A Christmas Carol : Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

It bothers me, but Alice breaks up with Scrooge just because he happens to be come more successful in business. It seems like she was only thinking of herself and her own happiness rather than giving him a chance. It was partly her fault the reason he became so bitter later in life. She contributed to that. She acted very self righteous .



"Life is like a box of Krispy Kreme donuts".

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

She broke up with him because he had lost interest in her. All he cared about at that point was money.

Nothing wrong with him being successful in business, if he was able to leave his work behind him at closing time and enjoy her company when he wasn't at work. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to do this.

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Jim Hutton (1934-79) & Ellery Queen =

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

He was going to propose marriage to her. She just said that he "changed". She blamed him for everything. She was a typical narcissist.



"Life is like a box of Krispy Kreme donuts".

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

He had proposed marriage to her earlier at the party, when he gave her the ring. She accepted him. Later she changed her mind because he had changed.

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Jim Hutton (1934-79) & Ellery Queen =

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And she also knew that HE wouldn't be happy married to her, either. She asks him if they weren't already engaged, would he ask her to marry him today? He hesitates before answering, and she knows he's lying when he says he would. He'd never look at her now, because she has no money; he'd only be interested in marrying a rich woman because nothing but money counts anymore. So she did the right thing by breaking their engagement.

Flat, drab passion meanders across the screen!

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

If she was really selfish, she would have married him just for the money. Instead, she chose to break it off with him (and he didn't seem to care), and later, she's seen helping out the poor. She was anything BUT selfish.

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Jim Hutton (1934-79) & Ellery Queen =

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

He didn't care about her money. He just thought she was a babe and wanted to marry her. What is wrong with that? She went on about how he wasn't the same person. Maybe it was she that changed.



"Life is like a box of Krispy Kreme donuts".

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Quite clearly she states that he is changed.


"Our contract is an old one. It was made when we were both poor and content to be so, until, in good season, we could improve our worldly fortune by our patient industry. You are changed. When it was made, you were another man."



I do; and I release you. With a full heart, for the love of him you once were."


Most of the other dialogue in this scene points to the fact that he is changed and that his master passion is gain. If you love someone they should be the passion and that does not seem to be the case with Scrooge towards Alice.

Let's pray the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere. C.S Lewis

Re: Alice was the selfish one, not Scrooge!

OP is a gay-obsessed conservative who justifies all rich white guys (as per his posting history).

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LBJ's mistress on JFK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcXeutDmuRA


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