How does Dickens present Scrooge's response to Marley's warnings in A Christmas Carol?

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Scrooge reacts with fear when he first encounters the ghost of his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley’s ghost appears for the first time as a glowing face on the doorknocker of Ebenezer Scrooge’s house. Scrooge is shaken by the apparition, but he unlocks the door, enters his house, and lights a candle. He examines the door before he closes it and tries to shake off his uneasiness. Scrooge is too cheap to light more candles, but he does check all the rooms in the house. Scrooge tries to begin his usual ritual of cooking the evening meal, but he continues to think about Marley’s face. When Marley’s ghost comes into the room, Scrooge examines him cautiously.

Scrooge admits to the apparition that he doesn’t believe in ghosts. Then he makes a joke, a practice that is unusual for the typically cranky Scrooge, but the...

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