"Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!"
-Stingy with his money
-People fear him
-Brindmens dogs turn away from him
-He eats dinner out at a tavern
-Cratchit is Scrooge's Clerk
-He is cold - he trys to warm up by a candle.
-Only one coal on the fire - Cratchit cannot get more as the coal is in Scrooge's office.
-He is illtreated by Scrooge.
-He only gets paid 15 shillings a week, poor wage for a family man with 7 children.
-Scrooge's sisters son (his nephew).
-Loves christmas - full of christmas spirit.
-'God bless it'
-The complete opposite of Scrooge.
-Scrooge's responce to his goodwill is "Bah humbug" - nonsence "I'll see you in hell first."
Two Portly gentalmen
Two Portly Gentalment:
-Trying to raise money for the poor.
-Scrooge says "he does enough paying taxes"
-"They had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." (Scrooge to the men).
-Too many poor people.
- Scrooge is ignorent to the men.
-Scrooge 'seized the ruler with such energy of action.'
-The carol singers 'fled in terror'
-This shows how much people are affraid of Scrooge.
->Marley's face on the door:
-Scrooge reasures himself that Marley is dead (and has been for 7 years). This unnerved Scrooge.
->Marley meeting (ghost):
-Scrooge puts it down to food poisining (or indigestion).
-Chains of sins - weighing him down now. Also was a money lender like Scrooge.
-Marley made the chains when he was alive. He cannot escape them. "I wear the chains I forge in life."
-"Man kind was my business."
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Past:
-'It was a strange figure - like a child yet not so like a child as like an old man'
-'Purest white tunic'
-'It's hair, was white as if with age; and yet the face had not a wrinkle.'
-'from the crown of its head sprung a bright clear jet of light' - a light of truth, memories.
-The spirit carried 'an extinguisher cap'- possibly to stop memories which do not want to be relived.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Present:
-Treats arranged as a thrown under the spirt (almost as if he is royalty). 'Plentiful feast' // He wore 'one simple Green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur.'-Spirit of Christmas
- Scrooge doesn't have Christmas Sprit (doesn't know Christmas spirt), "Come in and know me better, man" // "Never seen the like of me before" (to Scrooge).-"More than eighteen hundred"
- Each brother dies when Christmas ends every year, because christmas spirt only lasts a few weeks a year so each spirt will die when christmas is over.
-He wears a Scabbard - but know sword, showing peace to all men... both good and bad.
The Cratchit Family:
-Mrs Cratchit-wears a handme down dress, she puts ribbons on the dress to patch it up.
-Bob Cratchit-Comforter, wears thread bare clothes.
-Martha Cratchit-Eldest daughter.
-Belinda Cratchit-Second eldest daughter, also brave in ribbons.
-Peter Cratchit-Wears his dads shirt and he is proud of wearing it.
-Two Smaller Cratchits-Twins (Girl & Boy), very excitable.
-Tiny Tim Cratchit- Youngest Cratchit, Very ill.
Tiny Tim Cratchit
Tiny Tim Cratchit:
-He has a Crutch & his limbs are supported by an iron frame.
-Tim sits alone at church - he hopes people will see him and feel sorry for him.
-He has the last line in the novel - 'God bless Us, Every One.'
Ghost of Christmas Future
Ghost of Christmas Future:
-Hooded figure with a long, floor length cape.
-Simbolises Death - the Grim reaper.
The new Scrooge
The New Scrooge:
-He awakes on Christmas day - goes to the window and asks a passing child "What is today?"
-He gets the child to go and buy the prize turkey for the Cratchit's - he does this annomously and takes no credit afterwards.
-He says "Merry Christmas" to the people he was rude to.
-Donates money to charity.
-Asks Fred to spend Christmas with him.
-Second father to Tiny Tim.