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This is the ghost of Marley; I’m Scrooge’s old business partner and best friend. I am here on this particular day partly as it was the night of my death seven years ago but I am really here as I have a chance to tell and warn Scrooge that he’s heading down a bad road and that he’s living a selfish, horrible and wicked life.
If he’s does not change he will condemned to wander for eternity and witness what he cannot share. I knew Scrooge well as he was my best and only friend and he was my business partner. We had a lot in common. We were selfish and greedy with no feelings for the poor or needy.
We just wanted more and more money.
We may have been rich but we were certainly poor in sprit and no joy in us. Yes, Old Scrooge is definitely a humbug but he was still my best friend. Earlier this day Scrooge’s nephew arrived and wished scrooge a merry Christmas and surprise, surprise Scrooge’s reaction was “Bah! Humbug”. His nephew thought he didn’t mean that but then Scrooge said to him “What right have you to be merry, you’re poor enough”. I cannot believe he said such a thing to his nephew, he treats his family no better then other people.
Scrooge assumed that his nephew was just there to visit him for a present of some sort like money but in reality he only wanted to catch up on scrooge and hear what’s been happening in his life? Basically he wanted to be a friend. Scrooge was having none of it has he is a selfish unsociable man. While his nephew walked out the clerk accidentally let two gentlemen in. These gentlemen where calling as they knew Scrooge was well off and would definitely be able to spare some money for the needy and poor. When they entered they asked if they could speak to either Scrooge or Marley.
Scrooge replied saying that Marley had died seven years ago this night. The two gentlemen answered saying that they had no doubt that his liberality was well represented in his surviving partner. I can definitely say that that statement is true as I am nearly as mean and selfish as Scrooge himself. The gentlemen asked if he would like to make some slight provision for poor and needy, but Scrooge replied that he didn’t make himself merry at Christmas and he couldn’t afford to make idle people merry either, He also said that he paid taxes anyway and they provided funds for the workhouses and jails.
My heart sunk when I saw how selfish and greedy he is as I knew that’s what I used to be like as well. Outside of Scrooge’s workplace the fog and darkness was really thick and impenetrable. I am stating this as I think this reflects Scrooge’s character as he is selfish, greedy and mean man and he has no consideration for others. He does not even consider his workers and he very unwillingly gave Bob Cratchit, his personal assistant the day off for Christmas, complaining that he was getting paid for not working.
When you look at Scrooge’s financial state and Bob’s financial state, it is terrible to think that Scrooge couldn’t just spare him Christmas off without any fuss. Scrooge yet again headed home after another day of work to his lonely old house where he would have his dinner by himself once again. But let me tell you he will have company during tonight’s dinner as I am going to visit him this very night. I follow him home as he leaves his office and I see the house I once shared with him.
Oh the memories I have of that house are still coming back to me now. I decide to give him a wake up call; a wee shock I make my face appear on his doorknocker thinking this will give him a fright. It doesn’t really seem to work as he just opens door and walks in to his house. It is quite funny to see him look behind door to see if my pony tail is coming out from the back of the doorknocker. When he slams door closed I make a lot of scary noises like thunder and lighting. But Scrooge doesn’t seem to be scared by echoes or thunder.
I think to my self how ungrateful he is and I start to get quite serious but I do realise that he has double locked his door which is unusual for him so I know he is getting slightly scared. But Scrooge just forgets about it and goes to count his money by the fire. I just look at him with a forgiving heart. All I want to do is to help him, you must remember that. So I make my face appear on the fire tiles but he just says “Humbug “, the way he always does. He then glances at the disused bell at the corner of the room. Now’s my chance I make it ring. He is astonished to see it move.
I then make my way up from the cellar into his room, unlocking the door. I have big heavy chains around me with boxes on them and as I walk up the stairs I sound like an elephant. This is because the chains are so big and heavy. This I think will definitely work but again Scrooge just shouts “Humbug “and assumes he is hearing things. I can’t take this anymore so I go up to him in person as a ghost obviously. I myself look just like I did on the day I died except for the heavy chains on me and a bandage round my head. These bandages were shoved on around your head to keep your jaws closed in coffins.
I despised them so much. Scrooge is shocked to see me and shocked that you look the same as I did seven years ago when I where alive. However Scrooge still refuses to acknowledge that you are real and not is imagination. He blames the fact that he sees you on something he ate that day. I tell him why I’m here but Scrooge can’t understand so I start to describe my wasted life to him and how I regret it so much and I say to him again that I’m here to offer him a chance to change his fate of having to wonder eternity like me and carry these heavy chains on his body.
Before I leave I warn Scrooge that there will be another three spirits which will visit you tonight. I leave him wondering about what he has just seen, hoping that he will change his self-centred life and not have to spend eternity like me. Personally however I think Scrooge is too much like me and will forget my visit and keep living a life of selfishness like I did.