How does Bob Cratchit refer to Scrooge?
"Mr Scrooge, The founder of the feast"
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In a Christmas carol Fezziwig's kindness and good spirits makes Scrooge wish that he could speak with Bob Cratchit. Why is that?
This is the beginning of Scrooge's conversion, as we see him compare his own actions with those of the late Fezziwig. He wants to talk to Cratchit to express his remorse for his previous attitudes.
After Scrooge has reformed his life at the end of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol he invites Bob Cratchit to him for some 'smoking bishop' what did he mean?
Smoking Bishop is hot, spiced wine similar to wassail -- something like a hot sangria, scented with oranges and infused with port. This kind of drink was commonly served at the end of a meal. The little ceremonies attached to it and the various personal recipies make it a very hospitable concoction.… ( Full Answer )
Robert (Bob) Cratchit is Ebenezer Scrooges clerk in the novello AChristmas Carol published in 1843
he pays bob 15 shillings a week which roughly about 5p now 2nd Answer: The above figure is correct. While not dire poverty, it is quite low. It works out to 39 pounds per year. "Family wages" for Victorian England was probably closer to 50 pounds per year, and even at that it would be a very modes…t living with very little or anything left for luxuries or "extras". A skilled tradesman would earn more that Bob if fully employed, so it is strange that Bob, a white collar worker who would have had a marketable skill, would accept such wages. Of course if he didn't there wouldn't be much of a story, so perhaps its not best to take Dickens as a study in economics. ( Full Answer )
Even in 1843, a turkey was an emblem of fullness and prosperity -- something only the wealthy could afford. Scrooge gave this to the Cratchits to ensure that they would have a feast they deserved, as a kind and loving family.
Because Bob (somehow) sincerely believed that Scrooge was worthy of thanks for this meal. Mrs. Cratchit (obviously) disagreed.
Bob remained loyal to Scrooge. He thought that Scooge althoughfinacially rich was poor in life and this saddened Bob.
At that time work was scarce in Britain. Any jobs had to be helddown no matter what or how the employee was treated because unlessthere was work no-one had money for food, warmth or shelter.
That is correct. Scrooge under-paid Cratchit, treated him badly, knew nothing about his home life, threatened to fire him, and (apparently) barely viewed him as a human being. But he was Cratchit's boss.
He went to ask forgiveness for his behavior to his nephew Fredshome and accepted his invitation to dine with them
He gets this feeling of love/care when he sees Cratchit and his family at the dinner table and when he sees Tiny Tim. He regrets his actions towards Cratchit and he wants to make him feel better. He experiences to love, joy, caring, and kindness by just looking at their happy family.
The Ghost of Chritasm Present takes Scrooge to the Mines of Walesand then to a light house and Freds home. The Ghost of ChristmasYet To Come took him to Scrooges office where someone else was nowworking and then to the Graveyard where Scrooge would see hisTombstone
He gave him the day off and a raise on Christmas day. The movie/ book ends on Christmas day.
Scrooge sees a boy passing by his home and gets the child to go and buy the "Prize Goose" that is on display at the localPoulterer's. He then sends the Goose to the Cratchit's by way of the Poulterer,and remains anonymous as a result. Because of the distance he evenpaid for a cab.
the toast that bob makes is " The Founder of the Feast indeed!" and mrs. crachit was mad because she didnt have a nice feast and found out that scrooge was sneaking on them
because he is the founder of the feast and he is the only souce of money to the Cratchit family, without them there would be no feast or day of for Christmas
On the first occasion to she how they lived and to understand bobslife . On the second occasion it was to witness the impact of TinyTims death on the family should he not get the medical help needed.
Loyalty and to a degree sadness as he felt that Scrooge was missingout on so much of life
Scrooge catches Bob Cratchit coming into work late to give Bob Cratchit a raise in his salary.
Because Scrooge gives him bob a raise and now the family was mean to Scrooge no nice,
They are not alike. Scrooge is a mean individual who cares for noone whilst Bob is a meek and mild loving family man who tries tosee the good in everyone
He tells Bob that he is going to raise his salary. Then he tellshim to buy another coal scuttle and bulk up the fire before he dotsanother "I" or crosses another "t"
Thye are not alike . Scrooge is a cold misery old man who careslittle for anyone whilst Bob is a loving father who tries t see thegood in all and takes time to be part of a loving family despitehis poverty
If he could have Christmas day off to spend with his family andcelebrate the season.
He realises how he has treated poor Bob and how faithfull Bob is tohim despite this treatment
The offices are cold and dimly lit by solitary candles. There islittle if any fire to warm the office and Scrooge denies Cratchettany more coal citing it a waste of good money. Scrooges' attitudetoward Bob is poor and he takes time out to continually critisiseBob
He doesnt. Its is Ebenezer Scooge after his change of heart thathelps Bob and his family
Initially appallingly - typical of the time and in contact of themessage Dickens was trying to portray about the way lower classpeople were being treated. However, this changes as Scrooge seesthe error of his ways.
