Ebenezer Scrooge In Great Expectations

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Mirroring the erroneous belief of social stratification in Victorian London, three ethereal apparitions shows Ebenezer Scrooge three parts of his life, his past, present, and future in which he behaves misanthropically. Scrooge has an epiphany regarding his miserly conduct, changing him and the way England considered social division and the Christmas Spirit.
Scrooge learns through spirits that his avarice and parsimonious nature has taken a toll on his life and strives to change himself into a jocund humanitarian who wants to make an impact on London’s poor community. Charles Dickens mirrors the personality of England’s rich misers through Ebenezer Scrooge’s actions. Jacob Marley enlightens Scrooge of the punishment of eternal suffering resulting
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He opens it to find a portly man with abundant amounts of food and warmth. The Ghost of Christmas Present then proceeds to lead him to a busy market. He shows him his clerk’s Christmas dinner, which is very feeble, but shows him the happiness the Cratchit’s have. Even though they are poor, they manage to be happy with what they have, which Scrooge previously thought to be unreasonable. The ghost then shows him his nephews party, where they played games, laughed, talked, and enjoyed themselves. Scrooge, realizing if he changed his ways, could be invited to these parties, and enjoy the life he lives. Finally, the ghost shows him two disheveled, meager, kids who represent humankind’s children. They are Ignorance and Want, and symbolize poor and rich relationship. Leaving him with a mockery of his own words, the ghost leaves, leaving Scrooge to think about what he has done.
Scrooge waking in an informed state, realizes that he has been wrong, awaits the next spirits arrival. A dark looking figure appears at Scrooge's bedside, the ghost is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The ghost shows him his own death and people not caring about his death. Scrooge, realizing the fate that comes from his misanthropic behavior, begs for a change, as the ghost disappears into the