How Scrooge changes in the novella

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  • How Scrooge changes in the novella
    • Stave 1
      • 'He was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral'
        • No emotions- only cares about business
      • 'No wind that blew was bitterer than he'
        • Dehumanisation
      • 'What reason do you have to be merry you're poor enough'
        • Shares popular belief with most middle class victorians that the poor were poor as they were lazy, and so did not feel the need to provide charity.
      • 'Are there no prisons'         'I can't afford to make idle people merry'
        • Shares popular belief with most middle class victorians that the poor were poor as they were lazy, and so did not feel the need to provide charity.
      • 'The clerks fire was so very much smaller it looked like one coal'
        • Provided bad working conditions as it is cheaper
    • Stave 3
      • 'To-night, if you have aught to teach me let me profit by it'
      • 'He might have cultivated the kindness of life for his own happiness... with his own hands'
        • recognises he needs to change and wishes he had done it earlier
      • Have they no refuge or resource
        • Contrasts with in stave one- believing the poor do not need charity- shows change
      • 'He begged like a boy to be able to stay until the guests departed'
        • As Dickens thought childhood was divine. This shows Scrooge returning to his innocence and his past where he was a good person.
    • Stave 2
      • 'Wept to see his poor forgotten self'
      • 'There was a boy singing a christmas carol at my door last night, I should have liked to have given him something'
        • Is more sympathetic to the poor he once blamed for being idle
    • Save 5
      • 'Glowing with his good intentions'       'Father of a long, long line of brilliant laughs'
      • 'I am quite a baby
        • Emphasises how Scrooge is like a new man now he is redeeming himself
      • 'I'll give you half-a-crown'
        • Contrast to stave 1- now gives out money freely, for a good cause
      • 'A merry christmas to everybody '
      • 'The time before him was his own to make amends in'
        • Is changing for the better
      • 'As good a friend, as good a master and as good a person as the whole good city know'
        • now is referred to a person, showing he is no longer dehumanised- and so is not objectified as he stands for more than money
      • 'Merry as a school boy'
        • As Dickens thought childhood was divine- it shows he is now accepted
    • Stave 4
      • 'I hope to be another man from what i was'
        • recognises he needs to change and wishes he had done it earlier
      • 'The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach'

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