The Characterization of Fezziwig
Just from looking at this picture you can tell that Old Fezziwig was a jolly old man. But there's more...


Mr. Fezziwig
Mr. Fezziwig


"Clear away! There was nothing they wouldn't have cleared away, or couldn't have cleared away, with old Fezziwig looking on" (40).

This quote shows that Fezziwig takes initiative. When there is something that has to be done, he sees to it. From this quote, you can assume that Old Fezziwig, when he was small(so rather Young Fezziwig), had problems with organization when he was small. He possibly started apprenticing people because he thought that teaching people was important, since he had problems before.

"Why, it's old Fezziwig! Bless his heart; it's Fezziwig alive again!"

From this quote, which is what Ebenezer Scrooge had said, probably means that Fezziwig was kind, and caring man. Fezziwig must have been very kind with Scrooge. I think that Fezziwig is a kind, sensitive man, because his father was probably a senstivie man. Children take their habits mainly from their parents and the people around him.

"Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance Mrs. Fezziwig. Top couple, too, with a good stiff piece of work cut out for them; three or four and twenty pair of partners; people who were not to be trifled with; people who would dance, and had no notion of walking." (42).

From reading this passage in the novel, I can tell that old Fezziwig was a jolly old man. When he was a small little boy he must have had lots of fun, and been to many parties, and treated nicely.

This is a quote from the book for the picture:

"The Ghost stopped at a certain warehouse door, and asked
Scrooge if he knew it.

Know it.' said Scrooge. Was I apprenticed here.'

They went in. At sight of an old gentleman in a Welsh
wig, sitting behind such a high desk, that if he had been two
inches taller he must have knocked his head against the
ceiling, Scrooge cried in great excitement:

'Why, it's old Fezziwig. Bless his heart; it's Fezziwig
alive again.'"