This extract from Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' presents the metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge - from a miserable miser to a joyous, charitable man. After refusing to celebrate Christmas, mistreating his clerk, Bob Cratchit, and ignoring pleas for donations, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The ghost warns him of impending visits by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet To Come, who nudge Scrooge to reassess his cruel and miserly behaviour.
On realizing that it's still Christmas Day, an elated Scrooge sends a boy to buy a large turkey for Bob Cratchit. He also generously tips the boy and the poulterer's man. Now a transformed man, Scrooge sets off in his best attire, wishing everyone he meets a Merry Christmas.
Encountering the elderly gentleman who had previously sought donations for the poor, Scrooge immediately makes a generous contribution and invites him over. Happy and content, Scrooge visits his nephew Fred's home and partakes in the festive dinner, achieving unprecedented levels of happiness.
The next day, when Bob Cratchit arrives late at work, Scrooge surprises him by pretending to scold him but instead gives him arises and promises to help his struggling family. This moment serves as the culmination of Scrooge’s transformation — he becomes a generous and loved man, an excellent friend, master, and a second father to Tiny Tim, who thankfully does not die as once predicted.
Scrooge's transformation here reminds us of the spirit of Christmas and the power of generosity and compassion.