"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future."

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Ebenezer Scrooge

The play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is about Mr. Scrooge, a money-loving man, whose partner, Jacob Marley, dies on Christmas Eve. Seven years later on the same day, Scrooge comes home and sees where the doorknob should be instead...MARLEY'S DEAD FACE! Later that night Marley's ghost comes and tells him he will be haunted by three ghosts at the stroke of midnight. The Narrator makes the story funny and so does a part in Christmas past.

The ghost of Christmas Past shows past Christmases in Scrooge's past. One of them is very funny. It's a Christmas party where they dance to a music style that probably didn't exist in the time period story it takes place. Looking at his past, Scrooge wishes some things he did before going to see his past Christmases.

The ghost of Christmas Present shows how his clerk's Christmas is going, and how he affects the future. The ghost tells him what will happen in the future don't have to happen if he alters some things he did. Scrooge doesn't want to see Christmas Future after seeing everything he has seen.

Christmas Future isn't looking good for him and Tiny Tim, for they both they are dead. He sees how his choices made many people merry and sad at the same time. He pleads the three ghosts to let him have a second chance. He wakes up and goes make everyone happy and changes the way people look at him. It of course leads to a happy ending.

James Keegan as Mr. Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
James Keegan as Mr. Scrooge in A Christmas Carol



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