Since Scrooge does not have his family throughout his childhood, it makes him feel sad and unloved.
"A Solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still today"(634)
When Scrooge sees his sister and finds out that he is able to go home and see his family, he becomes instantly happy.
"I have come to bring you home, dear brother!' said the child"(635)
The Cratchit family is poor but they find a way to look past that despite there problems in life.
"'God bless us every one!'"(648)
In this scene Scrooge is a little boy and his family is poor, so his father sent him away to a boarding school. His father does not let him come home on Christmas which gave him bad memories about Christmas. This shows that everyone especially children because it can affect them throughout the rest of their lifetime.
Scrooge needs his nephew to be there for him because they are the only family that they have.
"'So a merry Christmas, uncle!'"(622)
In this scene Scrooge is a young boy, and he is at his boarding school. One day his sister came and told him that he was able to come home for Christmas which was a big deal for him. This shows that when family can be mean or hurt you in a way that you still love them and they can still make you happy
In this scene the Cratchit family is eating, and they are saying grace when Tiny Tim says god bless everyone, considering that Tim is the sick one in the family, it shows how strong he is. This shows that if you have your family surrounding you, you can do anything.
In this scene Scrooge's nephew came to his boarding house to ask him if he would like to come have dinner with him and his soon to be wife. This shows that even when your family blocks you out and is mean to you, you should still support them and they will eventually come around.