"What right have you to be merry? ...You're poor enough!"(622)
"Come then, what right have you to be dismal?...You're rich enough!"(622)
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die." "623"
"If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population." (623)
"...I mean to give him the chance every year, whether he likes it or not, I pity him..." (652)
In this scene Scrooge is being confronted by his nephew who loves christmas and is an overall cheerful person. He tells his uncle to be happy and have a merry christmas. Scrooge then proceeds to call his nephew poor and that he has no reason to be happy, to which his nephew responds with that Scrooge is too rich, he has every reason not to be sad and nasty. This shows that Scrooge is not a happy person .
"If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die."(645)
"Oh no kind spirit! Say he will be spared!"(645)
Scrooge does not care for the poor people neither does he care for anyone else, but himself. This shows how much he hates christmas and everything, everyone and anything to do with christmas. He was just asked how much he wanted to give to charity, he refused to give. Furthermore, he told the poor people to die. We see he has no compassion.
"I am not going to take this kind of thing any longer therefore...therefore I am about to raise your salary."(669)
Scrooge realizes how much his nephew actually cares for him as he gives as speech about why he cares for his uncle. He makes sure to say to hi to him and check up on him. He wants to try to change him form the monster he has become. Even though SCrooge always pushes him back he always tries his best to be kind and loving. This showing the theme of compassion Fred has every right to dislike his uncle, but he has compassion for him and feels bad.
The spirit tells Scrooge that Tiny Tim will die if nothing is altered from how things already are. His illness is catching up to him and the Cratchits could not pay for proper doctor care. Scrooge cries out to the spirit and asks if he can be spared in any way. The spirit responds how scrooge responded when he was presented with the chance to help the needy, they should die. This is showing the compassion of Scrooge developing as he sees how horrible these situations really are.
After his visits with the spirits, Scrooge puts his lessons to the test. Scrooge caught Bob being late to work. Bob expected to be yelled at or to be fired. He knows that his boss hates christmas. As Scrooge opens his mouth he says that he is going to raise his salary and that the expenses to a doctor's visit for Tiny Tim will be covered by Scrooge. The theme of compassion is fully developed in this scene as we see a once grim man who would not care if a baby was dying in front of him to a man who just saved a boys life.