What is Scrooge's ordeal in life?from the drama achristmas carol.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that Ebeneezer Scrooge's ordeal in life is that he is going through most of his life without anyone to love him.

I think that we see this throughout the story.  From the very beginning, it is clear that Scrooge has a lot of money.  But it is also clear that he is very much alone.  He has no wife or kids.  His workers fear him and his relatives don't really like him much.

By the end of the story, of course, Scrooge reforms and is no longer lonely and unloved.  But for most of the story (and much of his life) he has been that way and that would surely be an ordeal.

mkcapen1 | Student

In the book A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge had started out with the hopes of many young men.  He wanted to have a job, wife, and family.  He was in love and enjoyed some of his youth, but he became pressured to become more responsible.

The more responsible he became the more he began to fear not having enough money.  He became so self-absorbed in his ambition to gain more money that he lost his fiancé, his chance for friends, and the ability to see beauty in life.  His issue was his obsession with money because he had allowed it to ruin his life.

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