Which ghost does Scrooge fear the most and why?  

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Scrooge most fears the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, both because of its appearance and what it shows him.

We are told this ghost "seemed to scatter gloom and mystery." It is "shrouded" in "deep black" clothing that hides its face and form except for its pointing hand. Its perpetual silence unnerves Scrooge and he says to it:

"I fear you more than any spectre I have seen."

The Ghost of Christmas Past showed Scrooge some happy memories, such as the Christmas dance at his old employer Fezziwig's. The Ghost of Christmas Present also showed happy, if bittersweet, scenes, such as the Cratchits enjoying their meagre Christmas. However, all that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge are grim visions of the future. Scrooge, after his death, is unmourned and hated. Some people are glad he is dead. He is also taken into parts of the city he was unaware of, where:

The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly. Alleys and...

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