"'It matter little. To you, very little. Another idle has displaced me; and, if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come as as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.'"
This secene is Scrooge all alone. This scene shows the theme of money csn't buy happiness because Scrooge has a bunch of money but he is so unhappy. He is incredibly bitter and very lonely. Money can't buy him happiness but being around people who love him and people that he love will buy him happiness. In the text it says "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner."
This is the scene where Belle breaks up with Scrooge. This shows Money Can't Buy Happiness because Scrooge let money come before Belle in his life. Belle and Scrooge were very much in love. They were engaged but soon Scrooge started earning more and more money and spending less time with Belle. She begins to notice that he would rather have money than her so she breaks up with him. Scrooge thought that she would want all the money but she just wanted to be with him.
The ghost of Jacob Marley
This scene shows Fezziwig's party that he threw for all of his family and friends. This shows the theme of money can't buy happiness because "he spent but a few pounds of your mortal money;three or four perhaps"(637). Fezziwig didn't spend much on the party but everyone there was bursting with joy.
The theme of money can't buy happiness is shown in this scene because the family is all together around the fire. The Cratchit family is very poor but their home and family is filled with so much love and joy. The whole family is excited, including Tiny Tim which makes him say "God bless us everyone!'(648). The family is so poor but they are so happy to be all together.
This scene shows money can't buy happiness because it is when Jacob Marley comes to see Scrooge. Marley was just like Scrooge when he was alive. He was loaded with cash but he was so angry and bitter. When he visits Scrooge, he tells him "in my life my spirit never rove beyond the narrow limits of our money-changing hole."(628). Marley never went out and appreciated the world, he just stayed inside with all his money which gave him a torturous fate later on.
This scene shows the theme of money can't buy hapiness because it shows us what the future holds for Scrooge. Scrooge lived a life woth much money and riches but he died alone. Everyone hated him while he was alive that it left no one to mourn his death. Instead of the people being sad about his death, they said things like "I thought he'd never die"(658). All the people made jokes about his death which shows that even though he had money, he had nobody to love him.