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Who is scrooge?

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blahh8580 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 23, 2011 at 8:26 AM via web

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Who is scrooge?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 23, 2011 at 8:39 AM (Answer #1)

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Scrooge is Ebeneezer Scrooge, the protagonist of Dickens' tale.  He is Bob Cratchit's boss and drives him hard and mercilessly, unable to see the great devotion and hard work that Bob puts in, only able to consider what he might save by pushing him harder and paying him less.  It is his great miserliness that forms the basis for the conflict of the story as he is, at the outset, unable to feel any joy of giving or holiday spirit.

As he entertains the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future he regains his ability to feel the joy of the season and reconciles himself by rejoicing in sharing the holiday cheer and his wealth with Bob and others around him.

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aabbeir | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted December 7, 2011 at 12:26 AM (Answer #2)

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Scrooge is the protagonist and the same way the antagonist of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. He is very cold hearted, greedy, and loves it when people ignore or fear him.

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