"Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge... a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!"
"Hard as sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self-contained, and as solitary as an oyster"
Stave 1, similies
"If they had rather die...they had better do it and decrease the surplus population."
Scrooge says this to the charity men about 'the poor'
"Mankind was my business."
Stave 1, Marleys ghost to scrooge
"This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both..."
Stave 3, Ghost of Christmas Present to Scrooge
"Merry Christmas Uncle"
Fred talking to scrooge, Stave 1... Shows the contrast of scrooge and him at this point, reflects what scrooge is going to turn into
“A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. . . “Bah!” said Scrooge, “Humbug!”
Stave 1, shows scrooge resentment to others
"The founder of the feat" (toasting to scrooge)
He is a good-natured man... shows the kindness of the poor
I wear the chain i forged in life"
"Marley was dead: to begin with"
"Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, “My dear Scrooge, how are you."
Shows what scrooge was like, creating a resentment
"Your lip is trembling," said the Ghost. "And what is that upon your cheek?"
Start of the transformation, shows his care for others