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Ebenezer Scrooge
The main character of the play, A Christmas Carol. His character begins as a greedy man who is consumed with his own needs. As the play progresses, Scrooge learns important life lessons that benefit him and the people around him.
Question: How might have Scrooge's life been if Belle had not broken off the engagement? 
Bob Cratchit
Cratchit is Scrooge's dedicated clerk. Cratchit is a very kind and poor man. He remains humble and kind even when Scrooge mistreats him with his harsh words and actions. He loves his large family dearly and they are of utmost importance in his life. He strives to do what is best for them.

Question: What might have happened if Bob Cratchit had not been so nice to Scrooge?
Mrs. Cratchit
She is Bob Cratchit's wife. She is a kind hearted woman who loves her husband and family.

Question: How might the conversation go between Mrs. Cratchit and Scrooge at the dinner table?
Tiny Tim
Tim is Bob Cratchit's son. He is crippled and the audience idenifies with him as a poor child in need of help.

Question: How would Tiny Tim's life be different if had he not been born crippled?
Fred is Scrooge's newphew. He is a gentle man who loves Christmas. He always invites Scrooge over for the holidays but is turned down. Scrooge wants nothing to do with Christmas!

Question: Why did Fred always invite Scrooge to his Christmas party?
A lovely woman who was going to marry Scrooge before he became so greedy and selfish. She broke off the engagement and told him that maybe his money will bring him happiness.

Question: What do you think that Belle meant when she dropped the ring in Scrooge's scale?
Fan is Scrooge's Sister and Fred's mom. Scrooge sees her when the Ghost of Christmas past takes him back to the place he was born. Scrooge has fond memories of his sister as his memories of the past are rekindled.

Question: How might have Scrooge's life changed if his sister did not die?
A jovial man who brings good cheer to the people around him. He enjoys Christmas immensely and is known for his grand holiday parties.

Question: Why did Fezziwig have such great holiday parties in his community?
Two Portly Gentlemen
Two gentleman who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the play. They are looking for donations to help the poor. Scrooge is insensitive and rude to their requests for humanity and bids them farewell.

Question: What might the Two Portly Gentlemen do with the donations for the poor?
Jacob Marley
Marley was Scrooge's business partner when he was alive. His greed and selfishness matches Scrooges with complete accuracy. When Marley dies, he is condemned to wander through the world in heavy chains. Marley has learned from his mistakes and wants to save Scrooge from the same fate. He returns as a ghost because he wants Scrooge to change his ways before it is to late.

Question: How might Marley have avoided a life in heavy chains?
The Ghost of Christmas Past
This is the first ghost that visits Scrooge and the childlike personality takes Scrooge back in time to Christmases in his past. He ends his visit by telling Scrooge, "These are the shadows of the things that have been. They are what they are, Ebenezer. The past can not be changed."

Question: How do our past actions and decisions affect our future destiny?
The Ghost of Christmas Present
This is the second ghost that visits Scrooge. This ghost shows Scrooge what is presently happening during Christmas celebrations. He is jovial and always has food and drink close by.

Question: What could you do to make the upcoming holiday memorable for others?
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
A slender phantom, 12 feet tall, draped and hooded, comes to tell Scrooge of his lonely death. This hooded ghost shows Scrooge what life will be like if he doesn't change his ways.

Question: Why is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come draped and hooded?

Writing Prompt: It is the year 2005. Imagine that you are visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Describe what they would look like and how they would influence your life.