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  • Scrooge.
    • Cold hearted.
      • "no warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him."
      • Pathetic fallacy is used to show scrooges nature.
      • The weather is a metaphor for Scrooges behaviour as he cannot be warmed or cooled.
    • Miserly.
      • " as the clerk came in with his shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part."
      • The indirect speech shows that scrooge is threatening and in charge.
      • He will not give permission for Cratchit to take more coal.
    • Ill mannered.
      • "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas ' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
      • Scrooge's response is comical, but unpleasant.
      • He cannot accept the generosity that is offered him and instead turns images of Christmas into images of violence.
    • Self-deluded.
      • "You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese..."
      • Although Scrooge is afraid of the ghost, he tries to maintain his authority even over his own senses.


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