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Can you be both Bah Humbug God bless us everyone These phrases draw both positive and negative images to mind The two lines are famous phrases from Dickens Christmas Carol The first line belongs to Ebenezer Scrooge and the second line was by Tiny Tim In this famous story which was written by Charles Dickens there is a very obvious use of positive and negative characters Dickens uses many different actions words characteristics details and mannerisms to show how the character is positive or how the character is negative One of the first characters that is introduced in the book is Scrooges partner Marley Marley is the type of man that loves money When he was young he received his first job working for a man in a counting house From a young age Marley loved money and knew he wanted to have a great deal of it in his life It wasnt long after he had been working at this counting house that Scrooge joined Marley Scrooge had been working for a man named Fezziwig who ran an opposing counting house in town Scrooge was offered more money elsewhere and he left Fezziwig After working together for a while Scrooge and Marley worked a plan to undermine Fezziwig and get his business from him The two were successful and started their own counting house called Scrooge and Marley Throughout the beginning of the story it is shown that Marleys love for money runs very deep within him As the years went on Marley as well as Scrooge swindle and talk their way into getting everything they want Because of their greedy personalities the two become very unliked people within the community In contrast to Marleys negative demeanor there is the small voice of Scrooges nephew This young man is the epitome of Christmas spirit He walks into Scrooges business and says A merry Christmas Uncle God save you Dickens 16
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