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How many ghosts were there in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol?

How many ghosts were there in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol?

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Asked by Santa_clause, Last updated: Sep 29, 2020

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K. Shadrach

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Answered Sep 25, 2020

There are known to be four ghosts that are available in A Christmas Carol. Some people assume that there are only three ghosts namely The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and The Ghost of Yet to Come.

Aside from these three ghosts, we should not discount the fact Jacob Marley visited Ebenezer Scrooge at the beginning of the movie.

As more and more ghosts started to visit Ebenezer, he started to become kinder than before. At the end of the movie, he has become a kinder and gentler version of himself as compared to the start of the movie.

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S. Barnes

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Answered Sep 22, 2020

“A Christmas Carol” is a novella written by Charles Dickens and tells the story of a miser Ebenezer Scrooge who was visited by the ghosts. It has four ghosts. The first ghost was Jacob Marley’s ghost and the other three ghosts are the spirit of Christmas past, the spirit of Christmas present, and the spirit of yet to come. These ghost of Jacob Morley, who visited Scrooge at the beginning of the story.

Jacob Morley is a business partner of Scrooge. A Christmas Carol depicts the story of an elderly miser, Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts one by one at his house. Ebenezer Scrooge was transformed into a kind-hearted gentleman after the visitation of the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley.

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Jessica Rhodes

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Answered Sep 21, 2020

The book, “A Christmas Carol” was written by Charles Dickens. It was first available in London in 1843.

• There was a total of four ghosts in the novel.

• The first ghost is Jacob Marley, who appears to him in chains.

• He had also been a miser and Scrooge’s former business partner.

• Next came the past, present, and future ghosts.

• The past ghost would travel with him back into the past to see how things could have been if.

• His present ghost came to show him what is going on now and the problems for which he was currently responsible.

• His future ghosts show him what will happen if he continues down the path he has been traveling.

• The hope was that upon seeing the damage he had done, it would make him be taught from his mistakes and become a better person.

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A. Lucius

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A. Lucius, Senior Content writer, Diploma in Literature, Dover, Delaware

Answered Sep 18, 2020

Most people would say that there are three ghosts that are available but actually, there are four ghosts that you will find in A Christmas Carol. The fourth ghost is Jacob Marley who visited Scrooge at the start of the film.

The other ghosts that you will find are the following: the ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Future. If in case you are not familiar with this book, this is a book that was created by Charles Dickens. A lot of people find this book fun because they have started to learn why it is important. This ghost story has become a genre on its own.

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A. Samuel

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A. Samuel, Content Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida

Answered Sep 07, 2020

The first ghost in Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" was Jacob Marley. He was the business partner of Ebeneezer Scrooge. His death was seven years prior to when the events in the book take place. He died on Christmas Eve. The second ghost was the Ghost of Christmas Present.

His character is similar to Father Christmas from the English folklore. The third ghost was the Ghost of Christmas Past. His role was to show the Scrooge that the lessons he was there to show him were worth showing him and worth the Scrooge believing.

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Leo Samuels

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Leo Samuels, Content Writer, PG, California

Answered Sep 07, 2020

A lot of people assume that there are only three ghosts that are available in A Christmas Carol. The three ghosts are obvious. These are the spirit of Christmas Past, the spirit of Christmas Present, and the spirit of Yet to Come.

These three ghosts are meant to make Scrooge realize a few things about how life would be, but people usually forget that there is another ghost that first made an appearance at the beginning of the story. This ghost is Jacob Morley’s ghost. It was Jacob Marley who gave a warning to Scrooge that he should change his ways. Scrooge did not believe him in the beginning, but there were other things that unfolded throughout the story that made him have different realizations.

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Daniel Drake

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

If you have already ready Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” you will know how many ghosts are available. There are actually four ghosts that you can find. These ghosts are the following: The ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

You may be wondering who the fourth ghost is. This fourth ghost is actually the ghost of Jacob Morley, who visited Scrooge at the beginning of the story. Jacob Morley is the business partner of Scrooge. This is one story that a lot of people like probably because it makes them realize a lot of things.

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Oct 30, 2018

There were total four ghosts in Charles Dickens's novella, A Christmas Carol. The first ghost was Jacob Marley's ghost, and the other three were the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

A Christmas Carol depicts the story of an elderly miser, Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by four ghosts one-by-one at his house. After the visit of these ghosts, he gets transformed into a kind-hearted gentleman.

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John Adney

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Answered Nov 29, 2016

4 ghosts including Jacob Marley, The ghost of Christmas present, the ghost of Christmas past and the ghost of Christmas yet to come.

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