He is beside himself with fear and sadness, and desperately promises the spirit that he will keep Christmas in his heart from now on. They both peeped inside from the window. Scrooge buys a prize turkey and sends it to 's house. Second Spirit — Ghost of Christmas Present Again Scrooge got up, back in bed, as a clock struck two, he got up and went into the next room. As punishment for his greedy and self-serving life his spirit has been condemned to wander the Earth weighted down with heavy chains. Lesson Summary In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 introduces readers to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, his good-natured clerk Bob Cratchit, and nephew Fred.
GradeSaver, 26 July 2002 Web. The irony is that people are not worried or perturbed by this death; rather some people are happy that it happened. He was continually avoided because of the way he went about things but without even saying a thing his embrace gripped strangers so much they would completely avoid him. We just don't really get why he's so fixated on Scrooge coming. Scrooge witnesses the hardships that the Cratchit family is going through, including not having enough money for a proper Christmas meal, and the illness of the youngest son, Tiny Tim. He never sees the ghosts again, but he keeps the spirit of Christmas alive in his heart as well as anyone.
Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits on the next three nights. He has an employee named Cratchit who is very poor and can barley afford food for his family. Scrooge then tells off the people collecting charity donations, and grumbles and complains that the fact that his clerk Bob Cratchit gets a paid day off for Christmas is theft. He could not take that anymore. There was the young Scrooge again, seated next to a lovely girl. The next time Scrooge wakes, there is a warm light coming into the room and he finds the Ghost of Christmas Present, a gentle giant in a fur robe, sitting atop a feast of Christmas food. Use this storyboard to record information about each character.
Lastly, the spirit points Scrooge to a grave in a churchyard—the grave of the mysterious dead man—and Scrooge sees his own name engraved. Then, they see Scrooge as an apprentice with the Fezziwigs — it is a joyous time of parties and music. They flew to quieter, emptier places… but everywhere Scrooge saw people filled with Christmas energy. As discussed in the analysis of Stave Four, all the ghosts have visited Scrooge in one night, not three. As it is often read in the form of a drama play it can be especially good to delve into the different characters and see what makes them tick.
Once home, however, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his long-dead business partner, wearing a long chain. Scrooge reacts to the merriment with violence. The spirit is extinguished and Scrooge falls asleep. He checks around the house, but everything seems hunky-dory. To his shock, a clock chimed one. However, that particular Christmas Eve he is visited by the doomed ghost of Marley who reveals that three spirits will visit him that night. Use the storyboards to create a visual definition of the word.
While dozing in his chair, Scrooge is awakened by Marley - or more precisely - his ghost. God bless you, merry christmas… But one look at Scrooge and he fled without completing the verse. As a kid, he was worthy of happiness and as a young man he was denied love in life. He hates happiness, love, family, generosity, Christmas, and probably also. He remains busy working when other are enjoying and shouts on charity workers.
Already the clock was chiming three quarters past eleven. Climax Scrooge is shown his own grave, and the grave of Tiny Tim, by the Ghost of Christmas Future. Bob quickly locked up and set off for home. Scrooge continues to walk through the city and happily talks with everyone he meets. Suddenly, the ghost of Christmas past appeared in front of Mr.
While we're fixing it we've put back the original test. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. The youngest son is Tiny Tim, a sick, saintly boy. Scrooge wakes up and is overjoyed that he has the chance to change the future. Scrooge retires to his bedroom to warm himself by his miserly fire and eat a bit of gruel.
Marley warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he doesn't repent, and foretells that he will be haunted by three spirits that will help guide him. When Scrooge falls asleep next night, he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, a tiny, elderly figure who shows him the scenes from the past when Scrooge grew up from a lonely young boy to man of miserly behavior. Scrooge realizes how empty his life is, and decides that it is never too late to make changes. As Marley's Ghost floats out through the window, Scrooge sees the other ghosts outside, each wearing its own chain. Its not a physical effect he has, its more of a visual effect as whenever anyone would see him they would experience chills down the back of his neck. What will happen to Tiny Tim? He is clearly really freaking out, but still manages to smart-mouth this ghostly horror for a while. Spoiler alert: Christmas Yet to Come is a pretty sucky place.
It mentions how no one ever approached him to see how he was or what he was doing, he had such an effect on the public that they never even thought to approach him. The first spirit — Ghost of Christmas Past Scrooge awoke in total darkness. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. The initial state may not be undefined, but can be null. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. After suffering through a hellish nightmare, he wakes up a happy, charitable, and redeemed man.