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What's Scrooge delivered in a Christmas Carol - What's he like? Have we been sympathetic to him? Can he change? What language features are utilised to get this done? Ebenezer Scrooge This essay is looking at the character, Ebenezer Scrooge throughout the drama. It looks at the person he is and the man he or she becomes. Additionally, it looks at the speech Dickens uses to portray Mr Scrooge. Dickens portrays Scrooge as a ' tight fisted, penny pincher' using alliterations and metaphors such as, 'wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner' emphasising his meanness. He seems a mean old man with no time for the parties of Christmas, nor another particular day at that! Even when the voice of his nephew rings outside to wish him a very Merry Christmas, his reply was ' Bah, Humbug!' He snubs people using the frost of his character and talks with a voice that begrudges their happiness and united joy. He is even bitter to the clerk, Bob Cratchit for a paid day off, stating ' A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty - fifth of December! ' ' (Stave 1) When the ghost of Marley seems, Scrooge attempts to jest with him to distract his anxieties but also the spectre voice 'disturbs the very marrow in his bones.' He begs for mercy and inquires why the 'horrible apparition is troubling him' Although awful and mean, the reader finds here that Scrooge is also a coward! Jacob Marley tells of the chains that were forged in life and what's waiting for Scrooge, telling him 'I am here tonight to warn you, which you've got a chance and hope of escaping my fate' (Stave 1) If Scrooge didn't change his mean old manners, then he is only to look forward to a later life like poor Jacob. On Scrooge's disappointment and di...