A Christmas Carol- Analysis

Topics: A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas Pages: 2 (737 words) Published: March 12, 2011
At the very start in the beginning of the Christmas carol book Ebenezer scrooge is a very mean and nasty man. He kept all of his money to himself and he loved it so much he did not share a penny of it to the poor or the sick. I have got a paragraph here from the book Christmas Carol explaining what scrooge was like. ‘Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and on his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days, and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.’ This paragraph shows that Scrooge was not a nice looking man. He was very mean to his workers and not many people liked him. Nobody ever spoke to him in the street and said good morning or how are you. Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and, when they saw him coming on, they would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then they would wag their tails. So no one in the town liked Ebenezer scrooge at all. Then one night on Christmas Eve before Christmas, 7 years after Jacob Marley had died, this was the night that would hopefully change Ebenezer Scrooge’s life forever if he listened. So when Scrooge was walking back from work to his house he opened his front gate and got his door keys out. The door knocker on the top was a gold brass lion and very big. When scrooge put his keys in the key hole he looked at the knocker and the lion wasn’t there anymore no instead it was Ebenezer Scrooge’s former partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge jumped back and was very afraid but...
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