Scrooge and His Second Chance (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book Review)


Greedy, ignorant, selfish are three words to describe Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character in the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is a rude, mean old man who lives in London and one scary evening Scrooge is visited by an old friend, Jacob Marley, who died 7 years ago.  And he warns Scrooge that three spirits will visit him, but he is not exact on details. As scrooges goes through the three spirits he goes through different emotions with three very different spirits. And by the end of the book Scrooge learns it's better to be happy and kind then mean.  

“Conduct me where you will. I went forth last night on compulsion, and I learned a lesson which is working now. Tonight,  if you have aught to teach me, let me profit from it.” (Dickens 55)  This quote shows that scrooge is willing to learn from his mistakes and change for the better. And he is asking the spirit to help him change. And he realizes that he has a second chance to change and live a happy life.

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the past, present, and the future. The spirits of all of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach me” (Dickens 103) This quote shows that Scrooge changed and he will be a better person and will be  a better person with his second chance. And now has a chance to live a happy life full of kindness.

In conclusion, everyone deserves a second chance because just because someone acts on way doesn't mean they aren't Capable of change and or they want to change, Scrooge told the ghost of christmas present that he was ready to change and willing too, and before he was mean and hopeless, and now that he has help he is becoming a better person. Now Scrooge will continue to hold happiness and christmas in his heart and be happy.

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