What did Scrooge remember?

What did Scrooge remember?

Seeing himself, sitting there reading without another person to be seen or heard, Scrooge remembers the boy singing Christmas carols outside Scrooge’s countinghouse who Scrooge chased away with a ruler in stave 1.

How does Scrooge become happy?

After it has been gradually thawed during the night by the three ghosts and the visions they show him, Scrooge wakes to find himself a changed man, benevolent and happy. As he himself puts it: I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy.

What is Scrooge’s wish?

“I wish to be left alone,” said Scrooge. “Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned—they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there.”

Why was Scrooge happy when he was poor?

Scrooge doesn’t know why Fred is happy when he’s poor. Scrooge sees good as referring solely to profits. Fred knows this, and counters that good means something else entirely. For characters like Fred and Bob Cratchit, Christmas represents the ideal of goodness and moral prosperity, but Scrooge is at his most miserly when Christmas is mentioned.

What did Scrooge say to the ghost of Christmas Past?

The ghost of christmas past was showing Scrooge happier memories like when Scrooge’s sister, Fan, announces that she is taking him home. Home, for good, she says happily. She says that their father is kinder now and has asked for his son to be brought home to become a man and never return to the schoolroom.

How does Scrooge’s recollection of his childhood bring?

The boys run out of school and wish merry Christmas to each other, but the Ghost reminds Scrooge that one boy, ignored by the others, remains in school alone. Scrooge begins to tear up inside knowing that he was that little boy and that his actions have followed him to where he is in the present, a very “isolated” and “introverted” man.

What makes Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

Most of what formed the soul of Ebenezer Scrooge appears in Stave 2 of A Christmas Carol, when the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge images of his past experiences. Our very first view of the younger Scrooge comes as he sits alone in his boarding school on Christmas Eve. He is “a solitary child, neglected by his friends.”