Stave 3

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    • “Spirit,” said Scrooge submissively, “conduct me where you will. I went forth last night on compulsion, and I learnt a lesson which is working now. To-night, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit by it.”
    • The showing of the lavish food and decoration may be to show Scrooge that he could have all this with the money he has, but instead he chooses nothing.
    • A pivotal moment for Scrooge in Stave 3 is seeing Bob Cratchit and his family.
      • Little ways in money, they abound in love and joy.
      • In weak state, asks "if Tiny Tim will live'
        • Oh no, kind spirit! Say he will be spared.
          • decrease the surplus population - reminded of his own words.
            • “Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.”
        • “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future,” the Spirit responds, “the child will die.”
    • “Have they no refuge or resource?” Once again the spirit hurls Scrooge’s own words back in his face: “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”
  • Dickens once wrote to a friend, “Certainly there is nothing more touching than the suffering of a child, nothing more overwhelmin”
    • Dickens uses Tiny Tim to warm Ebenezers heart.
      • Dickens own experience of being touched by children's suffering.


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