How Scrooge changes in a Christmas Carol

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  • Change in Scrooge
    • Keen to maintain his cold image
      • When he meets Marley he keeps trying to tell himself that ghosts aren't real However the narrator says that he was "disturbed to the very marrow of his bones"
        • Scrooge has always lived like this and is unwilling to change his attitude to life
    • Slight change  at the end of stave 1
      • When Scrooge tries to dismiss Marley with his usual "bah humbug" the narrator says that he "can only get to the first syllable"
    • Cold-Hearted and Emotionless
      • "No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him."
        • Dickens uses pathetic fallacy to describe scrooge. This is extremely apt because like the weather, nothing can be done to change scrooges feelings.
      • “No wind that blew was bitterer than he” 
        • Dickens uses pathetic fallacy to describe scrooge. This is extremely apt because like the weather, nothing can be done to change scrooges feelings.
    • Lonely and Isolated
    • Starts to show emotion in stave 2
      • Says that Fran "Had a good heart"
      • When a Feziwigs Christmas party he says, "the happiness he gives is quite as good as if it cost a fortune"
        • He starts to realise that life isn't all about money
          • He is distressed when he realises what his life could have been like if he stayed with belle.
    • Regrets what hes previously said in stave 3
      • When the spirit of Christmas present shows scrooge the Cratchit family he asks for tiny Tim to "be spared"
      • Scrooge regrets what he has previously said about the poor when the spirit reveals ignorance and want.
    • Stave 4
      • Scrooge is distraught to find out his future is he changes nothing. He is on his knees promising to the spirit that he will change.
        • "I will honour Christmas in my heart"

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