Why does Scrooge hate Christmas?

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Why does Scrooge hate Christmas?

‘If they would rather die,’ said Scrooge, ‘they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. He says this in the first stave of the story. In this episode, the two men come to Scrooge’s office to ask him to give to charity.

For classical political economists, the poverty and unemployment generated in the early stages of capitalist development denoted the existence of a surplus population caused by the inability of the poor to postpone marriage and behave in a rational and virtuous manner.

Q. What does the term surplus population mean?

Surplus populations are those groups in society that are not necessary to capital as it seeks to multiply itself. The figure of the surplus population hovers over nearly all of Capital, but it is in the latter stages of the first volume, in chapter twenty-five, that Marx fleshes out the term more comprehensively.

Q. Who represents the poor in A Christmas Carol?

Bob Cratchit

Q. What Stave is decrease the surplus population?

Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol hates Christmas because it is a disruption of his business and his money-making, but he also hates Christmas because that happy time of the year emphasizes how unhappy he is and recalls memories he would rather forget.

Q. Did Scrooge cry when Marley died?

“It’s humbug still!” said Scrooge. “I won’t believe it.” His colour changed though, when, without a pause, it came on through the heavy door, and passed into the room before his eyes. Upon its coming in, the dying flame leaped up, as though it cried, “I know him; Marley’s Ghost!” and fell again.

Q. What does Bah Humbug mean?

an expression used when someone does not approve of or enjoy something that other people enjoy, especially a special occasion such as Christmas: 31% of people think we spend too much time shopping for presents. Bah humbug!há 6 dias

Q. Is Humbug a bad word?

A humbug is a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest. The term was first described in 1751 as student slang, and recorded in 1840 as a “nautical phrase”. It is now also often used as an exclamation to describe something as hypocritical nonsense or gibberish.

Q. How did Jacob Marley die?

heart attack

Q. Why did Marley’s ghost visit Scrooge?

Marley appeared to Scrooge because he wanted to help him make more of his life. … When he sees Scrooge he explains why he became a ghost. He said it was because he had not been a better man during his lifetime./span>

Q. What does Marley’s Ghost Symbolise?

Exam focus: Writing about Marley’s Ghost Marley’s Ghost carries the concerns Marley had in life. … These items symbolise the things Marley spent his life on – they are all related to money and protecting his possessions. It scares Scrooge.

Q. What does the ghost of Marley regret the most?

Regret 1: Marley regrets the way he lived his life because he missed out on so many opportunities for happiness. He neglected the people around him and focused only on his own wealth, and for that he is doomed to spend eternity walking in chains and watching joy without being a part of it.

Q. Who was Scrooge’s girlfriend?


Q. Was Scrooge sexually assaulted?

“Just you and I here again for Christmas, Scrooge. … You’ll be with me, just like last year,” says the headmaster in the TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as it becomes horribly clear that Scrooge was sexually abused or raped every Christmas at his boarding school after all the other pupils had left./span>

Q. Why did Scrooge’s father hate?

To my surprise, the Sim version includes a scene where the Ghost of Christmas Past says almost exactly what I had hypothesized… that Fan died in childbirth to Fred the same way Scrooge’s mother died in childbirth to him, AND that this was the reason his father hated him so./span>

Q. Was Belle Scrooge’s wife?

Belle is Scrooge’s former fiancée. She was visited by Scrooge with the Ghost of Christmas past. When Scrooge sees Belle, he is reminded of his greed.

Q. Did Scrooge’s mother died in childbirth?

Scrooges mother died in childbirth giving birth to him. You are looking at the black and white version that does not refer to his mother’s death. It is found in other versions, clearly stated by the Ghost of Christmas Past./span>

Q. Does Scrooge get married?

In Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas past shows us the young Ebenezer engaged to be married to Belle. … We can imagine that after a 20 year marriage, a miserly Scrooge has achieved great success in the money-lending business. He and Belle have two sons of 10 and 13.

Q. Who is the most important ghost in A Christmas Carol?

The ghost of Christmas yet to come has the most impact on Scrooge because it makes him fear what has yet to come and makes him want to change in any way possible. This spirit also pushes him over the edge making him realise he has to change his ways to not end up like Marley; forgotten and alone in Purgatory./span>

Q. Why does Scrooge fear the third spirit the most?

In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge fears the third spirit the most because it is visually intimidating. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is silent and wears a long, hooded garment. Scrooge cannot see any part of this spirit beyond one hand that blends into the night.

Q. What does each ghost represent in A Christmas Carol?

The Ghost of Christmas Past, with his glowing head symbolizing the mind, represents memory; the Ghost of Christmas Present represents generosity, empathy, and the Chri stmas spirit; and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come represents the fear of death and moral reckoning.

Q. Which ghost impacted Scrooge the most?

The Ghost of Christmas Present, obvviously had the biggest impact on Scrooge./span>

Q. Why is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come called a phantom?

So, why doesn’t the Ghost speak? Perhaps this last Ghost is silent to show Scrooge that he really does have free will to change the future. By not giving Scrooge definite answers to his questions, the future appears changeable if Scrooge changes his present course of action.

Q. What will happen to Scrooge if he does not change his ways?

Scrooge learns that if he does not change he will be the miserable man in the casket who no one loves or cares about. Overall the three spirits teach Scrooge to be a better man. At the beginning of Stave Five, Scrooge is happy that the “time” before him is his own.

Q. Why does the Phantom resemble the grim reaper?

If Scrooge’s future was more hopeful, or had already been altered by his actions, then it may be worth a guess that the Phantom would have appeared more happily or less foreboding. Given that Scrooge’s future is told in terms of the wake of his death, it makes sense that the Phantom appears like The Grim Reaper./span>

Q. What was the last ghost called in A Christmas Carol?

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Q. Is the ghost of Christmas future the grim reaper?

Because the Ghost of Christmas Future represents death. … Because in Christmas future, Scrooge is dead. The ghost is also an angel of death, hence his similarity to the grim reaper.

Q. What is the Ghost of Christmas Future personality?

The Ghost of Christmas Future

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come
Background information
PersonalityCreepy, dark, ominous, foreboding, silent, quiet, gloomy, obscured, fearsome, foreshadowing, haunting
AppearanceVery tall, skeletal, slender, shadowy black cloak and hood, luminous eyes
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