1A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens as a call for social reform in Victorian England. It is about a miserly, selfish old man named Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley warns Scrooge that his selfish ways are going to come back to haunt him. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three ghosts: the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Scrooge is a hard, cold miser who spends his days counting his profits and wishing the world would leave him alone.
Scrooges Nephew: Fred, Scrooges nephew (his deceased sisters son), is a pauper, but a cheerful man nonetheless.
Bob Cratchit:Cratchit is an accountant who works for Scrooge, and he is a kind and loving family man..
Jacob Marley:Marley was once Scrooges business partner, but he died seven years ago and now he returns as a ghost to warn Scrooge.
Ghost of Christmas Past: The Ghost of Christmas Past is theepitome of the contradictions of youth and age as well as winter and spring.
Ghost of Christmas Present: The Ghost of Christmas Present is a friendly, generous giant who shows Scrooge the homes of Bob Cratchit as well as Scrooges nephew, Fred.
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come:The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is a dark phantom, and the only part of this ghost that Scrooge sees, beyond his black robe, is a hand with which he points at the things Scrooge is to take notice of.
Tiny Tim Cratchit:Tiny Tim is Bob Cratchits youngest son. He is a lame boy with a cheerful nature despite his ailments.
Donations Collectors: Two men collecting donations for charity come to Scrooge expecting that such a wealthy businessman will contribute to their cause, but Scrooge refuses.
Belle: Belle is the young woman who once loved and was loved by Scrooge. Unfortunately, his love for her was replaced by his love for money
This is above all else a story of redemption. Scrooge is redeemed when he is forced to take a moral inventory and realizes that he is severely lacking. Scrooges sins are greed and selfishness. He cares only for gathering money for moneys sake. Note that he does not spend it. By contrast, the innocent characters in the book like Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, Fred and Belle care for others first and foremost. They do not have much money, but if they do get money they spend it on the ones they love
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