Examples Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” shows the main character Scrooge as being haunted by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Dickens presents these supernatural entities with historic appearances, which have a strong reflection on the character and development of Scrooge. This is often overlooked on first read. The first example of this is the appearance of The Ghost of Christmas Past, which is used by Dickens to physicalize the mentality of Scrooge. The spirit is described as “like a child” and represents the child that is still inside him; It is his childhood that caused him to hate the festive season and he still holds the grudge, that being “a lonely boy” during Christmas set. The phantom is also said to be “yet not so like a child as

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