Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Favorite Fictional Character--Scrooge

Oops...forgot to give credit where credit is due! Favorite Fictional Character is the brainchild of the incomparable Ryan of Wordsmithonia fame.

Ahhh Scrooge...how I love thee.  You may ask how I can love such a miserable curmudgeon.  Well, I love him in the beginning when he is completely obnoxious and mean because it makes his complete transformation at the end all the more wonderful...the total contrast of it.  The character of Scrooge shows us that there is hope.  That even the most horrible of persons can change.  When any of us starts feeling bad about ourselves...that we have done something wrong or we may not have been as kind as we could have... we should remember Scrooge and take comfort in the fact that if it's possible for Scrooge, one of the most despicable characters ever written, to become a good person than it is, in fact, possible for us.

A few of my favorite Scrooges from film and television:

Scrooge (1970)--Albert Finney








A Christmas Carol (1951)--Alastair Sim








A Christmas Carol (1999)-- Patrick Stewart



Of course, these are not the only Scrooges over the years, but these are my favorites!

13 comments:

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  2. Great post this week. As I posted earlier I finally read A Christmas Carol for the first time and I appreciated this character so much better now.

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  3. I was just reading A Christmas Carol to my son tonight! His first introduction to Scrooge and he told me "sounds a lot like the grinch." ha!

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  4. Ryan-forgot to give you credit at the top of the post...oops! I fixed it though =0)

    Michele-I have a gorgeous illustrated version...I might try reading it to my boys this year. Great idea!

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  5. Michelle, I answered that email! I''ll go forward my sent email to youé (I did wonder when I didn't get another reply from you...) It's a good thing you checked with me;) I'll go do it now!
    Lucy

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  6. Loved all three who played Scrooge, but my favorite was Patrick Stewart.

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  7. Michelle - this is great! I love the Scrooge. I love the whole idea of the transformation he does with each visit from the ghosts.

    Great post this week. I love the pictures of different Scrooges of the years. Great addition.

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  8. Love the Scrooge character, and I always enjoy Albert Finney's characterizations.

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  9. Michelle, I don't know what's up but I sent you an email reply twice! Maybe you need to check your junk mail- sometimes messages end up there. Today I also sent you an email asking you if you received mine. I replied your email to:

    miller4plusmore@bellsouth.net (same address I received it from).

    I don't really want to post my reply in your comment section here. Is there another email I can send it to?

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  10. Thanks everyone! I so love Scrooge...I can't help it =O)

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  11. I hadn't thought about it but after reading your post I realize that Scrooge is one of my favorite characters too! I'd always reserved that for character hero/heroines like Francie Nolan or Atticus Finch!

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  12. George C. Scott is my fav Scrooge. In fact, I need to watch that movie tomorrow night!

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  13. Lisa...I bought that one last year at a used book sale. I haven't watched it enough to make my determination if he's one of my favorites, but that could change. I'll watch it a couple of times again this year!

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