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some i know of are

ghost of yet to come - death

ghost of Christmas past - enlightenment or truth

ghost of Christmas present - Christmas spirit

tiny Tim (his employs son - bob cratchits kid) - consequence's or optimism

turkey (that he buys for bob cratchit and his family) - generosity

bed curtains - life

church bells - god

Fred (his nephew) - joy or second chances

fan (his sister) - hope or reuniting

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In "A Christmas Carol," light symbolizes hope, love, and rebirth. It represents a guiding force that can dispel darkness and inspire positive change in Scrooge and others. As Scrooge undergoes his transformation, light becomes a metaphor for his newfound understanding and generosity.

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Time is very important in A Christmas Carol, which is structurally centered around distinct elements of Past, Present, and Future. But, the time scheme of the story itself seems to make little sense. On Christmas Eve, Jacob Marley's ghost tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three ghosts on three successive nights. On Christmas morning, Scrooge awakes, having already been visited by all three ghosts. The three nights seem to be compressed into a single night. The presence of the spirits apparently bends the normal flow of time. A view further supported b y the fact that Scrooge goes to bed at two o'clock in the morning after Marley's visitation and awakes at midnight the same night--two hours after he fell asleep. Dickens uses the tem poral inconsistencies to emphasize the supernatural powers of the spirits--when they are around, normal earthly standards, including the flow of time, have no effect.

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Marley's chains are a symbol. Not seen in the films or the stage plays but in the book the chain is constructed of links of money safes, ledgers , banking books all symbolise what was important in Marley's life time

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IT adds impact to the story, it brings about imagery allows the reader and later the viewer to compare light and shade within the story.

Examples of this are Marley's chains. In nearly every film and stage performances that chains are large and heavy draped around the moaning Marly. In the book the chains are made up of safes, ledgers money bags etc all the things that were the great part of Marley's life

Ebenezer Scrooge's own headstone bears on the name - In reality most would carry an epitaph, a term of endearment for the loss of a loved one, no so for Scrooge and of course the use of the two children named Want and Ignorance produced from beneath the robes of the Ghost of Christmas Present. When Scrooge sees their emaciated bodies he asks the Ghost "whose children are they?" the ghost response is thundered "They are mans" , Scrooge ; "Have they no resource" meaning have they no one to care for them? the Ghost simply replies "Are there no prisons, are there no work houses". This is a direct quote from Scrooge in Stave one to the two gentlemen seeking a small charitable donation to assist the poor at that time of year

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One example is using the 2 children (Ignorance the boy and Want the girl) who were hidden beneath the Ghost of Christmas Present's robe - Scrooge asks him if the children are his and is rebuked with "they are man's" and it is explained that both want and ignorance are failings, yet Ignorance is the most dangerous of the two.

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While many have their own interpretations about the light on the Ghost of Christmas Past (from saying it represents the holiday season, the blessed star) I think it represents the characteristics and emotions of someone's past such as love and compassion.

While some might say that the cap the ghost wears that hides the light represents unkindness, cruelty, selfishness, greed and the option of removing/hiding away those memories; I think the cap represents the wrong and bad choices one has made in the past.

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  1. But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light, by which all this was visible; and which was doubtless the occasion of its using, in its duller moments, a great extinguisher for a cap, which it now held under its arm.
  2. And what was light one instant, at another time was dark, so the figure itself fluctuated in its distinctness: being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away. And in the very wonder of this, it would be itself again; distinct and clear as ever.
  3. Perhaps, Scrooge could not have told anybody why, if anybody could have asked him; but he had a special desire to see the Spirit in his cap; and begged him to be covered.
  4. "What!" exclaimed the Ghost, "Would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give? Is it not enough that you are one of those whose passions made this cap, and force me through whole trains of years to wear it low upon my brow!"
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The light emitted by the Ghost of Christmas Past was to light Scrooges dark past

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The rich and ignorant people of the time that did not see the suffering of the poor

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Its to see Scrooges dark past

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