Scrooge Character Analysis (Mind Map)

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  • Created on: 17-08-16 23:53
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  • Scrooge
    • 'Cold-hearted'
      • How is Scrooge like this?
        • According to Dickens description, Scrooge is cold through and through
          • Evidence?    'No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him'
            • Analysis?         Dickens uses pathetic fallacy to represent scrooges nature. The weather is a metaphor for Scrooge's behaviour as he cannot be made either warmer or colder by it.
    • 'Miserly'
      • How is Scrooge like this?
        • Scrooge is stingy with his money and will not even allow his clerk Bob Cratchit to have a decent fire to warm him on Christmas Eve.
          • Evidence?        '...as the clerk came in with the shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part'
            • Analysis?        The indirect speech shows that Scrooge is threatening and in charge. He will not give permission for Cratchit to take more coal.
    • 'Ill-mannered'
      • How is Scrooge like this?
        • His nephew visits him to wish him a 'Merry Christmas' and Scrooge is rude to him in response.
          • Evidence?       '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'
            • Analysis?       Scrooges 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'
      • How is Scrooge like this?

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