The quintessential miser, he is cruel-hearted, underpays his clerk Bob Cratchit, and says “Humbug!” to the Christmas festivities that bring joy to everyone around him. But when he is visited by the ghost of… (read full character analysis)
A strange combination of young and old, he has the innocence of an infant, but is seen as if through a veil of time, as if he is very elderly. He wears white robes… (read full character analysis)
The most ominous of all the spirits, he is a robed, silent figure and Scrooge fears his message most of all. The spirit points his bony hand towards the visions he has in store, and… (read full character analysis)
Scrooge’s loyal clerk, he is very poorly treated by his boss and his large family live in cold and poverty. The eldest children work hard and Bob is always looking to find them better… (read full character analysis)
Scrooge’s former business partner. Despite not being particularly missed by Scrooge, he was nevertheless the miser’s only friend, and is the figure that haunts and protects him by appearing in place of Scrooge's door… (read full character analysis)
The Ghost of Christmas Present
A portly, jovial gentleman. When Scrooge sees him, he is surrounded by a warm glow, and feast-like piles of foods. He carries a cornucopia, a kind of horn with special powers to bestow seasonal joy on the most needy townsfolk.
Scrooge’s nephew, a jolly fellow who loves Christmas and never gives up trying to share his merriment with his uncle, though he is also able to laugh at Scrooge's unrelenting miserliness. When Scrooge does repent, Fred accepts him immediately. He has an infectious, musical laugh.
Scrooge’s young love, who breaks off their engagement because of his altered values—when they met, he was happy to be poor and in love, but money fuels his thoughts now.