Dickens also develops the relationship between Scrooge and Bob Cratchit through his glimpses into the present and the future.
Through the Ghost of Christmas Present, for example, Scrooge learns intimate details about Bob Cratchit and his family. Specifically, he becomes acquainted with Tiny Tim, Bob's son, who still manages to exhibit Christmas cheer and goodwill to all men, despite his life-limiting illness.
Similarly, through the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge is shown the devastation caused to the family by Tiny Tim's death. Bob, in particular, is completely destroyed by his son's death but musters on, determined to stay as cheerful and kind as his son.
Through these glimpses, Scrooge sees a part of Cratchit's life that he has never seen before. He sees the reality of poverty and hardship and, more...
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