Symbolism In Christmas Carol

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Ease a Heart Sometimes we need someone or something to come and ease our heart. That’s exactly what Ebenezer Scrooge needs in the book A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is an old cranky man who despises Christmas. Scrooge has no joy in his heart; his heart is dark and chained up. Since his heart is dark and chained up he needs his heart to have light in it. On Christmas Eve night, Scrooge gets haunted by four specters. The four specters are Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. These specters teach Scrooge that he needs to ease up his heart or there will be consequences. The specters symbolise Scrooge’s whole life; greed and money, the past, the present, and the future. By the end of this essay, hopefully you, the reader, will be able to understand how the four ghosts help ease up Scrooge’s heart. The first ghost that comes to Scrooge is Jacob Marley, who symbolizes how Scrooge will end up if he does not change. When Jacob Marley haunts Scrooge he shows how that if Scrooge doesn’t change his actions, he will…show more content…
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. This evidence shows that this ghost is representing when Scrooge was older and younger. That is what the Ghost of Christmas past
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