A Gristmas Carol: Literary Analysis: A Christmas Carol

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Mikayla Moore A Christmas Carol

The story A Christmas Carol begins with Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist. Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, passes away from unknown causes on Christmas Eve. This event, along with many other unfortunate events that took place around Christmas resulted in Scrooge hating the Christmas season.
On Christmas Eve, seven years later, Scrooge was sitting in his bedroom by the fireplace when the bells on his door began violently ringing. Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the close door. Marley’s ghost was tangled in chains, symbolizing that he was chained to his job and he only cared about money. Marley warned Scrooge that he would soon be visited by three ghosts. The three being the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Scrooge, on edge, went in his bed, but never fell asleep. The atmosphere in his room was very tense.
Later that night, a bright light shined from his window. A candle personifying Christmas past floated up and landed by Scrooge’s bed. The ghost grabbed Scrooge’s hand, flew him out the window, and began showing Scrooge visions of his past Christmas days. Beginning with Scrooge alone at school, then with him working with his friend, and lastly breaking up with his girlfriend.
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A deep, loud voice called Scrooge’s name. Scrooge walked through the door and saw an enormous man sitting on a throne of Christmas presents. The man introduced himself as the Ghost of Christmas Present. The ghost demanded Scrooge grab his robe in order to see visions of the Christmas present. The ghost showed Scrooge his employee having a happy and jolly Christmas dinner with his family. This made Scrooge feel guilty about being rude to his employee when he wanted Christmas Day off. The ghost then took Scrooge to a large grandfather clock that towered over them. The Ghost of Christmas Present disintegrated into ashes after the clock struck midnight because Christmas was

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