In Scrooge we see a man who is transformed from a greedy, selfish miser into a generous and good-natured character by the end. He is shown the error of his ways by the ghosts that visit him and is redeemed by his own willingness to change.
As teenagers, both men had been apprenticed in business and met as clerks presumably in accounting in another business.
They have become successful bankers, with seats on the London Stock Exchange; they are also stockholders and directors of at least one major association, but a vast amount of their wealth has been accumulated through usurious moneylending.
He has been dead seven years by the time the story begins. The ghost maintains the same voice, hairstyle and sense of dress that he had in life, but is completely transparent, wearing a handkerchief tied about his jaws, and "captive, bound and double-ironed" with chains which are described as "long, and wound about him like a tail; it was made He explains that it is the chain he subconsciously built himself in life, as a result of his extortionate behaviour.
The ghost is also described as being provided with "an infernal atmosphere of its own He despairs at his inability to ever find happiness in the mortal world or the next.
As he spent his life on this earth obsessing over money and mistreating the poor and wretched to fill his pocket, Marley is damned to walk the earth for all eternity, never to find rest or peace.
When the spectre asks, "Why do you doubt your senses? A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato.
Satisfied, after explaining his situation and the reasons for it, Marley delivers his message of the three hauntings that will help redeem Scrooge of the same punishment, he then flies out of the window in the company of other restless souls, all of them chained in a similar manner to himself, and all of them suffering the same incessant torture.
Even he himself appears uncertain as to how he is visible to Scrooge "on this night", when he has followed him, invisible, on "many and many a day". However, various adaptations of A Christmas Carol have made various differences to Marley. In that same film, he was implied to be a ruthless criminal as well, "robbing the widows and swindling the poor", all in the same day and his punishment of being "forced to carry his heavy chains for eternity" was a result of it.
Trivia InPresident John F. Kennedy quoted Marley in his speech about businesses in America, saying "Humanity was my business". Once led by Ezra Holbrook, the band now seems to be "defunct".Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Featuring: Scenic Design by Lee Savage, Costume Design by Alejo Vietti, Lighting Design by Rui Rita, Original Music and Sound Design by Josh Schmidt, Choreography by Shea Sullivan and Wig Design by Charles G.
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Back for it's every-other-year production at PlazaCo, A Christmas Carol once again tells the story of the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge and his journey to redemption at Christmastime through the appearance of Ghosts of his Past, Present and Future.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by CHARLES DICKENS – A free audiobook. This classic Christmas story has been a staple during the yuletide season and has seen dozens of iterations.
A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, seven years after the death of his business partner.
Ebenezer Scrooge (/ ˌ ɛ b ɪ ˈ n iː z ər ˈ s k r uː dʒ /) is the main protagonist of Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol.. At the beginning of the novella, Scrooge is a cold-hearted miser who despises Christmas.
Dickens describes him thus: "The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine. An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.