Theme - redemption

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  • Scrooge sees the error of his ways
    • Scrooge transforms and redeems himself
      • Redemption
        • idea of being saved from sin or evil
          • Scrooge is transformed from a greedy, selfish miser into a generous and good-natured character by the end
          • moral message of the novella is that all human beings have the opportunity to behave in kinder ways towards each other
        • shown the error of his ways by the ghosts that visit him
        • redeemed by his own willingness to change
      • Scrooge awakes on Christmas day as a new man
        • "His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him."
          • Scrooge becomes generous and full of life. He is welcomed into the homes of family and friends, while readers are delighted by his transformation
    • Scrooge begins the novella as miserable and miserly
      • Redemption
        • idea of being saved from sin or evil
          • Scrooge is transformed from a greedy, selfish miser into a generous and good-natured character by the end
          • moral message of the novella is that all human beings have the opportunity to behave in kinder ways towards each other
        • shown the error of his ways by the ghosts that visit him
        • redeemed by his own willingness to change
      • rejects all offers of Christmas cheer from everyone he meets
        • "Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge's nephew. "You don't mean that, I am sure?"
          • Scrooge is rejecting all the compassion and celebration that is linked with the festive season
    • Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge how unpleasant he has been
      • "Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief."
        • Scrooge feels ashamed when the Ghost uses his own words against him. This marks the beginning of his change.

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