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  • Indirect Characterization
  • "Good afternoon!"
  • "I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends?"
  • Symbolism
  • "This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware of them both"
  • Symbolism
  • "I wear the link I forged in life... I made it link by link, and yard by yard"
  • Scrooge's nephew Fred comes to his office asking him if he would like to come to his dinner party, but Scrooge does not want to. He acts dismissive and rude by repeatedly saying "good afternoon" so he leaves.
  • Internal Conflict
  • "'A solitary child, neglected from his friends, is left there still'... Scrooge said he knew it. And he sobbed."
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present takes two children from his robe. Ignorance symbolizes how children in London get poor education, and become ignorant. Want symbolizes that they want the good education.
  • Indirect characterization
  • "But you were always a good man of business, Jacob"
  • "Business!... Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business."
  • "This is the even-handed dealing of the world!... There is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!"
  • Jacob Marley's ghost has a chain because of his old actions. He never cared about his personal life or anyone else's, just his business. The chain was his own wrong doing, and he paid the consequence for it.
  • Theme
  • "Our contract is an old one. It was made when we were both poor, and content to be so"
  • Scrooge comes to see his past, and comes across his old school. He sees a lonely boy left at the school with no where to go. It makes his cold heart start to thaw, because that lonely young boy was him.
  • Scrooge is indirectly seen as selfish. He only cared for Marley because he was a good business man, and thinks that business was Marley's whole life because that was true for himself.
  • The theme of this scene is the consequences of greed. Scrooge is becoming greedy as he becomes more wealthy, and is forgetting about his personal life and the lives of others. In result, he loses his fiance Belle.
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