Explain why that, despite Scrooge's mean and miserable ways in A Christmas Carol, we never completely dislike him.

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Part of the reason that we don't completely dislike Scrooge is because of his universality.  There is a universal appeal to Scrooge.  The reader recognizes that Scrooge is uniquely human.  Scrooge sees the contingent and temporal as universal.  From the exposition , we recognize that Scrooge fails to realize that which is transcendent.  We know that there is something within him that has failed to be activated....

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