In a Christmas carol by Charles Dickens, the four ghosts are all
described differently. They all help to change scrooge into a nicer
person. The ghosts all act disparately and look disparately. Scrooge
has a different effect on each one of the ghosts, two of the ghosts he
likes and one of the ghosts he dislikes. Scrooge is also treated
dissimilar, some ghosts care for him, and others are forceful.
The ghost of Marley appears first, he is described as 'In his pigtail,
usual waistcoat, tights and boots; the tassels on the latter
bristling, like his pigtail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair upon
his head.' Marley also had a chain around his middle, which was long
and wound about him like a tail. The chain was made of cash boxes,
keys, padlocks, ledgers, deed and heavy purses wrought in steel.
Marleys body was transparent, so Scrooge could see the 2 buttons on
his coat behind. He also had a handkerchief wrapped around his head
and chin which held his jaw up.
The ghost of Christmas past turns up next. He is described as 'a
strange figure-like a child; yet not so like a child as like an old
man, viewed through some supernatural medium. Which gave him the
appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a
Childs proportions.' The ghost's hair hung about its neck and down its
back. His hair was white, as if with age; but his face wasn't old, and
didn't have any wrinkles in it. He had long and muscular arms, like
his hands. Its legs and feet were delicately formed. The ghost wore a
white tunic, and round its waist was a lustrous belt. 'It held...
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...ar the way!' This haunts the narrator and he wonders
whether it was a coincidence or not.
The three spirits tried to change Scrooge into a better person, by
showing scenes from his past, present and future. Scrooge realised how
nasty and selfish he was, when looking through the window at Bob
Cratchits house, seeing Bobs crippled son and the small amount of food
they eat. The ghosts make Scrooge feel guilty and he changes into a
better man. The three ghosts changed Scrooges view on Christmas and
now he loves it. The moral of this story is to treat people the way
you would want to be treated, not being nasty and selfish all the time
like Scrooge, but having fun and being kind to each other. Also people
who read this story, could change into a better person, they might
realise they are like Scrooge and they will change.
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