What does Scrooge keep in his office away from his clerk?
Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk’s fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But he couldn’t replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room; and so surely as the clerk came in with the shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part.
How does Scrooge treat his clerk Bob Cratchit the next day?
The next day, Scrooge surprises Bob by giving him a raise and has a lovely dinner with the Cratchit family. Dickens also writes that Scrooge becomes like a second father to Tiny Tim and is a benevolent, kind master to Bob for the remainder of his life.
Why does Scrooge feel regret to his clerk?
He regrets the greed that has driven him to be cruel and hard to people. He regrets that he has not been a more charitable person these past years and promises that he will change his ways so that he will not end the way the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come showed him.
What is Scrooge’s attitude towards his clerk?
Scrooge complains to Bob Cratchit, his clerk, when he asks for the day off for Christmas. He says it is the same as “picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” Scrooge treats his clerk horribly, not even allowing him sufficient coal to keep himself warm.
How often did Scrooge’s clerk get paid for a day that he did not work?
“And yet,” said Scrooge, “you don’t think me ill-used, when I pay a day’s wages for no work.” The clerk observed that it was only once a year. “A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin.
Did Scrooge tell his clerk he could only have Christmas Day off if he took it without pay?
Scrooge complains that it is not “convenient” or “fair” for him to be expected to give his employee a day off for the holiday of Christmas. Scrooge claims that the clerk, Bob Cratchit, would certainly think himself “ill-used” if Scrooge refused to pay him for the day.
How does the clerk feel about Scrooge?
Which of the following words is NOT a word Scrooge’s nephew uses to describe Scrooge? 3. How does the clerk feel about Scrooge? A He loves Scrooge.
How does Scrooge treat the clerk?
Scrooge, a “tightfisted hand at the grindstone,” treats his clerk, Bob Cratchit, coldly. He even begrudges Cratchit’s taking Christmas off to be with Tiny Tim and the rest of his family. Scrooge says the ghost just doesn’t get it.
What does Scrooge say to his clerk on Christmas Eve?
It’s Christmas Eve, and Scrooge is about to head home after another long working day. His underpaid, over-worked clerk, Bob Cratchit, is also getting ready to leave the office. As Scrooge starts to button up his winter coat, he expresses his displeasure at Cratchit’s wanting… (The entire section contains 137 words.)
Why does Scrooge give Bob a day off?
On this particular evening, after his clerk, Bob Cratchit has worked through another unbearably cold day, (because Scrooge refuses to waste money to heat up the room) he is outraged to hear his employer ask for a day off for Christmas. After harshly scolding him for such a request, he gives Bob the day off to spend with his family.
Why does Scrooge keep the coal bucket in A Christmas Carol?
Scrooge keeps the coal bucket and will not allow Cratchit to take any. The dark, wintry night, and the approach of Christmas Day, should provide the conditions for some seasonal camaraderie between Scrooge and his clerk, but Scrooge’s misery wins out over all.
When does Scrooge pay a day’s wages for no work?
The clerk smiled faintly. “And yet,” said Scrooge, “you don’t think me ill-used, when I pay a day’s wages for no work.” The clerk observed that it was only once a year. “A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. “But I suppose you must have the whole day.