In "A Christmas Carol", how well does Scrooge live up to his promises?

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enotechris eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Very well. The last paragraph of the story outlines his activities after he changes his disposition, becoming a second father to Tiny Tim and a benefactor to the town, and it became said of him "that he know how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge." The Christmas morning after his visits by the spirits, his first act is to reward the boy for his efforts in purchasing the prize turkey, then present the turkey to the Crachit family, then heartily recompense the portly gentlemen who was endeavoring to collect for the poor the day before, dine with his niece and nephew, and endeavor to assist Bob's struggling family.

diqa | Student

When scrooge is given the chance,he responds accordingly,keeping christmas in heart ever afterward. On christmas morning he rewards the boy for his efforts in purchasing the prize turkey, then sends the turkey to his long suffering clerk,bob cratchit and also spends company with his nephew,Fred. His benevolence continues when he raises cratchits salary and vows to assist his family,and take care of tiny tims medical bills. He also gives charity to the two portly gentlemen whom he had earlier spurned.

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