Characters of A Christmas Carol Staves 1&2

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  • Characters of ACC Stave 1&2
    • Scrooge
      • Before the Change
        • h! 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 'Oh' at the start implies that the narrator is shocked at him, this grabs  our attention
          • All the adjectives are to do with hands. This shows us that he holds tightly to what he has
        • Does not care about what other people think of him
        • Has not recived much kindness in his life so believes the only way to get happiness is by making money
        • Cold hearted
          • No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.
            • Pathetic Fallacy to emphasize his nature. (Using the weather)
      • During the Change
        • Starts to have regrets
          • There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something: that’s all.”
          • I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now!
        • Still hasn't completely changed, feels uneasy when talking about Fred, his only relation
          • Scrooge seemed uneasy in his mind; and answered briefly, “Yes.”
    • Fezziwig
      • Is pointed out to scrooge as being the ideal employer
      • Realises that you do not need to have money to have good times
        • This makes Scrooge wish he could say a few words to his clerk
          • Is pointed out to scrooge as being the ideal employer
    • Ghost of Christmas Past.
      • Shows Scrooge things that upset him
        • However the reader understands that the Ghost is being cruel to be kind: It put out its strong hand as it spoke and clasped him gently by the arm
      • Intelligently says things to make scrooge think about his life
        • Strange to have forgotten it for so many years,” observed the Ghost
      • The ghost does not speak much, but answers Scrooge's questions with brief replies.
        • "Your welfare!" said the Ghost.
      • The Ghost is ephemeral and seems to be old and young at the same time. (Surreal and Strange)
    • Bob Cratchit
      • Humble and obedient towards his boss, Scrooge
        • He tried to warm himself at his candle because he would prefer not to complain than challenge scrooge
      • Generous
        • Although he gets little pay and bad working conditions, Cratchit still proposes a toast to Scrooge on Christmas Day
      • Family Man
        • The most important thing to him is his family. He does not waste any time when he is told it is time to go home, as he wants to get home to his family.
    • Marley
      • Visits Scrooge and shows him what he will be like if he doesn't change
        • Tells him of the three sprits which will visit him
    • Belle
      • She is shown to scrooge by the Ghost. This upsets him..
        • She tries to explain to him why she has broken off the engagement. She is later shown at the center of a happy family
          • This shows scrooge how much he has lost because of his love for money


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