They are asking him for money to help the poor. He doesn't want to give them any, saying that there are already poorhouses, workhouses, and prisons. He also feels that deaths among the destitute would "decrease the surplus population."
The portly man wants money for the poor or a donation and Scrooge refuses to donate, so as they leave Cratchit slips him some money which was very nice considering that he doesn't have much wealth. Hope this helped. :)
The were business men who were seeking charitable donation to provide the poor with food and comfort at Christmas.
They hoped for a charitable donation to help buy the poor and need some food and warmth over the Christmas period
Theyare both business men in London city. In additon they try to undertake charitable works
The "want" referred to is the food and basic living conditions of the poor and includes care for health and shelter
They asked ofr a donation to provide food and warmth to the poor over Christmas
To ask Scrooge for a donation to help those less fortunate at the season time
The two portly gentlemen
Fred his nephew and two portly gentlement who were seeking a charitable donation
Two portly gentlemen who were seeking contributions from the business community to help pay for a little food and warmth for the starving and homeless at that time of year
One of the telling traits was Scrooge's conversation about "a charitable donation" with the two gentleman. Here he asks the iconic question when told of the plight of the poor, " are there no prisons, are there no work houses, and the tread wheel, is that still in good vigour?".
The relative was Fred Scrooges nephew he visited SCrooge at Scrooges counting house and invitied Scrooge to dine with he and his wife on Christmas Day. Scrooge refused stating that Fred should keep Christmas in his own way and he (Scrooge) would keep it in his
He oders a prize turkey for his lowly employee Bob Cratchitt, he finds the two portly gentlement and offers them an untold some for charity and then he seeks the forgiveness of his nephew Fred for all his past misgivings and stays to have Christmas dinner with them
The two "visitors" refer to the two business men who approach Scrooge asking for a charitable donation to help the poor and needy "at this time". Scrooge asks "are there no work houses?", are there no prisons?" And the treadmill is that still in use?" . All of which he thought that the poor should suffer because they were poor.
In Stave 2, Scrooge regrets not speaking kindly to Bob Cratchit
The cast of Two Ladies and a Gentleman - 2011 includes: Meg Fee as Eleanor Rogers
Following his change of heart scrooge hurries to find the two businessmen to offer a large donation and then goes on to seek forgiveness of his nephew Fred
He buys bobs family a proze turkey for Christmas dinner, makes a very sizable donation to the two portly mens charities, raises Bobs wages and seeks to ask forgivenes from his nephew for disowning him for so long