By the setting of Christmas eve, Jacob Marley had been dead for seven years. He only appeared as a ghost merely to warn Mr Scrooge of the impending visits from three other spirits.
Who was Jacob Marley?
Jacob Marley was a fictional character in Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol.
He was Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner.
When did Jacob Marley die?
On the seventh anniversary of his death, which is on Christmas Eve, the ghost of Jacob appears to Ebenezer and leaves him shaking like a twig.
Ebenezer shouted in disbelief, refusing to acknowledge Jacob’s ghost and instead blamed it on food poisoning.
Can Jacob leave Purgatory?
Jacob’s release from purgatory was on one condition: to redeem his best friend Ebenezer Scrooge.
How many ghosts visited Scrooge?
Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley and the three spirits representing the Past, Present and Future (Yet to come).
What happened to Marley after his death?
Having never once atoned for his sins on earth, Marley is plunged into purgatory, where his spirit freely roams to all corners of the world. He is shackled in cash boxes, ledgers and chains.
What do the ghosts in A Christmas Carol represent?
The Ghost of Christmas Past symbolizes memory; The Ghost of Christmas Present represents empathy and Christmas spirit; and the Ghost of Yet to Come represents the day of judgement.
What was A Christmas Carol about?
It is about the story of how an egocentric and miserly man was converted into caring and helping the less fortunate in society.
This happened as a result of his business partner’s ghost visiting him and letting him know of the suffering that awaits him after his death if he doesn’t change his mean ways.
What was Scrooge’s response to “Merry Christmas?”
“Bah! Humbug!” was Scrooge’s catchphrase.
The word Hambug refers to something or someone that is deceptive or false.
Was A Christmas Carol based on a true story?
The character, Ebenezer Scrooge was inspired by a real person. John Elwes was orphaned at an early age and was later to inherit a tidy sum of money from his uncle.
Elwes being a huge miser, literally spent almost nothing on himself. He died a “poor” millionaire, with all his money going to his sons.
Who is the antagonist in A Christmas Carol?
Ebenezer’s own nature is the antagonist in the novella.
Who said the phrase, “God Bless us everyone.”?
This was said by Tiny Tim at Bob Crachit’s home, where Jacob had taken Christmas gifts.
This was at the very end of the book.