anonymous
  • anonymous
I will fan you and give you a medal.Please help!!!!! Explain what the Ghost of Christmas Past means when he says to Ebenezer Scrooge, "I have told you these were shadows of the things that have been. . .that they are what they are, do not blame me!" *
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Brrandyn
  • Brrandyn
Scrooge is referring to the spirits/people who've lived in the past? Not sure, need more context, though, is a reasonable inference.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you
Smartyprincess
  • Smartyprincess
could I give you some notes to take?
Smartyprincess
  • Smartyprincess
Jacob Marley Scrooge's partner  Administrator of the Marley estate Scrooge  How does Scrooge treat the boy who sings Christmas Carols? chases him away  What does Scrooge do when he cannot listen to the ghost of Christmas past anymore? extinguishes his light  Describe the second spirit A giant dressed in green who sits on a throne of food  Who helps Mrs. Cratchit prepare Christmas dinner? her children  Who mourns Jacob Marley's death? no one  How does Scrooge's nephew treat Bob Cratchit, his clerk? kindly  In order to show Scrooge how others celebrate Christmas, the spirit takes him to a miner's hut and a lighthouse  Who is Topper? Scrooge's nephew, Fred's friend  How do the businessmen talk about the death of one of their colleagues in Stave 4? They do not seem to care he died.  What does the third spirit tell Scrooge about Tiny Tim and his future? He will not die if Scrooge changes his ways  What does Scooge offer to a charity on Christmas? a large sum of money  At what time does Bob arrive at work on December 26? 9:18  What is Scrooge's relationship with Tiny Tim at the end of the book? He becomes a second father to him.  In what city is the story set? London  On the day of Marley's funeral, what did Scrooge do? conduct business as usual  On what grounds does Scrooge refuse to help the poor in Stave 1? He supports the workhouses and prisons through his taxes  Why must Marley wander the earth? He did not care for his fellow humans.  Describe Scrooge's holidays at school Lonely  Describe Fezziwig Jolly  Scrooge's fiance accuses him of replacing her with another idol  Scrooge's fiance ends up married to another man with a large, happy family  The second spirit holds a torch  The ragged children, ignorance and want offer society doom  What ironic statement does the spirit make when Scrooge asks for help for the two children, Ignorance and Want? Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?  Describe the ghost of Christmas yet to come Hooded figure in black who does not speak  Why does Scrooge accept the visit of the third spirit? He knows that if he is to change, he must accept help from the spirits.  What do the charwoman, the laundress and the undertaker's man bring to Joe? a shirt, a blanket, and silverware from the dead man's house  What does the charwoman think would be a waste of a shirt? putting it on the body for burial  What does the spirit show Scrooge when he asks to see his future? a grave  what does Scrooge promise the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come? That he will honor Christmas  With whom does Scrooge dine on Christmas His nephew  What does Scrooge send the Cratchits for Christmas? turkey  Why does Scrooge hope to catch Bob coming in late? to raise his salary  Who said, "Father is so much kinder that home is like heaven" Fan  Who said, "I'll give you Mr. Scrooge, the founder of the feast" Bob  Who said,"I mean to give him the same chance every year whether he likes it or not, for I pit him." Fred  Who said,"I wear the chain I forged in life...I made it link by link...and of my own free will I wore it." Jacob  Who said, "God bless us, Everyone!" Tim  Who said, "I told you these were the shadows of the things that have been...that they are what they are, do not blame me." Ghost of Christmas Past  Who said, "Assure me that I may yet change these shadows you have shown me by an altered life." Scrooge  Who said, "Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, I have no just cause to grieve." Belle  Who said, "He frightened everyone away from him when he was alive, to profit us when he was dead! Ha, ha, ha!" the charwoman  Who said, "I wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it." Mrs. Cratchit  What did Marley wear? long chain  What did Bob wear? white comforter  What did Tiny Tim carry? crutch  What did Ghost of Christmas Present carry? torch  Author of A Christmas Carol Charles wingspanens  City in which A Christmas Carol is set London  Which of the spirits does not speak to Scrooge? The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come  What is Jacob Marley forced to drag about as a result of his sinful life? Heavy chains forged from ledgers and lockboxes  Why does Scrooge like darkness? It is cheap.  Where does Martha work? At a milliner's  Who is in the grave in Stave Four? Ebenezer Scrooge  In what year was A Christmas Carol written? 1843  Which character is Fred's mother? Fan  Why does Belle end her engagement to Scrooge? Because Scrooge is consumed by greed  What is the Ghost of Christmas Present's throne made of? Food  To whom does Scrooge send the Christmas turkey? The Cratchits  Who brings Scrooge home from school? Fan  Which one of the spirits has a glowing head? The Ghost of Christmas Past  Who appears in Scrooge's door-knocker? Jacob Marley's ghost  How does Fezziwig die? Fezziwig does die in the novel, but the manner of his death is unspecified.  Which spirit takes Scrooge to a ship at sea? The Ghost of Christmas Present  Who inherits Bob Cratchit's shirt? Peter  Who asks Scrooge for a charitable contribution? Two portly gentlemen  What is Scrooge's typical response to "Merry Christmas"? "Bah! Humbug!"  Which character utters the famous words, "God bless us, Every one"? Tiny Tim  Who stole Scrooge's sheets and sold them to Joe the fence?` Mrs. Dilber
anonymous
  • anonymous
This is one of my favorite stories. The ghost means Scrooge and he are not really in the past, just showing Scrooge's memories. Some of these memories upset Scrooge, as he regrets the decisions he made in the past. He wishes to change the mistakes, but since they're only shadows of the past, he can't. Hope this helps! :)
Smartyprincess
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thanks :)

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