Can someone tell me about any one character which you like most from the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?Can someone tell me about any one character which you like most from the book A...
Can someone tell me about any one character which you like most from the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?
It's hard not to admire the character of Ebenezer Scrooge as created by Charles Dickens. Scrooge is brilliantly drawn; his miserly qualities are so powerful that the name "scrooge" has become synonymous with cheapness and frugality. It is not hard to see how such a man becomes both a wealthy businessman and a hated human being. But Dickens finds a way to give Scrooge salvation. It turns out he has a heart after all--and quite a large one at that--and by the end of the story, his transition is so great that he goes from the most hated man in town to the most loved and admired. Scrooge, like A Christmas Carol, has a happy ending waiting for him instead of the forgotten end that was predicted for him by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The character of Scrooge also translates beautifully to both the stage and screen, and because of this, A Christmas Carol continues to be one of the most popular theatrical productions of the Holiday season. The various film incarnations (particularly the one starring Alastair Sim from 1951) are also a treat to watch at Christmastime--primarily because of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Oh, from the very beginning, I absolutely adore Fred! Who can forget his iconic speech praising Christmas at the beginning of the novel?!?
And therefore, uncle, though [Christmas] has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!
Yeah! You GO Fred! Ha! The guy, although not the richest of the bunch (although I refuse to put someone in the poverty category if he has servants), remains cheerful regardless. He appears to try and break the heart of stone found within his Uncle Scrooge every year, to the delight of Bob Cratchit, I might add. And when, with the help of the spirits, he succeeds, … “it’s a mercy [Fred] didn’t shake [Scrooge’s] arm off!” Until then, Fred’s prayer for Scrooge’s conversion remained unanswered. Thank the Lord for answering that prayer!
I too love Scrooge. He is willing to look inside himself and see the truth, and actually change. It's incredible! But my favorite character is the Ghost of Christmas Present. He is by turns charming and harsh. He seems to know exactly what is going on, and he sure has Scrooge's number. He says just the right things at just the right times to push him through his transformation. He definitely has some of the best lines in the book too!
Bob Crachit defines charitable. Despite the horrible conditions under which he works and the pittance that he receives for this work, Bob Crachit toasts Ebenezer Scrooge as the Christmas dinner with his family. A positive, charitable man who loves his family, Bob Crachit epitomizes the true Christian.