Who is Scrooge in A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a good question. Scrooge is the main character in Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is characterized in a very simplistic and one-sided way, until his miraculous transformation.

Scrooge is a person who loved money and that was it. Even when he saw Marley his deceased partner in a vision, Marley's chains were made of cash boxes. The point is that Marley and Scrooge only cared about money. For this reason, Scrooge did not have relationships with people and cared little for company. He worked people very hard to make more money and he had little compassion for anyone else, even his faithful worker, Bob Crachit. What makes the situation worse is that it was Christmas, where there should be generosity and joy. However, none of these things were found in Scrooge. 

With this said, there was a transformation. After a visit from Marley, there were three other visits of supernatural beings, who imparted to him a new perspective. We can say that Scrooge had an epiphany. 

beneschb | Student

Ebinizer Scrooge was a grumpy old man that never shared and was never nice to anyone until he met the ghosts of his past, present, and future.