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Ebenezer Scrooge

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Ebenezer Scrooge, fictional character, the miserly protagonist of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843).

A Mad Tea Party. Alice meets the March Hare and Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's "Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" (1865) by English illustrator and satirical artist Sir John Tenniel.
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Despite his transformation at the end of the story, the character is remembered as the embittered miser and not as the reformed sinner, and “Scrooge” has entered the English language as a synonym for a miser.

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