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Describe the means by which Dickens conveys Scrooge's Character.

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Describe the means by which Dickens conveys Scrooge's Character. What serious point is Dickens making about the society of his own day? How dose the pursuit of wealth affect people? Do you think there are characters like Scrooge alive today? As we all know the character Scrooge is a horrible man in the opening paragraph it is obvious the author has worked hard to show how Scrooges love for money has over ruled his life. There are many ways in which an author conveys a character I am going to discuses them. The first technique Dickens uses is to tell us directly himself "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone. Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!" ...read more.

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The surroundings that Scrooge seams to be in reflect his mean miserable character. It is no accident that Dickens sets this novel at Christmas when the reader would expect even a man of business to relax a bit and be in the mood for giving. Dickens shows that even at a time of good will Scrooge is as bad as ever. Even when his nephew comes to invite him over to his house for Christmas he can't accept the invitation and seams even angry to be invited. It is at this point Scrooge gives his point of view about Christmas and can see he is only concerned about money. He says "Christmas is for paying bills without money" and shocks us all when he says "every idiot who goes about with merry Christmas should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." ...read more.

Conclusion

Dickens shows us that without doubts that having a lot of money dose not always make you happy. He dose this by making Scrooge so angry and showing that his love for money has affected all his personal relationships instead of making him more generous it has made him meaner for example when he inherits more money form the deaf of Marley we are told that 2on the very day of the funeral" he "solemnised it with an undoubted bargain." In conclusion Dickens thinks that wealthy people should be generous. And that they shouldn't let there pursuit of wealth affect people. Today Christmas seams to me even more a commercial event than it might have bin in Dickens time. A way for businesses to make money we should take more care that the real meaning of Christmas, which is "good will to all men", is not forgotten. Marc Parry 11F ...read more.

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