Ebenezer Scrooge's Regret In A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a Christmas classic loved by generations. It is a tale that has been adapted through the years into many forms because of its strong ability to share morals and show the importance of love, friendship, and family at the holidays . The main character, Scrooge, is a rude and greedy man. Throughout the book he learns that life isn't all about money and material gains. It should be about family, love and what a person does with their life. One thematic element which recurs throughout the book is regret . Scrooge showed regret when he discovered Tiny Tim’s fate, when he witnessed in horror his own grave, and when he met the charity men the second time.
Scrooge felt regret when he saw that Tiny …show more content…
“...read upon the stone of the neglected grave his own name, Ebenezer Scrooge. … “No, Spirit! oh, no, no!””(Dickens 113-114). This Event has great importance because it Shows how Scrooge had to change in order to prevent this fate of a sad and lonely death .After this event Scrooge had a change of heart this is shown After he meets the ghosts Of Christmas past present and future.He Goes to His nephew's’ house And parties and laughs and plays with them.This event was one that shows regret is being shown the Christmas yet to come, “ “Spirit,” said Scrooge,with an interest he had never felt before “ Tell me if Tiny Tim will live.” “I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost,”in the poor chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner,carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, “What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.''... After this he feels much regret for what he has …show more content…
The first time he was asked to give some money the help the poor, he rejected this and replied with a rude and cruel statement, “‘Are there no prisons?’” throughout the conversation one of the charity men said about this was, some would rather die upon hearing this Scrooge said “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.
The second time he met the men after his time with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, he felt very sorry for what he had said before and in turn gave them a very hefty donation
One thematic element that has been restated time and time again throughout the book, they are regret. Regret and greed were used to show the character of Scrooge as a cruel and greedy man like when he met the charity men or one time regret was shown was when he learned of Tiny Tim’s demise and his own death. As seen hear in the book A Christmas carol beloved by generations it has been said the Scrooge was a cruel man with greed in his heart but he has fixed his