Give some background information regarding the novel.What is the purpose of your essay? (Show Scrooge changing)Why / How does he change? (Be brief in this paragraph)
Paragraph 1: The Beginning
What is Scrooge like at the beginning of the novel? Quote.Does the author create sympathy for Scrooge?Why? How?What are his feelings towards Christmas? Friends? Money?Why is he visited by Jacob Marley?How are their fates' linked?Discuss any literary techniques you might have notice, what effect do they create?How do they improve the story
Paragraph 2: Christmas Past
How does Scrooge react to a) the Ghost b) visions of his pastWhat does this reveal about his character?What does the Ghost show Scrooge? Why? (1-2 examples, quote)What do we learn about Scrooge in the past?Was he different?Why did he change?How does- his past affect him?Does he regret anything?Is he motivated to change?
Paragraph 3: Christmas Present
How does Scrooge react to this ghost?Has his attitude changed yet?What does the Ghost show Scrooge? Why? (1-2 examples, quote)What is Scrooge's frame of mind? (is he willing to change?) How do you know this?(Possibly comment on specific language)What motivates him to change? Why? (Hope for him? For Tiny Tim?)