Matthew Pintabone January, 6, 2011 Mrs.Scichilone English How Ebenezer Scrooge Transformed
In the book a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Ebenezer Scrooge makes a complete transformation. In the beginning of the story Scrooge is cheap, bitter, and extremely unfeeling. The story takes place in London, England on Christmas eve in 1843. One example of Scrooge being cheap is when he is walking up the stairs and the narrator says” darkness is cheap and Scrooge likes it.” One example of Scrooge being unfeeling is when the man asks for donations and Scrooge says he would rather let them die and decrease the surplus population then donates to the poor. One example of Scrooge being bitter is when the narrator says “no wind that blew was as bitter as Scrooge.” That shows that Scrooge is extremely bitter. Ebenezer Scrooge changes from the beginning of the book to the end for example scrooge is cheap in the beginning but giving in the end.
After Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Christmas past he is starting to change. At first the ghost brings Scrooge to revisit his former school. Scrooge is there each Christmas because his father doesn’t want him home. But one Christmas his sister Fan comes wanting to take Scrooge home because their father changed. Then the ghost brought Scrooge to his old job. There his boss Mr. Fezziwig is throwing a Christmas party. There was dancing, refreshments, and a flute player. Scrooge is enjoying himself during this seen. And he says” the happiness he gives is quite as great as if he spent a fortune.” Next the saw when Scrooge met his fiancé Charrolette. Charrolette says that Scrooge loves money more then her then she leaves. After seeing this scene Scrooge wants to leave. After seeing these scenes Scrooge starts to...
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