Posted in Week 16 - A Christmas Carol (12/18/16-12/24-16)

Stave V – The End of It

If I could draw people, I would choose either Scrooge carrying the turkey and other goods to Cratchit’s house (which doesn’t happen in the book) to show his new generosity OR — and better — the moment where he humbly goes to his nephew’s house to accept the party invitation. That scene in particular truly shows a changed and repentant attitude.

However, although I couldn’t completely avoid people this week, both of those push what I can do in that respect much too far.

That’s why it’s a cathedral. I also think it’s important to note that Scrooge went to church. Although never explicitly mentioned, one can infer from the story that this was not something he was in the habit of.

Sorry for the blurry image; I just couldn’t get it to focus appropriately. 

I started with a ruler – I think I would have learned by now…

 

He dressed himself “all in his best,” and at last got out into the streets. The people were by this time pouring forth, as he had seen them with the Ghost of Christmas Present; and walking with his hands behind him, Scrooge regarded every one with a delighted smile. He looked so irresistibly pleasant, in a word, that three or four good-humoured fellows said, “Good morning, sir! A merry Christmas to you!” And Scrooge said often afterwards, that of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard, those were the blithest in his ears.

[…]

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.

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