understood that what the ghost was doing for him was for his own good so he was eager to learn. "Conduct me where you will...I have learned a lesson which is working now." This quote shows that Scrooge has learnt from the ghost of Christmas past and is ready to learn from the ghost of Christmas present. The ghost took Scrooge to the house of one of his workers Bob Cratchit. ...read more.

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The ghost then took Scrooge to a dark room. Lying on the bed was the dead person who the group of men had been talking about. Scrooge walked up to the bed and lifted the sheets up. When Scrooge saw himself lying there dead he started to cry. After the visits by the four ghosts Scrooge slowly started to change. After the visits he changed from being a person who doesn't care about anyone else but himself. He regrets that he didn't give a carol singer any money. After the visit of the ghost of Christmas present he realises that he was wrong when he said that the poor people should just die to decrease the surplus population. He also realises that if he actually bothers to go to his nephew Fred's house he would actually have a good time and enjoy himself. In the visit of the ghost of Christmas future Scrooge is shown both himself and Tiny Tim are going to die unless Scrooge can change. After the visits of all the ghosts, Scrooge wakes up on Christmas Day a new man. "I am as light as a feather...I am as happy as an angel." Scrooge goes out and buys a huge turkey and gives it to Bob Cratchit. Scrooge realises that spreading happiness and being kind is far better than being a lonely old selfish man. At the beginning of the book Scrooge is a tight fisted heartless person but at the end he has changed and he's kind jolly and helps lots of people. ...read more.

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