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How does dickens show the change in scrooge's character in 'A Christmas Carol', look closely at the language used and how this influences the reader

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This shows how much of a cold hearted, covetous sinner he is. Dickens makes us feel like he�s an evil man, he�s selfish and says he�d rather the children die than donate his money to charity. When the ghost of Marley visited scrooge in the night, he was shocked, he first saw Marley�s face as the doorknob, then he was frightened further when the ghost of Marley opened the door from the outside when it was locked from the inside and entered the room covered in chains and locks. He warned scrooge that he would be visited in the night by 3 spirits, one for Christmas past, present and future. They would show him the bad things he�s done, doing and will do on Christmas day. If he doesn�t change his ways then he will suffer the same fate that Marley did. The ghost of Christmas past took scrooge to the place were he grew up, were his fianc� back then cancelled their engagement because he was too greedy and obsessive with his work. He sees bob cratchit as a young boy, were he�s sent off to work for scrooge, as his clerk. ...read more.

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