The Importance Of Ghosts In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Imagine being taken on a world in your past, present, and future. Imagine spirits popping up in your house transmitting you back and forward in time to see what Christmas truly is and what will happen if you do not change now. In the book A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens, all the spirits contribute significantly to the overall change of the main character Ebenezer Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge his childhood school and enhances memories. The Ghost of Christmas Present reveals what will happen to his employee’s son unless he opens up his heart. The Ghost of Christmas Future takes his swing on things and ties it up with a visual rather than an auditory lesson.
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The Ghost of Christmas Present reveals what his employee’s son might happen unless he opens up his heart. In the book, it states, “‘Spirit,” said Scrooge, with an interest he had never felt before, “tell me if Tiny Tim will live.” “I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.’...” he continued, leaping from his stool, and giving Bob such a dig in the waistcoat that he staggered back into the Tank again; “and therefore I am about to raise your salary!” Bob trembled and got a little nearer to the ruler. He had a momentary idea of knocking Scrooge down with it, holding him, and calling to the people in the court for help and a strait-waistcoat.” The quote is significant because the spirit changed him so fast, and it contributed to the overall change. It represents the change that the Ghost of Christmas Present was able to accomplish. Scrooge was beginning to feel remorseful after hearing that Tiny Tim would die soon. With the guilt and sorrow, he not only decided to pay him more but better yet he gave him food so they wouldn’t starve too. This spirit contributed to the lesson of greed, and it will feel better if you share your wealth with

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