Though Fred is poor though not as poor as Cratchit , his attire is colorful and he is generous and sociable with his Christmas provisions. Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is a dark phantom, and the only part of this ghost that Scrooge sees, beyond his black robe, is a hand with which he points at the things Scrooge is to take notice of. At the Christmas church service, Tim hopes that people will look at his ailment and be reminded of how Christ healed the lame and blind. Marley warns Scrooge that he is making a terrible chain for himself. She desperately sells the stuff dead people leave behind. When he learns that is not the case, his heart is broken — as is ours. A Christmas Carol Major Characters Ebenezer Scrooge: Scrooge is a hard, cold miser who spends his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone.
Scrooge puts two and two together. Scrooge has shown no interest in the life of his clerk prior to this, and it gives him pause. They say the poor are especially in need at Christmas time. A giggly girl who is making her first official appearance as a young woman at the Christmas party. Scrooge, however, refuses to associate with his nephew. Though he falls in love with Belle instantly, one year later, he spurns her just as quickly.
Scrooge sees the workhouses as a solution to a problem, and shuts out the idea that their inhabitants are real feeling human beings. Scrooge sees the senses as pointless, as easily fooled or manipulated. He demands to know who the ghost is and the ghost answers that he was Jacob Marley when he was living. Marley is a product of a newly industrialized England and places money and financial stability above all else. The Debtors: A young couple who is indebted to Scrooge for some amount of money that they cannot presently repay, rejoices in his death, because now they may find some leniency in the creditor who takes over Scrooge's business. . Usage of redemption in A Christmas Carol to support social issues In thus constructing his narrative and the characters that bring it to an uplifting conclusion, Dickens is not only establishing his want for change in the social behaviours of Victorian London, but also his over-riding belief in the beauty of the human spirit.
Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley, and three ghosts that represent different stages of Scrooge's life. In Scrooge's vision of Christmases past, he remembers Fan picking him up from school and walking him home. He gets out of bed, opens his door, and sees that his home has been transformed into a Christmas feast! An innocent Scrooge before he is corrupted at the hands of Jacob Marley. A milliner is a person who designs, produces, and sells hats. He is eternally hopeful and sees the suffering in others much more than the suffering in himself. She criticizes Scrooge more than anyone because of what he is doing to her devoted and downtrodden husband. Scrooge is touched by the gentleness of the little boy and wishes to prevent this fate from occurring.
Marley is affronted at this phrase. Meanwhile the Lord Mayor gives orders to his servants to enjoy Christmas. Gallery has a collection of images and media related to. The ghost then shows Scrooge the poor Cratchit home, where Scrooge realizes that their youngest boy, Tiny Tim, is gravely ill. He has great integrity and refuses to sell out to Scrooge and Marley. Minor Characters Scrooge's Nephew: Fred, Scrooge's nephew his deceased sister's son , is a pauper, but a cheerful man nonetheless.
Because Bob's salary is so meager, the family cannot afford treatment for Tim. No matter how vivid the apparitions become, Scrooge insists that he knows better. Among other visits, Scrooge sees his nephew's Christmas party and realizes that his good-natured nephew pities him. Scrooge could have family, if only he would allow himself to. When Scrooge is dragged towards the window, thanks to one of Marley's chains, he is horrified to see thousands of spirits who, like Jacob Marley, were all green, misty ghosts bound in chains. Fezziwig is a kind-hearted and jolly man, but not a fool.
Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee. In other words, Scrooge is not alone; many people, while perhaps less obviously awful than Scrooge, share his sinful failings. Ghost of Christmas Past: The Ghost of Christmas Past is the epitome of the contradictions of youth and age as well as winter and spring. This is not just a tale of one man's redemption; it is a kind of call to arms for all people to take to heart. He begs to ghost to take him from the place. He worries about how to put food on the table, yet somehow always finds a way to keep humor in the air and provide treats for his children. She has always gotten Christmas Day off but, for some reason, tonight her boss is sterner and crabbier than ever.
The scenes show how Scrooge increasingly becomes obsessed with his fortunes and grows to despise Christmas. The narrator sets Scrooge up as the quintessential sinner, the most miserable man in the whole city. First, let's talk about the main characters. She bosses Scrooge around a bit and knows how to use tough love to her best advantage. Make sure to sign up for a dance audition on September 17th.
Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. All the apparitions warn Scrooge that he must change his greedy ways or suffer a horrible fate. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle. Three ghosts, who show him that the errors of his ways, visit Scrooge. Yet we have heard that Marley was at least somewhat generous in his lifetime. The only body part visible to Scrooge is an outstretched hand. In terror, he says, 'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.