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  1. 1. A Christmas Carol Characters
  2. 2. Fred (Scrooge’s nephew) Fred is Scrooges only living relative. Fred is also a gentleman of some means, but, unlike his miserly uncle, he is a kind-hearted, generous, and very cheerful who loves Christmas
  3. 3. Ebenezer Scrooge <ul><li>Ebenezer Scrooge is the principal (main) character in Charles Dickens ' 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol . At the beginning of the novel, Scrooge is a cold-hearted, tight-fisted and greedy man, who despises Christmas and all things which engender happiness. &quot;The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and he spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice ...&quot; is what the book describes him as </li></ul>
  4. 4. Marley’s Ghost In life, Marley was the business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge . As teenagers, both men had been apprenticed in business and met as clerks (presumably in accounting ) in another business. The firm of Scrooge and Marley was a nineteenth century financial institution , probably a counting house , as Marley refers to their offices as 'our money-changing hole'. They have become successful bankers , with seats on the London Stock Exchange ; they are also stockholders and directors of at least one major association, but a vast amount of their wealth has been accumulated through usurious moneylending . Scrooge is described as Marley's &quot;sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner&quot;. He has been dead seven years by the time the story begins.
  5. 5. Tiny Tim He is the son of Bob Cratchit . When Scrooge is visited by The Ghost of Christmas Present he is shown just how ill Tim really is, and that Tim will die unless he receives treatment. When visited by The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come all he sees of Tim is his crutch, as Tim has died.
  6. 6. Fezzwig <ul><li>Scrooge revisits Fezziwig with the Ghost of Christmas Past, during the Fezziwigs' lively Christmas party. Fezziwig is one of the few people to whom Scrooge is thankful, “He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil…The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.” Scrooge is reminded how much he once appreciated Fezziwig. Since Fezziwig is the elder Scrooge's opposite in many ways — in kindness, generosity, affection for his employees, relationship with family, and apparent happiness — Scrooge is thus confronted with the fact that his own choices have diverged greatly from those of someone he admires. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ghost of Christmas past <ul><li>The Ghost of Christmas past was the first of the three spirits. The Ghost of Christmas past was the first of the three spirits Then he was shown the day when his beloved, younger sister Fan picked him up from there after repeatedly asking was shown an episode from his time as an apprentice to Mr. Fezziwig , which started merely three days after the above and *only* visit home after so many years without. The spirit also showed Scrooge the day when, as a young man, he compelled Belle, his fiancée, to end their relationship as his increasing obsession with his money caused him to alienate her. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ghost of Christmas present <ul><li>The Ghost of Christmas Present was the second of the three spirits (after the visitation by Jacob Marley ) that haunted the miser Ebenezer Scrooge , in order to prompt him to repent. According to Dickens' novel, the Ghost of Christmas Present appears to Scrooge as &quot;a jolly giant&quot; with dark brown curls. He wears a fur-lined green robe and on his head a holly wreath set with shining icicles. He carries a large torch, made to resemble a cornucopia , and appears accompanied by a great feast. He states that he has had &quot;more than eighteen hundred&quot; brothers (in fact eighteen hundred and forty two) and later reveals the ability to change his size to fit into any space. He also wears a scabbard with no sword in it, a representation of peace on Earth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The ghost of Christmas future <ul><li>It is the ghost that haunts the miser Ebenezer Scrooge , in order to prompt him to adopt a more caring attitude in life and avoid the horrid afterlife of Marley. Scrooge finds the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come the most fearsome of the spirits; he appears to Scrooge as a figure entirely muffled in a black hooded robe, except for a single gaunt hand with which he points. Although the character never speaks in the story, Scrooge understands him, usually rough assumptions from his previous experiences and rhetorical questions. The Ghost's general appearance suggests that he may be associated with the Grim Reaper . The Ghost's muteness and undefined features (being always covered by his robe) may also have been intended to represent the uncertainty of the future. He is notable that even in satires and parodies of the tale, this spirit nonetheless retains his original look. </li></ul>