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?
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?
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?
Tim is Bob Cratchit's son. He is crippled and the audience idenifies with
him as a poor child in need of help.
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!
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 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?
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?
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?
Ghost of Christmas Present
This is a giant ghost who shows what is happening during Christmas right
now. They visit the Cratchit's home and Scrooge learns that Little Tim
will surely die if nothing is done to alter his future. They also visit
Scrooge's nephew and niece where there is a lively dance taking place!
Question: What could we do to make
the present better for others?
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?
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.