'A Christmas Carol' - Stave 5 Key Quotations

"I am as light as a feather."

- SCROOGE -

CONTEXT:

Shows Scrooge's transformation.

THEMES:

Change; Happiness

LANGUAGE:

Simile = it's as though the weight of cruelty and selfishness has been lifted from Scrooge's shoulders, freeing him to feel lighter and happier.

"I don't know anything. I'm quite a baby."

- SCROOGE -

CONTEXT:

Shows Scrooge's transformation.

THEMES:

Change; Innocence

LANGUAGE:

Metaphor = Scrooge compares himself to a baby and this implies that he is once again innocent and open to the world around him.

"I have come to dinner. Will you let me in, Fred?"

- SCROOGE -

CONTEXT:

Another example of Scrooge's new personality. He accepts the invitation given by Fred at the beginning of the story, showing how he has changed.

THEMES:

Change; Redemption; Family

LANGUAGE:

Question = Scrooge is unsure whether or not his nephew will welcome him into his home, knowing how he has treated him in the past. This shows a newfound self-awareness and empathy that Scrooge lacked in the beginning.