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.
Suddenly, Jacob Marley’s ghost flies through the closed 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 to his bed, but never fell asleep.
When The ghost of Christmas Past haunts Scrooge, it shows him his past. It shows when he was a little kid, teenager, and young adult. This Ghost shows Scrooge’s mistakes and times when he was a happy, joyful, and not a greedy person. In this Stave of the book it says, “It was 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 child’s proportions” (Dickens 23). This quote from the book, in which Scrooge states that the ghost was not young or old; it was switching between the two.
A new spirit helps Scrooge along this way, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Yet to Come shows Scrooge a group of people barging into his home and stealing things from him, showing that people only benefit from Scrooge’s death. Scrooge’s reaction to this was beyond words, “This unhappy man- this stripped-bare corpse … could very well be my own. My life holds parallel! My life ends that way now!” Scrooge can tell that he needs to change the future, for his sake.
Each of the spirits gives Scrooge insight on his life until he eventually turns his view on the world around. Scrooge’s change in character is demonstrated through his actions, thoughts, and words. Actions can describe a person for who they are whether good or bad. Scrooge’s actions change throughout the book because of the visits with the persuasive spirits; the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. In the beginning he doesn’t want to give Christmas day off to his employee, Bob but reluctantly gives Bob the day off.
In the novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve that help him realize he needs to become more introspective. Scrooge is known as a grumpy old man who hates the joyfulness of Christmas. His experiences throughout the book help him realize that in order for him to lead a better life, he needs to become more compassionate towards other people. In order for him to not be despised and an unmourned man, he needs to be forgiven by the people in his life. With the help of the three ghosts, he realizes he needs to change his ways before it is too late.
Would it scare you if you fell asleep, woke up, and you found a ghost right in front of you? Will you take it as a dream or real life. An original book knowns as “A Christmas Carol” made by Charles Dickens tells the story about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man. With help, Scrooge found a ghost who introduced Scrooge with his past, present, and future. There were many versions of this story that shows or tells Scrooge is being lead to a graveyard by a ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
The story begins with an unnamed narrator recalling the story of a real incident that his grandfather told him. In the dense and remote forests of Cincinnati, in1830, there lived a man named Murlock, who appeared much older than he actually was. This text explores the supernatural aspect of the man’s house and the mystery surrounding his wife’s death, who died many years before he did. The narrator visits the much talked about cabin only to run out of the place with fear. The fact that not many people knew about his wife and her death, and the fear of spirits haunting his cabin, sparks an interest in the mind of the narrator.
In the novel, “The Canterbury Tales,” author Geoffrey Chaucer uses a pilgrimage to the grave of a martyr as a frame for his tale. He introduces a multitude of different characters with unique quirks, all from separate walks of life. One of these characters, the Host from the Inn, sets up a storytelling contest in an attempt to keep the entire group entertained. The first two tales that have been examined thus far come from the Pardoner and the Knight. The two tales were vastly separate in terms of morals, motives and entertainment.
Although when Marley visits him through the spirits and brings with him the Ghost of Christmas past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, many changes begin to boil. The settings that surrounds Scrooge throughout A Christmas Carol give a timeline to the changing personality of Scrooge starting with his neglected past, continuing with his gloomy present self, and finally with his possible murky future. Through Scrooge’s past one can see reasoning behind his attitude towards life. Along with this family issues and neglect are apparent. We see this through description of places where he spent a great deal of time, “Approached a mansion of dull red brick.” the mansion referred to is a school house where Scrooge attended.