Solitary as an Oyster

Solitary as an Oyster

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  • Date Submitted: 05/23/2010 5:19 AM
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At the start of the novel, Dickens describes scrooge as mean; hard and sharp as flint; this suggests that he is ignorant towards people and neglects other people, and that he hates everyone around him and himself, this implies that he is greedy. Scrooge is described as “solitary as an oyster”. He is unpopular; this is mainly because he doesn’t give any money to charitable, he doesn’t tell anybody his feelings and doesn’t involve himself in any activates, so he doesn’t meet anyone. Dickens describes scrooge as self centred “tight fisted” this suggests that he doesn’t care about anyone else, doesn’t donate any money. Scrooge doesn’t even spend any money on himself, for example he does not give bob Cratchit very much but he works long hours and does a lot of work.

He is visited by his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him if he doesn’t change his ways he will end up like him, but worse , in chains wandering the earth for ever not aloud to talk to anyone . Jacob Marley also tells him he will be visited by three different ghosts and that this will be his last chance to change his ways before he turns up like Jacob. The ghosts will visit scrooge for one day each. If he does not change he will have, “no rest, no peace, incessant torture and remorse!

The ghost of Christmas past this shows scrooge himself in the past Christmases. Scrooge sees himself at school; when he was young, alone. No one has come to collect him for Christmas, this shows scrooge how sad he was when he was young, and even though he was treated badly doesn’t give him the right to treat anyone else like that. A few years later his sister comes to collect him which shows scrooge that anything is possible. Fezziwigs Christmas party shows that you don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds on a party to have a good time; this shows that you can be nice to your employers and they will still work hard. Then the ghost of Christmas past shows him belle his girl friend leaving, this tells scrooge...

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