Scrooge's Transformation In A Christmas Carol
Set in the 1840s on Christmas Eve, A Christmas Carol chronicles the personal transformation of the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge after going through both love and festivity alongside grief and fear. The ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’ reminded Scrooge of a sense of festivity by revisiting his old headmaster Fezziwig; The ghost of Christmas Yet to come transformed Scrooge by exposing him to scenes where he sees his fiancée Belle and his own grave; The change of attitude is also evident in Scrooge after he experienced the love in the Cratchit’s family. This made Scrooge analyze his own life; Scrooge had to experience grief and fear alongside love and festivity to revive his sense of care and empathy towards society.
The ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’ reminded Scrooge of a sense of festivity by revisiting his old headmaster Fezziwig. The ‘Ghost of Christmas past’ who is …show more content…
Although they have every right to fret due to the lack of money the family possesses, they choose not to. The ghost of Christmas present shows Scrooge the lovely Cratchit family’s attitude despite the death of Tiny Tim. It was necessary for Scrooge to witness love in a family environment in order to be transformed because his old sense wouldn’t be revived otherwise. Seeing as he had never been part of a family, watching the Cratchit family reminded Scrooge of the sorrow he felt when he was a young man. “Spirit said Scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, tell me if Tiny Tim will live”. By being around Tiny Tim, who is a young, crippled boy, Scrooge develops a soft spot for the boy. “No, no, said Scrooge, oh no, kind Spirit! Say he will be spared” Scrooge’s point of view has been redirected at this point because he finally cares about someone. His transformation and transition from a “tight-fisted hand at the grindstone” was only possible because he experienced both the love and