Scrooge's Transformation - A Christmas Carol

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Scrooges Attitude towards Children

Stave 1

Character: Child singing Christmas Carols at the door 

Quote(s): "Scrooge seized the ruler" "the singer fled" 

Stave 5 

Character: Child outside of the window on Christmas Day 

Quote(s): "What a deightful boy!" "Its a pleasure to talk to him"  "my fine fellow" "my buck"

Analysis:

  • In Stave 1, he doesn't treat children right - He has a dislike towards children and wants to seem unapproachable towards them
  • In Stave 5, he refers to the boy as "delightful" and addresses him as "fine fellow" - he is beginning to appreciate children more + term of endearment "fellow" indicates his desire to have a closer relationship to the children around him. 
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Scrooge's Attitude towards The Poor

Stave 1: 

Character: The Charity Worker 

Quote(s): "I wish to be left alone" "I can't afford to make idle people merry" "are there no prisons?"

Stave 5: 

Character: The Charity Worker 

Quote(s): "A great many back payments are included in it" 

Analysis: 

  • In stave 1, Scrooge demonstrates that he has no social responsibilties - he does not want to give any more money to the poor than he already is [through taxes] 
  • In stave 5, he choses to make 'back payments' and make up for all the money he has not given the to the poor in his past
  • Scrooge has become more generous and is more accepting of his social responsibilities 
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Scrooge's Attitude towards His Family

Stave 1: 

Character: Fred (Scrooge's Nephew)

Quote(s): "What right have you to be merry?" "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas'.."

Stave 5: 

Character: Fred (Scrooge's Nephew) 

Quote(s): "Will you let me in, Fred?" 

Analysis: 

  • In stave 1, he pushes his fmaily away - he choses to ignore them 
  • In stave 5, after seeing the moments of joy shared by families he decides he doesnt want to iss out on this 
  • Changing his fate - he won't be isloated if he is with his family 
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Scrooge's Attitude towards Bob Cratchit

Stave 1:

Character: Bob Cratchit 

Quote(s): "you'll keep your Christmas by losing your situation" "A poor excuse for picking man's pocket every twenthy-fifth of December!" 

Stave 5: 

Character: Bob Cratchit 

Quote(s): "I'll send it to Bob Cratchit's"  "my friend" "I am about to raise your salary!" "endeavour to assist your struggling family"

Analysis: 

  • In stave 1, Bob is treated poorly by Scrooge, who pays him very little. 
  • In stave 5, Scrooge sends a turkey to his house and raises his salary - he becomes more generous and caring towards Bob and his family
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