A Christmas Carol- Characters- Scrooge

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  • Scrooge
    • At the start scrooge is bitter, cynical and isolated
      • He's described as a " squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!"
      • Scrooge is selfish, he doesn't care about his attitude
    • At the start Scrooge is portrayed negatively, as someone who only cares about money
    • In Scrooge's past his fiancee Belle says that Scrooge sees money as his "idol"
      • This suggests that he worships money like it's God
    • Scrooge is unsympathetic towards other people and has no interest in helping the poor
    • Dickens describes scrooge using cold and icy language. This association with the cold emphasises Scrooge's cold-hearted nature
    • Scrooge is shown sympathetically as a lonely boy. We learn that he's been left there because his father wont let him come home for christmas
    • Tiny Tim helps Scrooge to feel empathy again, Tim's situation makes Scrooge start to care about people.
      • Scrooge is "overcome with penitence and grief" when he realises how wrong he's been.
    • Scrooge then becomes generous, happy and sociable
    • Mrs Cratchit critises Scrooge for the way he treats Bob
    • Key Quotes
      • The cold within him froze his old features
      • A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!
      • He carried his own low temperature always about with him
    • The Ghosts help Scrooge change for the better

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