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With close reference to the text account for the change in Scrooge's character.

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Introduction

With close reference to the text account for the change in Scrooge's character. Scrooge is described as "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!" at the start of "A Christmas Carol" and as a man who "became as good a friend, as good a master and as good a man, as the good old city knew" at the end. In Charles Dickens Classic Novel "A Christmas Carol" Ebenezer Scrooge is a bitter old man. At the beginning of the novel Scrooge has reached a point in his life where he is a wealthy business man but is horrible to everyone and is disliked by many because he behaves so badly. Scrooge comes across as a man who is angry with the whole world, bitter and twisted and even though many may think that money buys you happiness this has not happened for Scrooge it seems the more money that he has the more miserable he became. Before Scrooges old partner Marley's ghost first appeared to Scrooge, Scrooge had been mean to several people that day including his inoffensive nephew who he told "every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and ...read more.

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They came to Scrooge's sister who obviously adored him as she hugged and kissed a young Scrooge as she addressed him as "her dear, dear brother". The young Scrooge seemed to love his sister very much and seemed delighted to be around her. Scrooge spoke to the spirit about his sister with great love and admiration. After this Scrooge seemed uneasy when the spirit spoke of his sisters son who had visited him earlier that day you feel as if Scrooge was feeling a bit guilty for the way in which he had treated his nephew. Scrooge and the first spirit then travelled to where Scrooge worked when he was an apprentice he saw his friend Dick who was a fellow apprentice and Scrooge and the spirit watched Old Fezziwig who they worked for entertain them at the company Christmas party. After watching himself as a young apprentice and seeing how Old Fezziwig treated him and all his fellow workers Scrooge began to feel guilty for how he had treated Crachit his Clerk the spirit asked Scrooge "What is the matter?" Scrooge eventually told the spirit "No, I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now" Scrooge at this time has realised that he has been a terrible employer to his clerk. ...read more.

Conclusion

Scrooge was able to see that he could help Bob Crachit and his family financially and by making Crachit's working hours less so he could spend more time with Tiny Tim he would make his life happier. He also sent Bob Crachits a large Turkey as this was what Bob Crachit had wanted. After seeing his sister and himself when they were younger and seeing his nephew on Christmas day he realised that it would be fun to be part of his family again and so both the ghost of the Christmas past and the Ghost of the present helped Scrooge see family was important. Scrooge also gave to charity after meeting the three spirits as they were able to show him that charity was a good thing. Scrooge became to close to Tiny Tim he was a second father to him which showed he was a compassionate man. Scrooge had lost sight of what was important in life he had become obsessed with money and this had brought him nothing but misery as he did not want to share his good fortune with others. The spirits had shown him the error of his ways and he became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man and everyone who knew him would of agreed. ...read more.

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