A Christmas Carol Book Report
The first spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Past, takes Scrooge to Christmas scenes of Scrooge's boyhood, reminding him of a time when he was more innocent.The scenes reveal Scrooge's lonely childhood at boarding school, his relationship with his beloved sister Fan, and a Christmas party hosted by his first employer, Mr Fezziwig, who treated him like a son.The following day he gives Cratchit an increase in pay and begins to become a father figure to Tiny Tim.From then on Scrooge treats everyone with kindness, generosity and compassion, embodying the spirit of Christmas.The spirit informs Scrooge that Tiny Tim will die unless the course of events changes.Before disappearing, the spirit shows Scrooge two hideous, emaciated children named Ignorance and Want. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech.
The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, shows Scrooge a Christmas Day in the future.
Scrooge, upset by hearing Belle's description of the man that he has become, demands that the ghost remove him from the house.
The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to a joyous market with people buying the makings of Christmas dinner and to celebrations of Christmas in a miner's cottage and in a lighthouse.
The book is divided into five chapters, which Dickens titled "staves".
A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, Jacob Marley.