In a vision that the ghost shows Scrooge he sees Bob Cratchit, who lives on a meager salary working for Scrooge, but is still happy because he is surrounded by family. The ghost is trying to show Scrooge that money is not the path to happiness. Scrooge never enjoys himself, which is clear when you look at his living conditions, which are dark and cold constantly. After this vision, Scrooge realizes that the Ghost of Christmas Present symbolizes happiness and unity found in togetherness. Bob Cratchit is poor, but doesn’t mind it because he is happy to have his family with him.
On page 253 Fred says “A Merry Christmas, Uncle! God save you!”. then Scrooge responds with ‘Bah! Humbug!” this proves he is grumpy because his nephew said “Merry Christmas” and Scrooge told him that he doesn't care and he needed to go away. On page 254 Scrooge says “Nephew, keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.”.
Scrooge denies and asks if the prisons and workhouses are full, and refuses to give anything. Later on Christmas Eve, three spirits sent by Marley attempt to change Scrooge’s ways. The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows him how miserable he was as a child and how he became a grumpy old man. The reason he is the way his is today is his lost love left him for him loving money more than lovingnher. “Another Idol has displaced me.
The tale is about a greedy and selfish man called Scrooge. He is totally not interested in celebrating Christmas due to having a unique thinking. During the story, he independently meets three ghost from past, present and future. They tell him the mistakes he has made and he is still making and also if he doesn’t listen to them, he will also have to go through them as well. The ghosts of Christmas past refresh his old memories and what he has lost in his life.
After Fred leaves, a pair of charity workers (labelled as “Portly Gentlemen” in the text”) enters the counting house to ask Scrooge for a donation for the poor. Scrooge replies that prisons and workhouses are the only charities he supports, in which he follows up with ``If they would rather die ... they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” and the charity workers leave empty-handed. Scrooge then complains about Bob wanting a day off for Christmas day. "What good is Christmas ... that it should shut down business?" Scrooge eventually agrees to give Bob a day off but tells him that he must arrive at the office early the next day.
Scrooge was afraid that would die and became a miserable ghost like his friend, Marley, and was sad to see Tinny Tim dead. So, Scrooge decided to change, in the end of the novella Scrooge turned out to become a person who enjoyed Christmas as he was before. In conclusion, every ghost has affected Scrooge in different ways to change his behavior even though the Ghost of Christmas Future is the most influence one on him. But if he wasn’t reminded about his past by the Ghost of Christmas Past and wasn’t invited to see the present that he didn’t knew by the Ghost of Christmas Present, he may not had
In "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a transformation as a result of his encounters with three ghosts and becomes a kind, happy, and generous man. His greedy, cruel, and grumpy demeanor is replaced seemingly overnight, but he doesn’t just wake up and decide to be nice. It takes three Spirits to change his outlook on life - The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. The Ghost of Christmas Past makes Scrooge begin to regret his selfishness, and the Ghost of Christmas Present begins to teach him about others. This second Ghost helps to make him realize that money doesn't buy happiness.
The example of fire and light also holds true for Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Before the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirits of his seven years dead business partner Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas’s past, present, and future, he despises Christmas and everything about it, almost forcing his clerk, Bob Cratchit to work Christmas day. Even his always cheerful nephew Fred cannot seem to break through the hatred. But while Scrooge worked as an apprentice for Mr. Fezziwig, the hatred was not present. But through the series of events that happened in his life.
The first one was his deceased friend Jacob Marley. That ghost scared Scrooge out of his wits. Then there was the Ghost of Christmas Past, - a supernatural figure with white hair but not a single wrinkle in its face. The Ghost of Christmas Present, a giant who is very golly and is dressed quite elegantly in a green robe. The last one the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
After seeing all of these regretful decisions Scrooge states, “Remove me! I cannot bear it!” This shows that Scrooge is now regretting his poor decisions. The second spirit that comes to visit Scrooge is the Ghost of Christmas Present, he is a very jolly man wearing a simple green robe. The spirit takes Scrooge to see Cratchit's house when he is there his family toasts to Scrooge. Scrooge is very confused.