At the beginning of Stave 3 Scrooges room is transformed “heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were luscious pears, immense twelfth cakes and seething bowls of punch. ” This transformation show what the ghost of Christmas past has done for him, we can tell by the description of the feast that it represents the Christmas feast what most would be eating on Christmas day. The description of the food sounds luxurious but scrooges transformed soul thinks that not every one will have this much luxury. On page 40, scrooge is described as speaking “Submissively” referring that scrooge is talking as if he is submitting.
This shows that he is thinking about others and we can tell that his personality has rapidly changed, for the best. This is another was of seeing that scrooge has began to soften. Scrooge learns while visiting Bob Cratchit’s house that his youngest son Tiny Tim is very ill and he will inevitably die. The ghost of Christmas present touches scrooge’s conscience by repeating to him something that he had said earlier “If he likes to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. ” This upsets scrooge as he can tell how ignorant he has been and he feels sorry for Tiny Tim and he feels he has done something against him.
Dickens point of the remote journeys is showing scrooge that he can help to fix situations, that maybe if he helps out Bob Cratchit maybe Tiny Tim will not die. With the ghost of Christmas past, he showed scrooge what he could have had but with the ghost of Christmas present it shows what he can do to help himself but mostly others. The visit to scrooges nephews house is significant into changing his personality is that he sees the family mocking him, what makes him feel hurt and disliked what we thought in the earlier staves was what he preferred.
The effect that the visions of ignorance and want have on scrooge is that the narrator personifies the two words into human persona; this is to show scrooge what he wants and what he is. Dickens anger comes across in this section of the stave because he represents scrooge as evil and the devil the opposite to heaven and good, showing scrooge was represented as sour. Stave 4: Dickens writing in this stave is very powerful because of the way he describes different sections. The first vision is of the stock exchange and scrooges old colleagues.
This vision shows that scrooge was not only disliked by the community but as well as the other colleagues. They say “It’s likely to be a cheap funeral for upon my life I don’t know of anybody to go to it. ” Scrooge does not even realize that they are referring towards him. At Joes shop the scene is described in which scrooge’s cleaner, laundress and a man from the undertakers arriving at Joe’s shop. The intent of the undertaker is to sell items of scrooge’s possession to them once he is dead. They say a wicked old “screw, perused the woman, why wasn’t he natural in his lifetime?
If he had been, he’d have had somebody to look after him when he was struck by death, instead of gasping out his last there, alone for himself. ” This shows that they would have helped him but he didn’t change, this is the situation that will be Scrooges reality if he does not mend his ways like Marley and the ghosts are trying to convince him for his own good. On the second visit to Bob Cratchit’s house scrooge discovers the Bob’s youngest child Tiny Tim who he discovered earlier on in the story was close to death had actually died.
This affects scrooges softening by making him feel guilty for not being there. On page 70 Scrooge pleads “Tell me I may sponge away the writing on the stone. ” This has taken so long for scrooge to work out as he had to be shown what the affects of his life would bring for others. When Scrooge sees his name on a headstone it gives him a sense of realization as he realizes that he knows that he hasn’t done anything to change any situations. Stave 5: Stave 5 shows the completion of scrooge’s transformation, as he is back in the reality.
Scrooge’s new attitude gave him amazement as it is something he had never seen before he enjoyed seeing the people “hurrying To and Fro” as it is a new atmosphere of joy he had never felt before. In a scene he has been described as having a social change from being a miserable, cold hearted miser to a happy social person, and this was a shock to some people. He wished people a “Merry Christmas” something only a day ago was a Humbug. Dickens uses cheerful language as if to show he is celebrating with scrooge for changing his ways.
The narrator is happy because scrooge has developed from an anti-social, “hand at the grindstone” to an excited changed man. Scrooge has developed to a part of the society and people are beginning to accept scrooge. Extension: The narratorial voice and Christian morality enrich the reading experience of “A Christmas Carol” by making the play more enthusiastic. On the first page of “A Christmas Carol” dickens narratorial voice comes across when he describes Marley as “dead as a door nail.
” The Christian morality in this story helps us navigate a decision that Dickens is a very true Christian. The moral of this story is hidden in the depth of the story, the moral is to be kind hearted and to be generous. These shows to be weary of what can happen if you are not generous and that, you will be punished and will feel guilty if you persist on being the same. In the form of scrooge it shows us that you can be happy and the richest man in the world for helping people, maybe not in the form of money but in the form of happiness.