"You'll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?" said Scrooge. "If quite convenient, sir." "It's not convenient," said Scrooge, "and it's not fair. If I wasto stop half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll bebound?" The clerk smiled faintly. "And yet," said Scrooge, "you don't think me ill…-used, when I pay aday's wages for no work." The clerk observed that it was only once a year. "A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth ofDecember!" said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. "ButI suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier nextmorning." The clerk promised that he would; ( Full Answer )
During the visit of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge isshown a scene where Tiny Tim has passed away, and witnesses themourning of the family. Bob Cratchit recounts a passing moment withScrooge's nephew, Fred. Fred, being a naturally affable person, wasgenuinely sympathetic to the Cratchit… family, and told Bob to "cometo me." Bob was deeply touched by the gesture, and even speculatedthat Fred might be able to find their son Peter a "bettersituation." This thought both encouraged and comforted the grievingfamily. ( Full Answer )
Initially we see Scrooge as an oppressive employer who seeks todomineer Bob and treat him harshly. Then when seeing the visions ofhis own past and how Fezziwig treated him and his employeesScrooges attitude starts to change. And then in stave 5 we seeScrooge, the changed man soften toward Bob and ra…ise his salaryimmediately plus seek to help Tiny Tim ( Full Answer )
This seems to refer to a play of which there are thousands ofversions. However, in stave three of the book the Cratchit familyare visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present and Scrooge. They seethe family as poor as they are celebrate Christmas. Scroogewitnesses the illness of Tiny To. And is shocked… to discover thiswill be his last Christmas. Despite begging the ghost to say thisisn't so the ghost rebukes him saying, better he die and decreasethe surplus population. Following this Bob offers a toast to thefounder of the feast, Mr Scrooge, the family are appealedespecially Mrs Cratchit who is sure he'll have as wonderful time.Bob asks for pleasantness as its Christmas day. The family drinkScrooges health. This episode shows Scrooge the families dislike ofhim,the loyalty of Bob but also some of the meaning of Christmas ( Full Answer )
Scrooge bought the huge prize turkey and sent it to the Cratchithome on Christmas Day
Bob is grateful for the fifteen shillings and six pence pay heearns each week compared to nothing at all and tries to make a badsituation more tolerable. However, Mrs Cratchit sees Scrooges badattitude toward the loyal hard-working bob and is incensed by it
What is the difference between Bob Cratchit's opinion of Scrooge in the rest of the Cratchit family's opinion?
Bob is a loyal people - He needs scrooges work or his family willstarve. Jobs of the time were few and many were like Bobs underpaid, but they were still something. The family saw how the MiserlyScrooge treated him and hated Scrooge for that
This is not actually in the original book. There are references instage play scripts. The reference is because Bob thinks thatScrooge has gone mad when offering Bob a pay rise on Boxing Day(26th December)
Many strong words. She calls him a miserly old man and tells Boboff for even bringing the name to their Christmas table. Shebusinesslike Scrooge with a vengeance for his treatment of poor Bob
When scrooge is taken to Fezziwigs party by the Ghost of ChristmasPast Scrooge laments that he wish ob was there now so that he couldsay one or two things to him. This was in reaction to seeing howFezziwig treated his own employees and leads us to believe thatScrooge has a heart after all
This is not in the original book but potentially added into screenplays (one example found) This was referring to Bobs shock atseeing the normally misery old Scrooge dancing with joy atChristmas and offering him a pay rise
Led by Bob Cratchit the toast was " To Mr Scrooge, founder of the feast!"
Bob stands at the Christmas dinner table and says "Mr Scrooge!said Bob; I'll give you Mr Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!. His familiy are appalled as they know Scrooge to be a miserly, hardhearted man who mis-treats the loyal Bob. Mrs Cratchit responds " The Founder of the Feast indeed! cried Mr…s Cratchit, reddening.wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon,and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it. "My dear, said Bob, the children; Christmas Day. It should beChristmas Day, I am sure, said she, on which one drinks thehealth of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as MrScrooge. You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than youdo, poor fellow! "My dear, was Bob's mild answer, "Christmas Day. "I'll drink his health for your sake and the Day's,said MrsCratchit, not for his. Long life to him. A merry Christmas and ahappy new year! He'll be very merry and very happy, I have nodoubt! It is clear by her reaction that Mrs Cratchit loaths the Scrooge wesee in the early staves, yet in the loyal compasionate Bob thatseeks to keep the spirit of Christamas ( Full Answer )
At that time in London there were so many people moving in to thecity seeking work and a better life that the city was at breakingpoint, food was scares, accommodation as terrible , work wasscarce, the levels of homelessness and deprivation wereunimaginable so to have any job that paid was to be hel…d on to nomatter how poorly you were being treated ( Full Answer )
at that time work in London was very scarce. any work found had tobe taken and held on to else people would starve
Scrooge sees two things. Firstly how he misses the comfort andwarmth of family together at Christmas something he had not had inhis very early years and also he learns about how loyal Bob is ashis emplyee despite how harshly Scrooge treats him. The reaction ofMrs Cratchit brings it home to Scrooge
"Let me hear another sound from you," said Scrooge, "and you'llkeep your Christmas by losing your situation!
It was Bobs way of showing rspect and loyalty and of course in amanner of speaking thanks for his position
IN stave four Bob describes the planned resting place for their sonTiny Tim. This is undertaken infront of the Ghost of Christams YetTo Come and Scrooge
Initially she refuses and challenges Bob on the matter. Bob tellsher "its Christmas" meaning to have the christmas spirit and atleast have peace of heart
Surprisingly its the Cratchit family. Although they have nothingthey understand the true meaning of Christmas
So Scrooge will see the life his loyal employee Bob has and how hemanages to live on the meager wage he pays