A Christmas Carol

What is Scrooge's appearance in stave one and stave two?


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In Stave One, Scrooge's appearance is as cold as his heart.

The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.

Stave Two? A description of him in the present, or a description of the boy or young man he once was?


A Christmas Carol