A Christmas Carol

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come 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 eventually leads Scrooge to his own lonely grave stone, a prediction of his fate if his lifestyle remains the same. This spirit seals the moral lesson of the story.

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Quotes in A Christmas Carol

The A Christmas Carol quotes below are all either spoken by The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come or refer to The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of A Christmas Carol published in 2003.
Stave 4 Quotes

The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery.

Related Characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Page Number: 95
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'Ghost of the Future!' he exclaimed, 'I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart. Will you not speak to me?'

Related Characters: Ebenezer Scrooge (speaker), The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Page Number: 96
Explanation and Analysis:

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The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Character Timeline in A Christmas Carol

The timeline below shows where the character The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come appears in A Christmas Carol. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Stave 3
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Social Dissatisfaction and the Poor Laws Theme Icon
...miserable animals, so sick and shriveled that they look old instead of young. Scrooge asks the spirit if they are his. The spirit replies that they are Man’s. They represent Ignorance and... (full context)
Stave 4
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
The last ghost approaches, but is shrouded in a black garment so that all Scrooge can see of... (full context)
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Christmas and Tradition Theme Icon
Scrooge follows the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and suddenly they are in the midst of a street, busy with trade. Scrooge stops... (full context)
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Scrooge looks questioningly to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come , but it just moves on to another group. Scrooge recognizes these men. This time... (full context)
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Social Dissatisfaction and the Poor Laws Theme Icon
Scrooge realizes the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is looking at him again, and feels a new surge of terror. The ghost leads... (full context)
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
...dim light, there is a bed and on top, a body, covered in a sheet. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come points ominously towards the head but Scrooge finds he can't make himself remove the cloth.... (full context)
Family Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Christmas and Tradition Theme Icon
Scrooge assures the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come that he is aware of the lesson he is being taught and begs to leave,... (full context)
Family Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Christmas and Tradition Theme Icon
...to dim even slightly the terrible image of the body lying alone in that house. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come takes him to Bob Cratchit’s house, where the Cratchits are unusually silent, waiting for Bob... (full context)
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Social Dissatisfaction and the Poor Laws Theme Icon
Scrooge can tell that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is about to leave him. He wants to know finally who the dead man is.... (full context)
Past, Present and Future – The Threat of Time Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Christmas and Tradition Theme Icon
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come keeps pointing, now it is clear that he is directing Scrooge to one grave in... (full context)
Stave 5
Family Theme Icon
Greed, Generosity and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Christmas and Tradition Theme Icon
...home, and he enjoys an evening that is just as wonderful as it was in the spirit ’s vision. (full context)