Describe Scrooge’s first encounter with the Ghost of Christmas Present. Where does he first meet him (what transformation does this room take)? What does this
Ghost look like?
Who owns the house in which the Ghost and Scrooge first visit? Describe the scene that is witnessed and how Scrooge feels regarding what is observed.
What does the Ghost tell Scrooge will be the fate of tiny Tim if the shadows remain unaltered?
How does the Ghost use Scrooge’s own words against him by saying, “If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population (pg. 52).”
Describe the effect it has on his family when Bob Cratchit’s toasts Scrooge as the
Founder of the Feast.
What is the point that the Ghost is trying to make to Scrooge when they visit the desolate moor and the ship out at sea?
What does Scrooge overhear his nephew saying to his dinner guests about his earlier encounter with Scrooge? What does Fred mean by the comment, “…his offences carry their own punishment?”
As the night grows near a close, what is happening to the Ghost of Christmas
Present? When is his life to end?
What does Scrooge spy hidden within the robes of the Ghost? What does the
Ghost say they represent and to whom do they belong? Why do you think
Scrooge is warned to beware of them?
What is the major theme in this stave?