Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, amd self-contained, and solitary as a oyster.
He has spent but a few pounds of your mortal money: three or four, perhaps. Is that so much that he deserves his praise?
It isn't that , Spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil.
Why bless you heart alive, my dear, how late you are!
kissing her a dozen times, and taking off her shawl and bonnet for her with officious zeal
Even though Scrooge is very wealthy, that doesn't make him happy. Scrooge has much more money than everyonme else but that is not the only measure of human accomplishment. The narrator describes Scrooge as a old sinner or wrongdoer. Scrooge doesn't have any accomplishment ecccept for money, which is no where near as important as happiness or having a loving family, which he does not believe in.
That's your account, and I wouldn't give another sixpence, if I was to be boiled for not doing it.
Scrooge has finally realized something. That even though Fezziwig spent about three or four pound of money on his party, even was having a goodtime. Scrooge saw that even though no one had much money there, they were all so happy and Fezziwig did desvere all that praise for his giving spirit.
The Cratchits aren't a wealthy family. During the Christmas season, they get together and spread so much cheer. Mrs. Crachit is making a meal for her large family and showing her love to them. Even though their family doesn't have much to show for wealth, they make it up in thier loving, kind family. Money does not matter to them.
Joe, the owner of a pawn shop. Joe takes advantage of willing poor people. Although Joe has money, that is not a great sucess because he is still very greedy. Joe will give the bear minimum of what people deserve to benefit himself. That is not a good quality to have when you could take what you deserve and be happ with it.