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The Second of the Three Spirits

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Spirit of Christmas Present

The 2 Spirit


Scrooge's Present Pay attention to the religious ceremony of Christmas. Ideals of : Love & Sacrifice. The Ghost suggests that Scrooge has the opportunity to change. Redemption. Never is too late to learn.

Celebratory Nature of Christmas

Descriptions of large dinners. Feasts Celebrations Games Implying: Giving enriches the Giver! Pleasure for the individual Benefits Society.

The Ghost of Present serves as:

The central symbol of Christmas Ideal. Generosity Goodwill Prosperity Merriment. Sharing and Giving. Emotional and Spiritual Maturity.

Dickens portrays:

Upper Class vs. Lower Class of Victorian Era. He wants to sentimentalize the upper class for the lower class. Images of present through Scrooge's eyes undermine Victorian's class prejudice towards the poor. It also awakens Dicken's readers to the harsh reality od poverty and suffering.

The Second Ghost

The Ghost of Christmas Present is pleasant and young. It carries a torch shaped like a Cornucopia. An aura of good cheer and kindness. A feast of Christmas food filling the room.

The Torch of Light.

Symbolism The torch is a common emblem of both enlightenment and hope. Thus the Statue of Liberty, actually "Liberty Enlightening the World", lifts her torch. Crossed reversed torches were signs of mourning that appear on Greek and Roman funerary monumentsa torch pointed downwards symbolizes death, while a torch held up symbolizes life, truth and the regenerative power of flame. It symbolizes the vision of education to provide enlightenment to all the students.

1 Visit

Bob Crachit's house. Crachit's Wife & several children. Bob appears, carrying a little boy Tiny Tim. The boy is handicap (a cripple) Bob and his family wish Merry Christmas to everyone, even to Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge asks the Ghost if Tiny Tim will live. The Ghost foretells a vacant seat in the chimney corner.

Scrooge's Nephew where Christmas Party is on the way.

2 Visit

Scrooge's Nephew. Fred gives a feast for Christmas. Fred pities Scrooge because his money does not make him happy. The guests laugh and play games. Scrooge plays along with Fred and guests, forgetting that he is invisible. Fred makes fun of his oncle Scrooge and then toasts for him because he has been such a source for entertainment.

Scrooge notices that the Spirit is aging. His hair has grayed.

2 Monstrous Children Personifications.

Want A Girl. A child of mankind. Greed. Consumerism.

Ignorance A boy. A child of mankind. Not an excuse. Consumerism.

A ghost approaches Scrooge