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In "A Christmas Carol," what does the Ghost of Christmas Present represent?
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the ghost of christmas present represents happiness and freedom
It serves as the central Christmas ideal – generosity, goodwill and celebration. Appearing on a throne of food, the spirit evokes thoughts of prosperity and merriment.
quote: “free as its genial face, its sparkling eye, its open hand, its cheery voice
Posted by h1n4 on November 8, 2008 at 8:47 PM (Answer #1)
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The Ghost of Christmas Present represents what an authentic life, truly lived, with family, friends, love and celebration really looks like. Scrooge does not know what it is like to live a real life, his life is dark and gloomy, dominated by the pursuit of material wealth. He is alone, choosing to cut himself off from any associations with family or others. He even treats himself in a miserly way, his home is dark and cold, bare and empty.
His wealth has not made him happy, in fact in stark contrast to The Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge's wealth is insignificant compared to what this spirit shows him.
A wealth that does not bring him happiness, a wealth that he does not share. But rather uses as protection from the world. He blocks any and all contact with family or members of society by shielding himself behind his fortune.
The bounty that The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge is in direct contrast to his meager life. This ghost is careful to show Scrooge not only his own nephew, Fred, who lives comfortably and is happy, but, Bob Crachit, as well, who lives on the small salary he earns working for Mr. Scrooge, yet his family is happy.
This ghost's job is to show Scrooge that money is not the path to happiness, something that he will discover, but must be forced to look upon.
Posted by pmiranda2857 on November 8, 2008 at 10:15 PM (Answer #2)
It represtents chrity because with his torch he gives a sprinkle of good flavour to the poor's food
Posted by agusver on May 19, 2012 at 1:56 PM (Answer #3)
the ghost of christmas present, represents the present time
Posted by taherben on August 5, 2012 at 2:55 AM (Answer #4)
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