A to Z Challenge | Ebenezer Scrooge


This became my catchphrase for a good amount of time after I read A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens certainly had a great effect on my growing up years.

I don't like miserly people. And I am not writing about him for this reason either. I fell in love with this character when I realized that Uncle Scrooge from Ducktales was inspired by this character.

This character symbolizes coldness. However, he was never like that. His coming back to his older self is what I loved about him. He was receptive to the facts that showed him that time has made him a person who is hated by all. He was receptive to the facts that human emotions, compassion and love are what matters the most in the end.

As the last lines of the play states :

"Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him...it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well if any man alive possessed the knowledge."

Author's Note
I have always been a strong believer of the fact that people never change. Situations do. According to some people, What happened to Scrooge is a "change of heart". I beg to differ. It was just a rediscovery of his older self. The pleasure of reading this character was the fact that he could realize how few things that are "materialistic" are not the ultimate pleasure but the childhood innocence is.
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