A Christmas carol: Character profile

Rashida Ali
Mind Map by Rashida Ali, updated more than 1 year ago
Rashida Ali
Created by Rashida Ali about 6 years ago


GCSE English literature Mind Map on A Christmas carol: Character profile, created by Rashida Ali on 08/21/2015.

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A Christmas carol: Character profile
  1. Scrooge
    1. A selfish business man who transforms into a charitable philanthropist
      1. Tight fisted
        1. 'Oh! but he was a tight fisted hand at the grindstone, scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner."
        2. Isolated/ hidden/ lonely/ private
          1. 'Hard and sharp as a flint from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self contained, solitary as an oyster."
            1. "' Why cannot we be friends?' ' 'Good afternoon' said scrooge."
            2. Hostile/ cold hearted/ harsh/ indifferent/ bitter /nasty
              1. '"The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheeks, stiffened his gait, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and spoke out shrewdley in his grating voice."
                1. " A frosty rime was on his head, his eyebrows and his wry chin"
                  1. " He carried his own low temperature around with him; he iced his office in the dog days and didn't thaw it one degree at christmas"
                    1. " External heat and cold had little influence on scrooge"
                      1. " No warmth could warm him, nor wintery weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitter than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty."
                        1. " Foul weather didn't know where to have him. The heaviest rain, snow, hail and sleet could boast of the advantage over him in one respect. They often came down 'handsomely' and scrooge never did."
                          1. " Even the blinds mens dogs appeared to know him; and when they did would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said ' No eye at all is better than an evil eye dark master
                          2. Arrogance/ pride
                            1. " But what did Scrooge care? It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance was what the knowing one called 'nuts' to scrooge."
                            2. Selfish
                              1. "Scrooge had a small fire, but the clerks fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal."
                                1. " But he couldn't replenish it, for scrooge kept the coal box in his own room"
                              2. Stubborn/ obstinate
                                1. 'Scrooge said 'bah' again and followed it up with 'humbug'
                                  1. " Why cannot we be friends' 'Good afternoon said scrooge ' i am sorry with all my heart, to find you so resolute.... so a Merry christmas uncle.' ' Good afternoon' said Scrooge ' And a Happy new year' ' Good afternoon' said scrooge
                                  2. Heartless/ rude/ materialistic
                                    1. "Are there no prisons ? ' asked scrooge ' And the union workhouse?' demanded scrooge 'Are they still in operation?' ' The treadmill and the poor law are in full vigour, then' said scrooge ' oh i was afraid,.....something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,' ' i am very glad to hear it'
                                      1. ' i wish to be left alone' said scrooge '.....i help to support the establishments i have mentioned : the cost enough : and those who are badly off must go there
                                        1. ' if they would rather die' said scrooge ' they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. besides excuse-me- i don't know that.' 'its not mu business' scrooge returned......'mine occupies me constantly.....'
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