Who is Mrs. Togget in  "A Christmas Carol?"

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enotechris eNotes educator| Certified Educator

From the chapter entitled Marely's Ghost:

"They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooges's office.  They had books and papers in their hands, and bowed to him.  'Scrooge and Marley's, I believe,' said one of the gentlemen, referring to his list."

From the chapter entitled The End of It:

"He had not gone far, when coming on towards him he beheld the portly gentleman, who had walked into his counting-house the day before, and said, 'Scrooge and Marley's, I believe.' "

We never discover the names of the gentlemen solicitors in the short story Dickens wrote. However, in theatrical adaptations of A Christmas Carol, The solicitors are sometimes cast as Mr & Mrs Togget.

ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

On Christmas Eve Scrooge is approached by Mr. and Mrs. Togget. (Very Minor characters in the novel). They ask him for a donation for charity and he yells at them and does not give them any money.  In the morning, Scrooge awakens in his own bedroom, noticeably changed from his dreams the previous evening. Scrooge meets his housekeeper and to her joy and amazement, he gives her a raise and a Christmas present. On his way to his nephew's house for Christmas dinner, Scrooge finds and donates money to Mr. and Mrs. Togget, whom he had turned away the day before. Scrooge makes his way to his nephew Fred’s house where he enjoys games, dinner, and singing Christmas carols with his family.