The theme of A Christmas Carol is change from bad to good.
“Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!”
“I’ll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family.”
The theme of A Christmas Carol is change from bad to good because at the start of the story Scrooge is a horrible, rude old. By the end of the story, Scrooge was the most happy, merry person you would ever see.
“‘You will be haunted,’ resumed the Ghost, “by Three Spirits.’… “I-I think I’d rather not,’ said Scrooge.’”
Scrooge started out at the beginning of the story as a horrible, cruel, rude person. Later in the story he learns that he is wrong and changes ways and becomes kind.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” (663).
Scrooge used to be very mean to Bob Cratchit and underpay him, this christmas he changed and decided to raise his salary so that he can afford to provide for his family for once. Bob was so surprised by Scrooge's gesture that he was very confused and thought that he was crazy.
Christmas Carol Final Project
Marley told Scrooge that he would be visited by the Ghosts and they would teach him a lesson, and he tried to politely decline. He changed because he went from not wanted them to visit to him asking them to teach him his lesson.
The visit from Jacob Marley and the three ghosts taught Scrooge to change his ways and become a better person. Scrooge shows change saying that he will take what he learned and never forget it, and use it for the rest of his life.