How does Charles Dickens make Ebenezer Scrooge change from Stave 1 through to Stave 5

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A Christmas Carol

Dickens starts his story with a funeral to present a dark and gloomy theme to this Victorian society. The main character is man named Ebenezer Scrooge.

Stave 1 starts off with Scrooges partner, Jacob Marley. Marley has recently passed away and Scrooge is the person who signed for his funeral.

From this stave he presents Scrooge’s character with puns such as sole executor or sole administrator. It continues on about Scrooge and his soul and of how “External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.” Scrooge is described as a cold and frosty man, whose heart was so black and filled with greed.

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The language used in Stave 1 for Scrooge’s character and attitude to Christmas and other people portrays him as a cold-hearted man, chilled to the very core of his heart. No room for emotion and just greed and gold instead.

Dickens shows Scrooge art the start of stave two, three, four as a gradual change of heart. In the second stave Dickens introduces the reader to Scrooge’s sadder part of life, the part of Scrooge’s life which he regrets. The third stave shows Scrooge to the present and current people he is affiliated with and about ignorance and greed, shown ...

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