List each character in the story and their relationship with Scrooge.

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A Christmas Carol is a story with many characters.  Here are the main characters aside from Ebenezer Scrooge himself:

Fred:  Fred is Scrooge's nephew by his sister.  He is cheerful and he loves Christmas.  He is patient with his negative and rude uncle.

Bob Cratchit:  Bob is Scrooge's employee.  He...

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A Christmas Carol is a story with many characters.  Here are the main characters aside from Ebenezer Scrooge himself:

Fred:  Fred is Scrooge's nephew by his sister.  He is cheerful and he loves Christmas.  He is patient with his negative and rude uncle.

Bob Cratchit:  Bob is Scrooge's employee.  He works for him as a clerk.  He has a large family.  He is also patient with Scrooge.

Jacob Marley:  Jacob was Scrooge's business partner, who died years before the beginning of the story.  He was also a miserly man.  He comes back to haunt Scrooge, warning him that he must change his ways before it is too late.

The Ghost of Christmas Past:  This spirit comes to show Scrooge his past, so that he can see where his selfish decisions have led him.

The Ghost of Christmas Present:  This spirit visits Scrooge to show him all that he is missing in the present.  The ghost shows him the suffering of the people around him.

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come:  This last spirit shows Scrooge what will happen if he does not change his ways.  Scrooge sees that his future will be bleak if he does not transform his character.

Tiny Tim:  Tiny Tim is the young crippled son of Bob Cratchit.  Scrooge takes pity on the boy and has a special connection with him.  Tiny Tim has a positive attitude despite his struggles.  

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