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"Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge... a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!"

Stave 1

2

"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

3

"If they had rather die...they had better do it and decrease the surplus population."

Stave 1

Scrooge says this to the charity men about 'the poor'

4

"Mankind was my business."

Stave 1, Marleys ghost to scrooge

5

"This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both..."

Stave 3, Ghost of Christmas Present to Scrooge

6

"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

7

“A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. . . “Bah!” said Scrooge, “Humbug!”

Stave 1

Oxymoron

8

"Bah, Humbug"

Stave 1, shows scrooge resentment to others

9

"The founder of the feat" (toasting to scrooge)

Stave 1

He is a good-natured man... shows the kindness of the poor

10

I wear the chain i forged in life"

 

Stave 1

11

"Marley was dead: to begin with"

Stave 1

Suspense

12

"Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, “My dear Scrooge, how are you."

Stave 1

Shows what scrooge was like, creating a resentment

13

"Your lip is trembling," said the Ghost. "And what is that upon your cheek?"

Stave 2

Start of the transformation, shows his care for others

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