BC: Created By: | Kaylee Schnobrich | Lauren Waklatsi
FC: Project Created By: Kaylee Schnobrich and Lauren Waklatsi
1: Question 1: The people who weren't wealthy believed that if you're wealthy you should be content with life because you are able to provide for yourself and your family. The reason Scrooge's wealth was inconsistent with his lifestyle was because he wasn't happy and hadn't been happy for a while. Because he was wealthy it seemed to make no sense that he was unhappy.
2: Question 2 | The first scene that Scrooge visited was one of himself as a child, alone in the school. This caused Scrooge to regret that he did not give money to a boy singing carols at his door the previous night. | The second scene was Scrooge as a young man. His sister Fran had came to bring him home for Christmas. After the scene, Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past had a conversation about how Fran died a woman. Her son was Scrooge's nephew and Scrooge sorely regretted being so harsh on his nephew. | The third scene was Scrooge witnessing the dancing and festivities at the place where he used to be apprenticed. This made Scrooge wish he could talk to Bob Cratchit. | The fourth regret was Scrooge being turned away from the lady who would have been his future wife. He went through agony and deep regret when he realized he let his greed get in the way of his family. | The fifth scene was Scrooge going through rage as he listened to his ex-fiance talk about Scrooge's old business partner, Jacob Marley. When Scrooge heard them talk about how he wass quite alone and on the verge of death, Scrooge felt guilty that he wasn't along-side his partner in business.
3: Ebenezer Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Present whether Tiny Tim will live or die. The Ghost replies, "I see a vacant seat..." | Tiny Tim is a cripple. He has to use a crutch for support and half of his body is supported by an iron frame. | Scrooge is so upset and begs the Ghost to tell him that Tiny Tim will live, and when the Ghost simply spits Scrooge's own words back at him, Scrooge is overcome with regret and shame.
4: Question 4: Scrooge didn't show concern for children earlier. When the Ghost of Christmas Present shows him the scene, he also quotes Scrooge, making him realize the harshness of his own words, causing him to show concern for the people he wronged earlier. | Quote 1: " He had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." Quote 2: "Are there no prisons, no workhouses?" Stave 1
5: When Bob Cratchit toasted Scrooge, his wife was disbelieving, sarcastic and angry. She said that it must be Christmas, because on no other day would someone give a toast to Ebenezer Scrooge, who is--according to Mr. Cratchit--the founder of the feast. Even Tiny Tim was upset that his father would raise a toast to Mr. Scrooge, because Scrooge was the "Ogre" of the family. However, this really shows what a forgiving and grateful man that Mr. Cratchit was. | When Scrooge's nephew gives a toast to Scrooge, it is more out of pity than it is out of gratefulness or forgiveness. His friends laughed at the thought of the nephew shaking Scrooge. This reveals the nephew doesn't seek revenge on Scrooge, he just feels sorry for all of the happy memories that Scrooge missed while being bitter and isolated.
6: The sign that Tiny Tim is dead is that all of the Cratchit children are quiet. | The second is when the sentence, "The colour? Ah, poor Tiny Tim!" appears. | The third is a Cratchit child saying, "Don't mind it, father. Don't be grieved!" | One way Scrooge's nephew shows kindness is by saying he is sorry. | Another kindness is him offering to be an assistance in any way.
7: Question 7: When Scrooge saw his own death and also saw how no one cared, it dawned on him that how he treats others affects him more than he thought. The climax is the realization: the transition from bad to good in Scrooge. In the end Scrooge understands the meaning of Christmas Spirit.
8: When Scrooge asked the Ghost of Christmas Future if he could alter the future, the Ghost simply pointed to the grave and then pointed to Scrooge. As Scrooge kept begging, the hand begins to tremble. I think this means that the Ghost was beginning to pity Scrooge and lets him alter the future.
9: Redemption is shown in A Christmas Carol by Scrooge finally realizing what he was doing wrong and how it was affecting him because people would only show him the same respect he gave them.
10: By changing his ways he gains genuine respect from the people because they no longer have the need to be afraid of him. If anything he feels better about the things he does and the way people treat him because he knows he is doing right. All credit going to the Ghost of Christmas of Future. | The Ghost of Christmas Future was the most influential on Scrooge's transformation. Granting Scrooge the privilege of seeing the consequences of his actions caused a change of heart for Scrooge. Scrooge hadn't seen how his actions were going to effect him because he felt that he had power over his own future.