Symbolism In 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 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. 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. Refusing to see more of the past, Scrooge got rid of the ghost and ended up back in his bedroom.
A light gleamed from under the door. A deep, loud voice called Scrooge’s name. Scrooge walked through the door and saw an
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