In the movie Ebenezer Scrooge is an old mean man who hates Christmas. On Christmas Eve Scrooge is visited by different ghosts. The first ghost he was visited by was his former business Partner Jacob Marley. Jacob was in shackles when he arrived. Scrooge asks why and Marley states he wears the chain in which he forged in life.
They start out with an elderly Scrooge who has a terrible Christmas spirit. He is visited by his deceased business partner, Marley Jacobson, in an attempt to save his spirit from the same infection which destroyed his soul, greed. In order to do so, Marley sends three spirits, Past, Present, and Future, to
A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” (Dickens, 1). Throughout the story we are introduced to the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmases to come. Each of the ghosts educate Ebenezer with different lessons that will allow him to finally be liked among the citizens in a town in England. While he is taken on these wild journeys, he cannot be heard by the people he is visiting, until the ghosts leave him. Ghost of Christmas Past takes Ebenezer to a time when Marley was still alive.
Future doesn’t talk. He just wears a long, and black cloak. When Scrooge sees him he asks, “ You are. are you not, the Spirit of Christmas yet to come.”(Dickens 26) Future shows Scrooge shadows that makes him freak out and want to change is life for the better. The first shadow Future shows Scrooge is someone talking about a man’s death.
In the novella A Christmas Carol, by the successful British author Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, visits the horrendous mistakes of his past, learning how he became an antisocial, miserly man. Scrooge then must redeem himself or suffer a miserable fate; using examples from the text explain in what ways does Dickens, helps the misanthropic Scrooge redeem himself and spread the Christmas Spirit throughout Victorian England? The visits of the ghosts help Scrooge realize his wrongdoings; the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge through his past that leads him to become who he is presently. The ghost first takes him to his old school, where he stayed there for Christmas, but his friends went home for the holidays, but then his sister, Fan, picked him
After showing Scrooge his nephew’s dinner party, Present shows him two baby dolls. One is called Ignorance and the other is called Want. After Present, the ghost of the future comes and sees Tim dead, a dead man under a blanket, and people selling his stuff. Scrooge finally sees his future gravestone and wants to change. The spirits gave him a second chance and Scrooge woke up on Christmas.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his dead body: ’plundered and bereft; unwatched, unwept, uncared for’. This suggests that Scrooge is disliked while is alive but also while he is dead. This is proved as his grave showed no signs of care, no flowers or no sense of grief but left alone, rejected. Another example being the fact that a business man would only go to his funeral ‘’if a lunch is provided’’. This reinforces the fact that no one liked or cared about him.
People that live in the past enjoy their life less than people that live in the present. Well, the story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is about An old man by the name of Scrooge, and three spirits. Those three spirits are ghosts of past, present, and future. Scrooge is a misanthrope and he becomes benevolent later on because three spirits visit him on the night before Christmas and show him Scrooges past, present, and future. Each spirit showed Scrooge how greedy and biased he was.
As a result to his actions, his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley visits Scrooge attempting to change Scrooge for the better. Marley with all of his fearful powers compels Scrooge to change his old miserly ways. During the play three spirits Past, Present, and future who show Scrooge his past, present, and projected future. For example, Past brings Scrooge to his old lonely childhood. Present brings Scrooge to his friendly employee house, and Future brings Scrooge to his soon to be grave.
Both writings had many similarities, but no so many differences. In both the movie and the story Jacob Marley was dead, and his name was still on the sign where Mr. Scrooge worked. One night Marley started to haunt Scrooge and told him about what would happen to his future if he didn’t straighten up. There were also three spirits that came to his house, there was the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of the Christmas present, and a ghost of the Christmas yet to come. All three spirits took the Scrooge somewhere.