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  • S5: Setting
  • "No fog, no mist; clear, bright, jovial; golden sunlight; heavenly sky; sweet fresh air."
  • "i will live in the Past, Present and the Future."
  • S5: Scrooge's Transformation
  • "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel."
  • "I'm quite a baby."
  • S5: Parallels with Stave 1
  • "Not a farthing less.  A great many paybacks are included."
  • It is no coincidence, the weather has (the fog in particular) has cleared up.  This reflects Scrooge's transformation as he can now clearly see the world for what it is and his eyes have been opened to the true harsh conditions of society.  There are no obstacles and his ignorance has been challenged.  His future is bright as long as he changes. 
  • S5: Scrooge joins Fred for the family party.
  • "Will you let me in Fred?"
  • Scrooge finds himself in his own bed and he repeats his promise to the last of the three spirits and demonstrates his committment to his change.  This is a new beginning for Scrooge as though he has been reborn.  The similes present his happiness and relief and add to the joyful mood of the stave.
  • S5: Scrooge becomes a generous employer.
  • "i am going to raise your salary and endeavor to assist your struggling family."
  • "make up the fire and buy another coal scuttle,"
  • Dickens reintroduces elements from Stave 1 and uses a cyclical structure to show Scrooge's transformation.  He pledges a generous  donation to charity and finally accepts social responsibility and this educates the reader on the importance of helping other people.. 
  • S5: Scrooge is a selfless man.
  • He became as good a friend as a good a master, and as good a man as the good old city knew.
  • His own heart laughed.
  • Scrooge goes to Fred's house despite his previous behavior and is welcomed.  The acceptance of Fred and his family demonstrates that family love is unconditional and can be a source of happiness.
  • Scrooge offers to help the Cratchits and sees that it's his responsibility to help others who are worse off than him.  In doing so he gets a second family. 
  • Scrooge was better than his word.  To Tiny Tim he was a second father.
  • Scrooge's character completely changes.  He becomes generous, happy and sociable after learning the importance of social values, family and the Christmas spirit.
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