A Christmas Carol
By: Charles Dickens
Jacob Marley: Marley is Scrooge's former business partner who is now dead. He was like Scrooge is life, greedy and mean. Now, he must spend eternity walking around the world in chains and shackles.
Bob Cratchit and Family: Cratchit is a poor man who works for Scrooge at his counting house. He has many children including Tiny TIm who is very sick.
The Ghosts: Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: Past, Present, and Future. Each ghost shows Scrooge a glimpse of his life from that time period.
"Bah! Humbug! Christmas! Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge
"An act of kindness is like the first green apple of summer; one leads to another and another and another." Marley
Setting and Theme
Theme: The main theme of the play is that people should not be greedy and care only about themselves. Scrooge starts out being very greedy, but as the story continues Scrooge starts to see that his behavior is making very unhappy. He decides he must change his behavior and be a more giving person.