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How does Scrooge show generosity in A Christmas Carol?

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Scrooge is positively giddy to be alive after his exciting, frightening, and transformative evening with the ghosts. He says:

I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world. Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!

He shows financial generosity by helping out the Cratchit family. He anonymously sends the Cratchits the prize turkey for Christmas. He also surprises Bob Cratchit with a raise, and he ensures that Tiny Tim gets the medical care he needs so that he doesn't die. He also gives a large donation to the charity helping the poor, when the day before he had said it would be better if the poor died off.

He shows generosity of heart by smiling and saying Merry Christmas to the people he passes in the street. He shows generosity of spirt by visiting his nephew's house for Christmas and being glad to see all the guests, when the day before he had turned down the...

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