Stave 2

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    • And he sobbed.
      • Scrooge is deeply affected by these visions.
      • Extensive verb.
    • Wept to see his poor forgotten self as he used to be.
      • That Scrooge does not want to face his past suggests that there is sadness in that past he finds painful, which has the effect of humanizing Scrooge a bit.
        • This may make the reader sympathise or feel sorry for Scrooge, as they realise at the end of it he is only human too.
      • Soft - contradictory to hard and sharp as flint.
    • Should like to have given him something.
      • Regrets not helping the caroller. Sign of change.
    • Father is so much kinder than he used to be.
      • Could foreshadow the change in Scrooge becoming kind.
    • They did the same to them.
      • Fezziwig treated his workers with respect, unlike Scrooge.
        • Shows Scrooge the importance of social responsibility and treating everyone the same.
    • An unprofitable dream.
      • His life is controlled by money, and that he didn't want anything if he didn't profit.
        • Forcing Belle to leave him.
    • Scrooge looked on more attentively than ever.
      • He is willing to hear what the ghost has to say.
      • Willingness to change.

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